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Birding holidays


White-backed Woodpecker © Csonka Péter


Poland is a country of great natural wealth: ancient forests meet wide unregulated rivers meandering through valleys. Agricultural and rural life draw on traditional skills, horse-drawn carts can be seen making their way down country lanes and village streets. Beautiful medieval towns provide many pleasant surprises to those with an eye for architecture, and all these attractions lie in the very heart of Europe.
A remnant of peasant life, homesteads and low-intensity farming have very much shaped the Polish countryside, and birds such as White Stork, Corncrake, Skylark and many other species are attracted to these environments. The country also has an impressive network of national parks including the most famous, Białowieża, home to the last remnants of ancient woods in Europe; here is an opportunity to experience a forest which has never been managed by the human hand. In addition to the woodpeckers, owls and songbirds, large mammals, such as European Bison inhabit the forest as well. Biebrza is the largest national park in Poland, a rich and varied environment comprising of vast marshes, wet meadows and alluvial woods. The park is home to healthy populations of Aquatic Warbler, Greater Spotted Eagle and Great Snipe, as well as Elk and Wolf.
While Southern Poland is rather less frequented by birders, the High Tatras, the Pieniny or the Bieszczady National Parks along the Slovakian border have much to offer in terms of wildlife and scenery. These locations can also be included in tailored itineraries upon request.

Holidays in Poland

Biebrza and Bialowieza National Parks in Spring

Poland, 9 days

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Poland in Winter

Poland, 6 days

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  • Greater Spotted Eagle
  • Great Snipe
  • Hazel Grouse
  • Pygmy Owl
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Montagu’s Harrier
  • Lesser Spotted Eagle
  • Black Grouse
  • Spotted Redshank
  • Whiskered Tern
  • White-winged Tern
  • Three-toed Woodpecker
  • White-backed Woodpecker
  • Middle Spotted Woodpecker
  • Grey-headed Woodpecker
  • Black Woodpecker
  • Wryneck
  • Thrush Nightingale
  • Bluethroat
  • River Warbler
  • Marsh Warbler
  • Red-breasted Flycatcher
  • Aquatic Warbler
  • Citrine Wagtail
  • Collared Flycatcher
  • Crested Tit
  • Penduline Tit
  • Common Crossbill
  • Common Rosefinch
  • Hawfinch
  • Ortolan Bunting
  • European Bison
  • Elk