In the land of Woodpeckers, Owls, Great Snipes, Bisons and Elks
At this time of the year, flourishing forests, fields and meadows along with thousands of birds create an unforgettable spectacle for everyone interested in nature. It is a perfect trip not only for those with extensive experience and knowledge of bird watching but also for those who would like to learn more under our guidance.
Trips – Woodpeckers, Owls, Great Snipes, Bisons and Elks:
04.04 – 12.04.2018 9 Days
14.04 – 22.04.2018 9 Days
24.04 – 02.05.2018 9 Days
Trips – Woodpeckers, Owls, Great Snipes, Aquatic Warbler, Bisons and Elks:
04.05 – 13.05.2018 10 days
15.05 – 23.05.2018 9 days
25.05 – 02.06.2018 9 days
04.06 – 12.06.2018 9 days
We meet together in Bialystok (for additional price we can meet up in Warsaw and transport you to the final destination) and travel to the Biebrza valley where you will stay for a couple of days. After arrival we go around the area to see Common Crane, tooting Common snipe, Eurasian curlew, and in the evening Eurasian Woodcock.
All day long trip to watch tooting Ruffs, Common Greenshank, Common redshank, Black-tailed godwit, White-winged Tern. It is also a great opportunity to see birds of prey such as White-tailed Eagle, Lesser spotted Eagle but also a very rare Greater spotted Eagle. In the evening, we watch the rarest species – Aquatic Warbler. Biebrza valley is the home for this species with over 5,000 tweeting males.
After breakfast we go to the estuary of the Biebrza river to the Narew river. It is picturesque overlflow area created by two unregulated masses of water. It is also a great spot to observe different types of birds including thousands of Ruffs and White-winged Terns, Whiskered Terns, Common Terns, Black Terns oraz Little Terns. There are also songbirds such as Bluethroat, Common Rosefinch, Eurasian Penduline Tit. You will also have a chance to see a dappled hoopoe.
Today we go to the Southern part of the Biebrza valley. Here you can see Montagu’s Harrier, Marsh Harrier also very rare Hen Harrier. It is also a great place to watch Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Common Reshrank, also Great grey Shrike and Red-backed Shrike. In the evening we will look for elks and secretive Corn Crake and European Nightjar.
Today we leave whereabouts of the Biebrza river and travel to the Bialowieża Forest. The best preserved forest in Europe with last remaining bisons – world class unique animals.
On our way we will visit fishing ponds where you can observe Eurasian Penduline Tit, Great Reed Warbler, Erasian Reed Warbler , Sedge Warbler, Wildfowls , Red-necked Grebe,Little grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Black-cecked Grebe. There are also five pairs of a secretive and very difficult to come across species – Eurasian Bittern.
The trip from Biebrza to the Bialowieza forest goes through the one of the least inhabited places in Poland with only fifty inhabitants per square meter. You will have a chance to observe marvelous landscapes made of meadows, fields and quaint wooden villages typical only for this region in Poland. An unforgettable opportunity to see a true mosaic of cultures that make up this region with influences of Belorussian, Polish and Ukrainian cultures visible on every step.
Today we wander through the famous Bialowieza Forest. You will visit the special zone which is a restricted area untouched by man where no interference by humans is allowed. You will have a chance to observe White-backed Woodpecker, three-toed Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker and Collared Flycatcher. In the evening we will go to observe tooting Great Snipe. On this occasion you will also hear Spotted Crakeand, nightingales.
We set off to the Bialowieza Forest where about six hundred bisons live. Despite their size they are very difficult to come across at this time of the year but we have our favorite spots and places where the likelihood of seeing them is much higher than in other parts of the forest. Today you will also see Hazel Grouse, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Spotted Nutcraker, Green Woodpecker, Erasian Wryneck, Common Rosefinch but also animals such as Deer, Stag or Hare.
We spend most of the day around the Siemianowka lake. It is a place well known for spotting Black Tern, Whiskered Tern, Common Tern White-winged Tern, i Little Tern. This also a hunting area for White-tailed Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Marsh Harrier i Montagu’s Harrier. We will also see Eurasian Hoopoe, Barred Warbler and Citrine Wagtail. There are amphibias such as European Tree Frog, Eurpean Fire-bellied Toad, European Green Toad, Natterjack Toad. The Siemianowka lake is also famous for different species of butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies.
This is the last day together so we eat breakfast, exchange farewells and hope to see each other soon!