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Republic of Poland

Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus ©Sue Tranter

The importance of Poland lays in its large natural habitats. In the east, there are several large forests. Most famous is Białowieża, the last deciduous woods in Europe which have never been managed by mankind. There are raptors, hazelhen, owls, woodpeckers, flycatchers, as well as large mammals, like European Bison.

Several river valleys, notably Vistula (Wisła); Narew, Bug, Warta and Oder (Odra); have wide flood lands or sandy islands full of water birds and waders. Marshes along Biebrza are the largest wetland in Europe, with large populations of Aquatic Warbler, Spotted Eagle, Great Snipe and White-winged Black Tern among over 200 species.

There are mountains in the south, notably Taras (Tatry) and Bieszczady, with raptors and alpine species like Wallcreeper. Northern Poland is dotted with lakes and forests and is very important for waterfowl and migrating birds especially the Bay of Gdañsk and large fishponds (like Milicz) and reservoirs (Słońsk, Turawski, Mietkowski). The northeast has several eastern specialities on the edge of their range such as Citrine Wagtail and Greenish Warbler.

Much of the countryside is still low-intensity farmland teeming with birds. White Storks, Corncrakes and many other birds can be found everywhere, even on the outskirts of cities.

Poland has about 3.000 birdwatchers and ornithologists, not much for a country of this size. Bird-related movement is organized mainly around biology departments of universities. Many birdwatchers collect data on bird distribution and numbers, and work in several conservation organizations. Most active are North Podlasie Society of Bird Protection (Północnopodlaskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków) caring for the north-eastern region, Nature Conservation Society Salamandra, and Eagle Conservation Committee. With so many habitats with breeding birds, twitching and listing in Poland is less popular. Rushing to the opposite end of country for a particular rarity is almost unheard of. Therefore, Polish Rarities Commitee (Komisja Faunistyczna) often receives its records rather late.

There is as yet no birdline, but there is active national birding list PTAKI (birds). Main language is naturally Polish, but messages in English are also usually understood. PTAKI - Polish bird list. Main language is Polish, but messages in English are understood by Ptaki members. To subscribe, send a letter to: listserv@main.amu.edu.pl and type in the body of message: Subscribe Ptaki Name Surname

Contributor

Jerzy Dyczkowski

jerzyd@ibb.waw.pl

Number of Species

Number of bird species: 420

Checklist

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Useful Reading

Finding Birds in Poland

Dave Gosney Paperback (2010)

ISBN: 9781907316098

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Bialowieza Site Guide

(Where to Watch the Birds and Large Mammals of the Bialowieza Forest) | by Lukasz Mazurek and Tomasz Jezierczuk | Wild Poland | Paperback | Dec 2011 | 218 pages, Col photos, maps

ISBN: 9788392875727

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Biebrza Site Guide

(Where to Watch the Birds and Large Mammals of the Biebrza Marshes) by Lukasz Mazurek | Wild Poland | Paperback | Jan 2009 | 96 pages, 30 photos, 33 maps

ISBN: 9788392875703

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The Atlas of Breeding Birds in Poland 1985-2004

Arkadiusz Sikora (Author), Zenon Rohde (Author), Maciej Gromadzki (Author), Grzegorz Neubauer (Author), Przemysław Chylarecki (Author) | Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe | Hardback | Jan 2008 | 639 pages, b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps

ISBN: 9788361320012

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An Introduction to the Bird Song of Poland

Compact Disc | Dec 2006 | Mandarin Productions

Birding in Poland

by Adam Sterno | Oriolus Forläg | Hardback | 610 pages | 20 plates of 40 Colour Photographs | 164 Maps
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ISBN: 9789197865210

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Guides & Tour Operators

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Bialowieza Travel

Tour Operator

Birding, snow tracking of wolves, watching european bisons, watching rutting deer and elk…

E-Tours

Tour Operator

We have been organizing the birdwatching tours since 1991. We work for leading UK and world birding tour operators and various associations. We have three main criteria in designing the BW holidays: Professional competence and personality of expert group leaders and the local ornithologist Choice of the most interesting sites Smooth organization and a comfortable environment to ensure customer enjoyment and commercial success. E-mail us for a detailed itinerary and birdlists! info@etours.cz

Wildlife Poland

Tour Operator

Our company is the first wildlife travel agency in Poland with over 20 years` experience in organizing trips, taking photographs of nature, making natural programs, etc.

