North-east Poland (Podlasie)
An area that every wildlife enthusiast should visit at least once in lifetime. The region with relatively untouched landscape covered by famous Białowieża Forest – the last remaining primeval forest in lowland Europe and the Biebrza Marshes – one of European last and largest natural river valleys. A place where Belarusian, Ukrainian, Jewish and Tatars culture mix with the Polish creating region’s uniqueness.
Want to know more?
Have a look at this trailer. The film is called „A touch of Podlasie” and faithfully represents region’s uniqueness. I took part in this project and helped authors with some wildlife shots.
For details as to the peak-time to see particular species please look at the table below. This is of course, if you know where to look.
Other interesting, though quite common, birds in the region are:
Whooper Swan, Bittern, Great White Egret, White and Black Stork, White-tailed Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Montagu’s Harrier, Goshawk, Crane, Woodcock, Snipe, Hoopoe, Fieldfare, Black and Common Redstart, Lesser and Common Whitethroat, Wood Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Marsh and Willow Tit, Great Grey Shrike, Tree Sparrow, Hawfinch, Rosefinch.