A 4-days tour to Białowieża Forest in search of birds and mammals.
We will focus on the bird species of primeval forest. This includes looking for woodpeckers (8 species- Three-toed, White-backed, Grey-headed and Black), Pygmy and Tengmalm’s Owl, Common Cranes, Nutcracker and Hazel Grouse. It is a time of year with the highest possibility of seeing rare sedentary species with the biggest activity of woodpeckers and best time for owls throughout the year. In my opinion it is the most magical time of the year in Bialowieza Forest! A time when everything begins to wake up and you can see this process even over the hours in the primeval Białowieża Forest – one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain.
From mid-March there are chances for some first rare migrants – Green Sandpipers, Firecrests, Woodcocks, while in April a considerable set of migrants already arrives.
During the trip we will also search for mammals like European Bison, Red Deer, Elk (Moose), European Beaver and large carnivores (Wolves and Lynx). In early spring observations of European Bisons are almost guaranteed!
My blogposts from March (1, 2) and April (1, 2) could give you an idea of what wildlife is like at this time of year.