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.

Indicative itinerary of the trip:

 DAY 1 

  • picking up from Warsaw (WAW, WMI airports or Warsaw city centre) not later than 13:00
  • journey to Białowieża (ca. 3-4 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 where we are expected to arrive no later than 16:00

What is included in the trip?

  • picking up from and returning to Warsaw Airport (WAW or WMI)
  • everyday transport by car
  • expert guidance by me
  • accomodation in clean, twin rooms with private facilities in Białowieża (3 nights)
  • meals (breakfast and dinner as well as packed lunches)
  • all necessary tickets

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 650 EUR per person for the trip (when number of participants: 3 – 6) or 850 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!

In April it is even advised to extend the trip for a day or two as from mid April a wildlife high season begins.

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

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