GoForNature

Tour Operator

Foundation which organize nature trips to Poland…

Birding Pal

Information

Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area…

Wings

Tour Operator

Complimenting our eight days in the most attractive of cities we shall be visiting fishponds and woodlands for waders, wildfowl, and warblers, and several areas of remote primeval beech and conifer forests in the Polish Carpathians, with all the rare and spectacular woodpeckers (including Three-toed and White-backed) and owl species (including Pygmy and Tengmalm`s), plus Hazel Hen, Black Grouse, Capercaillie, Nutcracker, and Dipper…

Bird Guide Poland

Tour Operator

Bialowieza Forest and Biebrza Marshes are the most famous birding hotspots in Poland. That`s true, but they are not the only ones to watch the birds! There are plenty of other places, excellent habitats and a real wildlife sanctuaries fulfiled with birds. Unfortunately unknown among foreign birdwatchers. Fortunately we know them all as we were born and live here watching birds whole year round, so we are able to help you find them. That is why we have launched this website…

Ecotours

Tour Operator

Our company was formed with the intention of popularising birding trips in Hungary, birdwatching, butterfly, wildlife and nature tours in Eastern Europe The natural Choice in Eastern Europe and worldwide…

Wild Poland

Tour Operator

Relax and let friendly, passionate professionals take you around. With us, wildlife’s closer than you think. Why? We’re crazy about wildlife ourselves. We’ve spent days and nights tracking and watching them all our youth. It’s our passion. We see their signs and tracks in places you’d never imagine. For us, every day out’s an adventure. Just check out the photos on our website. They were all done on our trips!

Oriole Birding

Tour Operator

A UK-based company specialising in bird watching tours of Norfolk and Wales, and a wide range of other UK destinations, a comprehensive programme of tours worldwide. Neil Donaghy and Ashley Saunders have over nineteen years experience between them, running their own companies Celtic Bird Tours and Oriole Adventures, before merging the two to create this new venture which offers complete bird tour packages. Value for money, genuinely small groups and great birds.

Wildlife Tours

Tour Operator

Welcome to our website where you will find a selection of itineraries for our birdwatching and wildlife tours in Poland for 2011 and 2012. This will be our 15th Anniversary year and so we are delighted to present some very special prices…

Trip Reports

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CloudBirders

Trip Report Repository

CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.

2005 [04 April] - Fatbirder

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A chilly week in April in the marshes and forests of eastern Poland…

2007 [05 May] - Ernesto G Occhiato

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Wizna hayfields, 21 May 2007, early morning. The grass is still wet and everything is shrouded by a thin mist. All around songs and calls of birds: Thrush Nightingales, well hidden in the bushes, and Icterine Warblers, from the top of the huge Poplars and Cherry-trees that line the track, make the musical backgrounds for Marsh, River and Grasshopper Warblers…

2007 [05 May] - Alec Cheney

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…We started at Warsaw Airport and even before we got off the plane my wife Irene saw a female Montagu`s Harrier flying low over the airfield. On the way to the forest we stopped at a flood meadow on the river Bug. Here we saw a number of Yellow Wagtails (some with blue heads) also there were Wood sandpiper, little ringed Plover, Swallows, House martins, Swifts, Sand martins, Little Terns and, a Hobby passed overhead…

2007 [05 May] - Ken Musgrove

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…We were up a six to spend a few hours on the marshes at the back of Mr Kowalaski’s house. His garden produced a white stork, spotted flycatcher, red-backed shrike and middle-spotted and great spotted woodpecker. The short walk through the fields gave us yellowhammer, skylark, woodlark, starlings and a single black redstart…

