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Białowieża Site Guide
Where to watch birds and large mammals of the Białowieża Forest.
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
Available as Paperback and PDF file. Click on image to view item’s description:
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.
|December||Biebrza Marshes||Białowieża Forest|
|7.30 - 15.30 CET||7.30 - 15.30 CET|
|Landscape & weather||Can be a beautiful snowy landscape or british rainy type as in recent years..||Can be a beautiful snowy landscape or british rainy type as in recent years..|
|Birds||A number of northern bird species winter here and are fairly easy to watch in the fields: Rough-legged Buzzard, Horned (Shore) Lark, Twite, Snow Bunting. In the parks and villages there are usually many Waxwings, Redpolls and northern Bullfinches.
There is also a number of local wintering bird species that are fairly easy to watch at wintertime: Whooper Swan, White-tailed Eagle, Hen Harrier, Grey Partridge, Kingfisher, Great Grey Shrike, Hawfinch.
|Goldcrests, all species of forest Tits, Great Grey Shrike, Hawfinch, Common Crossbill, Nutcracker and Hazelhen are easy to observe in the forest.Woodpeckers are generally less active but still possible to see.|
|Mammals||Elks are in their winter habitat, very easy to watch and take great photos!
Beavers are living under ice and in a mild iceless winter can be easy to watch in the day!
Otters can also be easy to watch but only when everything is frozen. They must often go out to breathe and use few available airholes. Tracking Wolves is great fun in the snow.
|Bison are gathered in large herds, easy to track and watch near feeding stations. Red Deer, Wild Boar can be spotted more easily in the day.|
|Others||Can be as cold as -15 C or warm +5. Both is good to try local, warming drinks!||Can be as cold as -15 C or warm +5. Both is good to try local, warming drinks!|