A 5-days tour to Białowieża Forest & Biebrza Marshes in search of birds, mammals and butterflies.
During the tour we will mainly focus on showing what wildlife has to offer in summer in NE Poland. This includes looking for mammals – Elk, Bison, Beaver, Red Deer, Pine Marten, Wild Boar and much more. July & August is not bad for mammal watching as the population is then most numerous due to the influx of this year’s juveniles. The tour might consist of early wake-ups and late stay-ons to make te best use of excellent day parts to observe wildlife – dawn and dusk.
Birds are also high on the list however in summer they are not extremely active. We will definitely look for local bird rarities – seeing woodpeckers, Aquatic Warbler, Crane, raptors (Lesser-spotted & Greater Spotted Eagle) is very probable. Most passerines (warblers, flycatchrs) are vocally active until mid-July, moreover Aquatic Warbler sings even until the first days of August.
Summer is excellent time to search for butterflies of which over 160 species occurs in Poland. July & August are the months of emerging of many rarities in NE Poland – Alcon Large Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Sooty Copper, Violet Copper, Scarce Fritillary – just to name a few.
My blogposts from July (1, 2) and August (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 summer tours.