Spring tour

A week-long tour to Białowieża Forest and Biebrza Marshes in search of birds and mammals.

At the first part of the trip, in the Forest, we will focus on the birds of primeval woodlands. This includes looking for some sedentary species – woodpeckers (9 species – including Three-toed, White-backed, Grey-headed, Middle-spotted and Black), Pygmy Owl, Nutcracker and Hazel Grouse. By mid-May all migrants already arrive so we will also try to observe Warblers (River, Marsh, Barred, Savi’s, Grasshopper, Icterine), Flycatchers (Collared and Red-breasted) as well as species inhabiting forest glades – Woodcocks, Corncrakes and Thrush Nightingales.

Second part of the trip, on the Marshes, will consist of observing the species inhabiting open areas. It means that we will look for waders (Black-tailed Godwit, Common Redshank, Common Snipe), eagles (Lesser and Greater Spotted, Whitetailed) but also marsh terns (Whitewinged and Whiskered) and grebes (Blacknecked and Rednecked). Some colourful (Bee-eater, Rosefinch, Bluethroat, Citrine Wagtail) and extremely rare species (Aquatic Warbler, Great Snipe) will be also our targets here.

A total of ca. 150 bird species can be observed on such a tour!

During the trip we will also search for mammals like European Bison, Red Deer, Elk as well as carnivores – large (Wolf and Lynx) and small ones (Martens and Red Fox). On Biebrza Marhes a dedicated boat trip for Beavers will be also organized.

My blogposts from May (1, 2) and June (1) could give you an idea of what wildlife is like at this time of year.

May and early June is excellent for birding. From mid-June nature’s activity slightly slows down, but then butterflies season peak occurs!

Indicative itinerary of the trip:

 DAY 1 (journey to Białowieża Forest)

  • picking up from Warsaw (WAW, WMI airports or Warsaw city centre) not later than 13:00
  • journey to Białowieża (ca. 3-4 hours)

DAY 2 & 3 (Białowieża Forest)

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

DAY 4 (journey from Białowieża Forest to Biebrza Marhes via fishponds)

  • morning exploration of Białowieża Forest
  • journey north in direction of Biebrza Marhes (ca. 2 hours) with a few stops at Dojlidy and Knyszyn Fishponds

DAY 5 & 6 (Biebrza Marshes)

  • two days of exploring Biebrza Marshes in search of birds and mammals

DAY 7 (Biebrza Marshes and journey to Warsaw)

  • morning exploration of Biebrza Marshes
  • journey to Warsaw (ca. 2-3 hours), where the tour ends (WAW, WMI airports or Warsaw city centre)

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 Forest (3 nights) and Biebrza Marshes (3 nights)
  • meals (breakfast and dinner as well as packed lunches)
  • all necessary tickets
  • evening boat trip on Biebrza Marshes

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 1300EUR per person for the trip (when number of participants: 2) or 1050EUR per person for the trip (when number of participants: 3 – 6). Single room supplement is 100EUR.

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 or shortened on demand.

Everything could be tailored due to your needs!

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

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