Wildlife watching in Poland

Are you planning a trip to Poland on your own? Searching for good birdwatching and mammal watching sites or accommodation?

Or maybe you are worried because you don’t know the language? Wouldn’t it be great if you could find all the useful information in one place?

Here is the source of invaluable information that can save you a lot of time, money and hassle. I hope it will be of a great use to you, let me know!

Łukasz Mazurek

PS. I’m really interested in getting your feedback. Also, if you have any questions that have been unanswered, please email me directly and let me know how I can help: lukasz@wildpoland.com

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Białowieża Site Guide

Where to watch birds and large mammals of the Białowieża Forest.

by Łukasz Mazurek & Tomasz Jezierczuk

59 sites in the Białowieża Forest and around Siemianówka Lake described in detail with:

- GPS coordinates
- 71 maps drawn by the authors
- photos of the landscape and species at the sites
- Complete species lists


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Wildlife destinations this month

Isn’t it great to know what the target species of each month is? Below you can find our current month’s wildlife calendar excerpt. See more in the Wildlife calendar section or check our wild blog for recent sightings.

April Biebrza Marshes Białowieża Forest
Daylight
roughly
5.30 - 19.30 CEST 5.30 - 19.30 CEST
Landscape Now this is flooding! Can still be snow in the forest in cold years. Many ground level flowers bloom as trees have no leaves yet.
Birds Biebrza is still taken over by large flocks of migratory swans and geese. Thousands of migratory ducks feed in the wet meadows: Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon and less numerous: Gadwall, Teal, Garganey, Pochard, Tufted Duck and Goldeneye. Among them, rarer species like Red-crested Pochard, Ferruginous Duck, Smew, Goosander or Red-breasted Merganser can often be spotted.

Waders arrive. With Lapwings, Redshanks, Black-tailed Godwits and Common Snipe that are common breeders, there are large flocks of Golden Plovers and Ruffs, smaller groups of Spotted Redshanks, Greenshanks, Curlews, Wood Sandpipers, Dunlins plus many more.

At the end of month Whiskered and White-winged Terns arrive.

Lesser and Greater Spotted Eagles as well as Harriers arrive.

Best time for woodpeckers! All of them are now marking their territories. Black and Grey-headed start incubating first, followed by White-backed and other 'spotted' woodpeckers near end of April. Wryneck and Three-toed remain active until late April/early May.

Pygmy Owl starts incubating second half of month.

Wryneck, Common and Lesser Whitethroats, Wood Warblers, Pied and Collarred Flycatchers, Black Storks, Eagles, Honey Buzzards and Harriers arrive.

Mammals Elks can still be in their winter habitat but will be slowly moving towards the marshes where the fresh greens and Marsh Marigolds sprout. At the end of April first females give birth to one or two calves. Good time to watch abandoned and confused one-year olds in the marshes.

Beavers are watchable near their lodges in the evenings or early mornings.

Bison finally leave their winter habitats and disperse into smaller groups. They feed intensively on fresh green sprouts and warm up in the first sunshine.

Beavers are watchable near their lodges in the evenings or early mornings.

Others Amphibians wake up. Great time for blue males of Moor Frogs! At the end of month Fire-bellied Toads and Tree frogs also start mating. wake up. Great time for blue males of Moor Frogs! At the end of month Fire-bellied Toads and Tree frogs also start mating. Amphibians wake up. Great time for blue males of Moor Frogs! At the end of month Fire-bellied Toads and Tree frogs also start mating. wake up. Great time for blue males of Moor Frogs! At the end of month Fire-bellied Toads and Tree frogs also start mating.

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