Weekend tours to Bialowieza in Poland or BELARUS or Biebrza National Parks.
Bialowieza is best for
owls & woodpeckers, Biebrza for all migratory birds, especially waterfowl and waders
March 22 (Fri.) - 24 (Sun.)
Biebrza Marshes - peak of a massive geese and ducks migration
March (29 Fri.) - March. (31 Sun.)
Bialowieza Primeval Forest on BELARUS - peak of woodpeckers & owls mating season,
target specie: Great Grey Owl!
April (5 Fri.) - March. (7 Sun.)
Bialowieza Primeval Forest on BELARUS - woodpeckers & owls, target specie: Great Grey Owl!
Most popular 6-days tours to both: Bialowieza and Biebrza National Parks including
Siemianowka lake and some local spots as a free bonus. Extension to BELARUS possible!
May 05 (Mon.) - 10 (Sat.) Bialowieza & Biebrza
May 12 (Mon.) - 17 (Sat.) Bialowieza & Biebrza
May 19 (Mon.) - 24 (Sat.) Bialowieza & Biebrza
May 26 (Mon.) - 31 (Sat.) Bialowieza & Biebrza
We also run weekly trips through the rest of the year - ask us please for dates and details.
The tour & birds
This excellent birding tours have been designed to get the most from birding in Poland. You will enjoy unforgettable, very intensive week, exploring some of Europe's premier habitats - a pearl of Western Palearctic! Great opportunities for wildlife photography or nature sound recording!
Most of your money spent on such a trip will go to Birds Of Prey Rehab. Centre we cooperate with, and to local people, what makes them convinced it is worth protecting nature around them!
Birding areas visited
BIALOWIEZA National Park - the very last one, untouched, old riverine European forest, where birding is like stepping back thousand years! Hard to believe in fact that average age of the forest stands are far over 130 years and 400-600 years old trees are not rare! Even more incredible is the biodiversity of fauna -approx. 9200 species of insects, 13 species of amphibians, 58 species of mammals and nearly 250 bird species. Access to the areas under highest protection is strictly controlled but our guides have special permission to take you there!
BIEBRZA National Park - greatest wetlands in Europe, under RAMSAR protection. Mazes of river channels, flooded meadows, peat-bog lakes and endless areas of wild marshes make a home to 48 species of mammals, 13 species of amphibians, 5 species of reptiles, 36 species of fishes and over 750 species of moths and butterflies! Yes, and bird species -over 270.
On such a trip it's easy to
tick about 150 and up to 200 bird species! Including many top rarities, such as
all 10 european woodpeckers (ecpecially White-backed, Three-toed,
Grey-headed and Black), eagles: Spotted, Lesser-spotted, White-tailed,
Golden, Short-toed and Booted among several other raptors. Rarest
owls: Pygmy, Tengmalm's and Eagle owl. Black grouse, Hazel Hen, Capercaillie, 3 species of marsh terns (White winged, Black and Whiskered
terns), Great Snipes on the lek, Collared and Red-breasted flycatcher, Aquatic and River
warblers, Citrine wagtail, Thrush nightingales, Bluethroats, Hawfinches,
Nutcrackers, Black and White Storks - just to name a few...
Or watch this great movie of Krystian Matysek, showing what you gonna see here...
(not any spoken word, pure sounds of nature)
We will pick you up at Warsaw airport (or any other prearranged collection
point) and return you there after your tour is finished. You will be hosted in
clean and lovely guest house, with twin rooms & free WiFi, built in a peaceful and virgin surrounding, on
full boarding basis. Excellent meals of Polish cuisine (products of local extensive eco-farming) are served on the way
that give you maximum time to enjoy nature: breakfast and dinners in-house, lunches
on-the-road, as we go.
Highly experienced, english speaking local guide will lead you to all the best
birding spots in the area, showing you the birds you wish to watch.
The guide wont be only your field guide but also your friend, translator and
carerer - all the time at your service.
- everyday transportation by car across Poland, with our careful driver
- guidance by highly experienced english speaking local guide on every birding
- full boarding accommodation in clean double rooms, each with shower and
- excellent meals, made in-house from local products of 100% ecological, extensive farming
- all the tickets for entering paid areas, such as national parks, lookout
towers, parkings etc.
Price and booking *
Usual price is from Eu149.00 per day and person, basing on a group size/space booked
Travel costs to/from Poland, alcohol, personal insurance, gifts, postcards or other items of personal nature are not included in price. For single room supplementary fee might be required.
When to go?
March - simply the best time ever for all species of woodpeckers. Also massive flocks of geese and ducks.
April - great for woodpeckers, owls and April adds plenty of migrating waterfowls, waders and raptors.
Late April/early May - has all of the above (but worse for woodpeckers) plus displaying ruffs! and great snipes on the lek! And mid-May brings late warblers: especially aquatic, river and barred. Plus flycatchers - collared and red-breasted, 4 species of marshy terns, bee eaters, rollers etc.
June or late May - still good for raptors, terns, aquatic warbler and bee-eaters, but you may miss great snipes and woodpeckers, as they will be hardly visible, because of dense foliage and tall grass at this time of year.
PLEASE NOTE: May is a peak of a birding season, so we are very busy, so please book asap! Ideally 3 months before your arrival. The sooner - the better. And cheaper...
* If the above dates or routes don't suit you or would you prefere to go somwhere else - we still would love to help you! Right upon you
let us know the dates, number of people and your bird wish-list, we will
prepare you private tour and send you exact prices with detailed itinerary. We can guide you alone or a group you can organize (good commission or
your personal discount guaranteed in this case). Or maybe you prefer to
explore birds of Poland on your own, without a guide? We still can help you by organizing your stay
here on behalf of you.
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