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BIEBRZA EXPLORER Artur Wiatr

ul. Jagiellońska 4
19-110 Goniądz
tel.: 604 065 162

e-mail: it@biebrza-explorer.pl
www.biebrza-explorer.pl

BIEBRZA WETLANDS AND BIAŁOWIEŻA PRIMEVAL FOREST IN WINTER

Winter brings different scenarios to the Biebrza Wetlands and Białowieża Primeval Forest. Deep snow, cold, emptiness and silence this could be a simple picture of the nature in winter over here. But is not. Live still goes on out there. Many footprints left on the snow tell us what happened here just a while ago – there was a wolf crossing the path. He followed a group of red deer which crossed the same path early in the morning. There is a Rough legged buzzard gliding in the clear blue sky. Right above him glide a pair of White Tailed Eagle and is looking for a pray too. Nut Crackers stayed quietly until the predators fly away. An elk bull just showed up between pine trees to look for better place to stay overnight. These are just the possibilities which one can experience visiting our region in winter. Surely, to witnessed all of these things you have to prepare yourself to stand to snow and cold. A little drop of traditional bitter will make it easier.

Itinerary

8 day program. Min. number of participants ranges from 5 to 8.

Dates:

On request from January 15th to February 15th

Our price only - 650 GB/ person.

ALL INCLUDED*

Single supplement 80 GBP/person

 

Day 1 – arrival
Arrival to Warsaw. Transfer to Biebrza Valley. Welcome dinner and program introduction in the evening

Day 2 and 3 – Elk tracking
Visit to the southern basin of the Biebrza NP. Animal tracking on snow. Workshop on prints left after different mammals. Let’s get a closer look at elk – the king of Biebrza Wetlands. Elk ecology: elk tracking in forest in the southern basin of Biebrza Valley. Reasonable views of elk guaranteed.

Day 4 – Track of wolves
Visit to Red Marsh area – one of the first strictly protected reserves in Poland. This area has been occupied by many different mammal species. Wolf, one of the most illusive animals, is one of them. Let’s get known more about wolf ecology and try to find some wolf presence in the area.

Day 5 – Winter birdwatching
Whereas many birds have migrated from the area some has left and some even came in to spend winter at the Biebrza. Raven, Great grey shrike, Nutcrackers, Long tailed tit. Birds of pray like White tailed eagle, Common Buzzard as well as Rough Legged Buzzard and even wintering Golden Eagles may be spotted.

Day 6 and 7 – Białowieża Primeval Forest and European Bison

Visit to Białowieża National Park and the only lowland Primeval forest in Europe – looking for bison tracks and sings as well as other mammals. European bison ecology/bison research. Superb views of the primeval forest painted with the snow.

Day 8 Good Bye Poland

Short walk to the Palace Park in Białowieża Village.

Departure to Warsaw after breakfast.

 

Additional attractions:

Horse sledge ride through the forest – with extra cost to be covered individually by the participants

*Price include: transfer from and to airport in Warsaw, local transportation, full board (3 superb Polish meals a day), accommodation in double room with toilet, all entrance cost, guiding in English (local bird experts either related to bird protection projects or employees of local national parks), sketch map of the region, bird check list.

 

Price does not include: flights to and from Poland.

 

Important note:

The program can be slightly changed and adjusted according to weather conditions and nature attractions. The program can also start in different order: Biebrza Marshes first and Białowieża Primeval Forest second.

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