Early spring tour

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 migratory birds – 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) could give you an idea of what wildlife is like at this time of year. Also have a look at the pictures below – they were taken by my guests during early spring tours.

Indicative itinerary of the trip:

 DAY 1 

  • picking up from Warsaw (WAW, WMI airports or Warsaw city centre) no later than 13:00
  • journey to Białowieża (ca. 3 hours)
  • evening exploration of Białowieża Primeval Forest

DAY 2 & 3

  • two days of exploring Białowieża Primeval Forest in search of birds and mammals

DAY 4 

  • morning exploration of Białowieża Forest
  •  journey to Warsaw (ca. 3 hours), where the tour ends (WAW, WMI airports or Warsaw city centre) no later than 16:00

What is included in the trip?

  • picking up from and returning to Warsaw
  • everyday transport by car
  • expert guidance by me
  • accomodation in clean, twin rooms with private facilities in Białowieża Forest (3 nights)
  • meals (breakfast and dinner as well as packed lunches)
  • all necessary tickets
  • a visit to the Strict Reserve of Białowieża National Park (UNESCO site) with local, licensed guide

What is not included in the trip?

  • travel costs to/from Poland
  • items of a personal nature
  • personal insurance for travelling in Poland

Price and number of participants

Price is 690 EUR per person for the trip (when number of participants: 3 – 6) or 890 EUR per person for the trip (when number of participants: 2). Single room supplement is 70 EUR.

To run the tour a minimal number of two participants is required. If you meet this condition then don’t hesitate in contacting me via form below!

Number of participants for this trip: 2-6.

Tour could be also adapted for a single person, as well as extended on demand.

Everything could be tailored due to your needs!

 You might consider to extend the tour for a day or two to visit Biebrza Marshes and experience NE Poland to its fullest!


Oliwier has been an awesome

Oliwier has been an awesome guide. He knows Biebrza National Park inside out. Thanks to Oliwier, we spotted more birds in 3 days than we ever could have imagined and our 4th day in Knyszyn Forest was also remarkable.

Oliwier’s knowledge of birds, mammals, plants and the eco-system in general is outstanding.

A great guide for a fascinating environment!

Mado & Georges Weissgerber-Sigel
April 2019

I’ve been in NE Poland

I’ve been in NE Poland with Oliwier not only once but two times, on personal tours.
Oli is a great guide, his birding skills are some of the best I’ve seen. We had fantastic times looking for birds in Bialowieza and Bierza, in a true adventurous ways.
I highly recommend Oliwier as a nature guide, no matter if you are just looking for a good time, or a hardcore birder looking for the difficult specialities.
Great guide, in a gorgeous environment

Luis Baia
March & June 2015

Contact me if you have any question or would like to book the tour!

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