About me

  • Are you thinking of exploring the wildlife of Poland?

    Are you looking for a guide who will lead you through the vast Biebrza Marshes and the primeval Białowieża Forest in search of birds and large mammals?

Then you are in the right place!

Hi, my name is Oliwier Myka. I come from Białystok, a city located exactly midway between two top European spots for nature lovers. Maybe that’s why I became a naturalist!

Since the age of 13 I have been birding and exploring this North Eastern region of Poland. I am not only familiar with top wildlife sites, but also with lesser known ones which are still very rich in wildlife.

Over the years, I have taken part in surveys of several species in Białowieża Forest studying the biology of Pygmy Owl and rare woodpeckers. I have done similar work on the Biebrza Marshes researching the populations of waders and other non-forest birds. I am also an active member of Polish Society for Bird Protection (PTOP).

In 2015 I decided to make use of my field experience and to become a wildlife guide. Besides my independent career I regularly work for polish travel company Bird Service as a local guide for Naturetrek– a leading UK nature holiday company. Companies such as WildWings, Spainbirds, Wild Forest, ACE Tours or WildPoland have also used my services and experience.

Personally, I graduated on sustainable power generation, I am a fan of football (and regularly support my local team in Białystok called Jagiellonia), love maps and Podlasie.