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. 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. This is also when to look for Nutcracker & Hazel Grouse. 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.

During the trip we will also search for mammals – main targets will be European Bison and hopefully with a bit of luck Wolves. In early spring observations of European Bisons are almost guaranteed!

Bird targets: woodpeckers (Three-toed, White-backed, Grey-headed, Black, Middle-spotted, Lesser-spotted, Syrian), Pygmy Owl, Tengmalm’s Owl, Hazel Grouse, Nutcracker, Crane, Woodcock, Firecrest, Hawfinch, White Stork, Green Sandpiper, Rough-legged Buzzard, White-tailed Eagle.

Mammal targets: European Bison, Wolf.


 DAY 1 (22nd Mar)

  • picking up from Warsaw (Warsaw Chopin airport or Warsaw city centre) no later than 11 a.m.
  • journey to Białowieża (ca. 3,5 hours)
  • afternoon/evening exploration of Białowieża Forest

DAY 2 & 3 (23rd & 24th Mar)

  • two days of exploring Białowieża Forest

DAY 4 (25th Mar)

  • morning exploration of Białowieża Forest
  •  journey to Warsaw (ca. 3,5 hours), where the tour ends (Warsaw Chopin airport or Warsaw city centre) around 2 p.m.

What is included in the trip?

  • picking up from and returning to Warsaw
  • everyday transport by car
  • expert guidance
  • accomodation in clean, twin rooms with private facilities in owner-run guesthouse in Białowieża Forest (3 nights)
  • meals (breakfast and dinner as well as packed lunches – first meal lunch on 1st Day, last meal lunch on 4th Day)
  • all entry fees

What is not included in the trip?

  • travel costs to/from Poland
  • items of a personal nature
  • personal health insurance covering tour duration (mandatory)


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

I have been to NE

I have been to NE Poland a number of times and on every trip, Oliwier has been our guide- he never fails to disappoint! He is absolutely fantastic and is extremely knowledgable about Polish wildlife. If you have a target bird which, for me in March, was the Pygmy Owl, Oliwier is the guy to go with! As well as being a birding guru, Oliwier is easy going, accommodating and overall a top bloke which certainly made my trip extremely fun and enjoyable.

Ewan Flynn
March 2023

Oliwier is a very good

Oliwier is a very good guide!

I went on the „EARLY SPRING TOUR” expecting to see only a few birds at this time of year, but Oliwier used his bird expertise to show me 7 species of woodpeckers and I was amazed!! And, of course, seeing a whole bunch of Bison. The most satisfying thing for me is to see Pygmy Owl and to see Pygmy Owl hunting for food. I really appreciate Oliwier’s efforts to find it, which makes my Wildlife journey so wonderful!

Price and number of participants

Price is 770 EUR per person for the trip. Single room supplement is 70 EUR.

Number of participants for this trip: 3-6.


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