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?

  • Are you thinking of exploring the wildlife of Poland?

  • Are you thinking of exploring the wildlife of Poland?

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.