Go birwatching in Biebrza and Białowieża and enjoy close encounters with Aquatic Warblers, Great Snipe, White-winged terns and all those other sought-after species.
Specialities of North-east Poland
- Lesser spotted eagle- frequent, though declining in Biebrza and Białowieża.
- Spotted eagle- rare but stable, especially the forested parts of Biebrza.
- Black stork- fairly common in swamps.
- Hazel Grousse – common in large old forests, easy found in early spring and autumn.
- Spotted Crake- common in sedge marshes.
- Corncrake- very common in wet meadows and sedge marshes.
- Crane- emblematic and commun, especially in Biebrza.
- Great Snipe- Sought-after though difficult to find in Biebrza sedge marshes.
- Ruff- spectacular spring migration and courtship in Biebrza.
- White- winged Tern- the most commun.
- Pygmy Owl- fairly common in large mixed forest (Białowieża)
- White-backed Woodpecker – typical of old growth deciduous forest
- Three-toed Woodpecker- the hardest to find of the woodpeckers – old mixed parts of Białowieża forest
- Citrine wagtail- localised but increasing bird of Siemianówka and Biebrza
- Common Rosefinch- common
- Aquatic Warbler- Sedge marsh specialist, very local but common.
- Greenish Warbler- Parkland bird of the east in fluctuating number near villages. Usually rare.
- Red-breasted Flycatcher – specialist of old deciduous forest.
- Collared Flycatcher- specialist of old deciduous forest.
source: Crosbill Guide “North East Poland” ISBN: 978 94 91648 00 7, 2013