2007 [05 May] - Gruff Dodd - NE Poland

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The trip proved to be reasonably successful, with Pygmy Owl and Lesser Spotted Eagle finally being seen. However, I was very disappointed that Great Snipe once again seems to be rather elusive in Poland this year, and a visit to the traditional site at Barwik failed completely. Even more frustratingly, a couple of Hazelhen were heard at Białowieza, but just wouldn’t show…

2010 [05 May] - Felix Felgar

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…This section of the marsh also provided sight or sound of Great Egret, Common Crane, Common Snipe performing their drumming flights, booming Bitterns, Common Cuckoos, Marsh Harrier, Yellow Wagtail, Water Rail, Thrush Nightingale, Corncrake, Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Bunting and Sedge Warbler…

2010 [04 April] - Felix Fegar

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…Within a few minutes of polishing off our food we were wandering through open woodland carpeted with Wood Anemones, and almost immediately the first woodpecker on our ‘wanted list’ – Middle Spotted – was duly ticked off with fantastic views of a very obliging pair had by all…

2010 [05 May] - Helen Crowder & Andrew Gregory

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…From the bogbean and cottongrass at the start of the boardwalk, a grasshopper warbler emerged to sing and show for us. Whinchats, reed buntings and a meadow pipit sat in full view and white-winged terns hovered like sprites…

2009 [07 July] - John van der Woude

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…For Great Reed Warbler, small reed patches like this are sufficient. Also several Marsh Warblers, Golden Oriole, Middle Spotted Woodpecker…

2009 [09 September] - Honeyguide

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…A few marsh harriers remain and we find group of 46 cranes in a field. Farther along and there are more cranes: this time a count of 160 plus 70-odd flying away over a wood, then further scattered groups…

2011 [05 May] - Stephen Burch - Warta Mouth NP, Western Poland

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…This area has a brief mention in Gerard Gorman's excellent book on 'Birding in Eastern Europe', but this lacks any real site information. Fortunately, extensive pre-trip trawling of the web turned up a small number of very useful birders' trip reports. Thanks to all those who took the time to compose these…

2011 [05 May] - Ian Reid & Tom Bedford

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We used Lukasz Mazurek’s excellent site guides for both places. The Biebrza guide came out in 2008 and has an excellent format with accurate maps, likely species, and an entertaining and occasionally quirky conversational style, as well as a list of species in English, Polish and German (and Latin), and other useful touches such as phonetic spellings of the Polish place names.,,

2011 [05 May] – Honeyguide

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…an incredibly obliging elk emerged from the forest and strolled slowly across the fen. At one point it was barely 200 metres away…

2012 [03 March] - Stephen Burch

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…The birding highlights of the concrete road included plentiful migrant waders, including numerous Wood Sandpipers, summer plumage Ruff, Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and Redshank. Terns were also showing well, including all three marsh terns (Black, White-winged Black and Whiskered) as well as Common and Little Terns. There were plenty of newly arrived Gargeney around, one Ruddy Shelduck and a few winter duck still. Overhead I saw a single Black Stork (the only one of my visit), flocks of honking Cranes and a few White-tailed Eagles…

2012 [05 May] - Steve Grimwade - Bialowieza Forest & Biebrza Marshes

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…Eventually we reached our base and after checking into the hotel, dropped our bags off and headed to a nearby watchtower. A male PENDULINE TIT was seen very briefly although a GREAT REED WARBLER was much more obliging. From the watchtower we found good numbers of summer-plumaged BLACK TERNS and a couple of WHITE-WINGED TERN. A male SAVI'S WARBLER could be heard reeling although was only seen briefly in blowy conditions. The wind didn’t seem to be a problem for raptors as small numbers of MARSH HARRIER, four MONTAGU'S HARRIERS and a single COMMON BUZZARD were noted…

2012 [03 March] - Mark Hows

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…The conditions were very icy and it was tricky going, but we had a golden eagle just as we left. The views gradually. We lost the scenic views as conditions worsened but we had some excellent views of a grey headed woodpecker, bank vole and a few red squirrels to compensate. Late afternoon we drove to a nearby town for shopping, eating etc…

2013 [05 May] - Mark Denman

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…Votes for bird of the trip include Lesser Spotted Eagle, Pygmy Owl, Bluethroat, White-winged Tern and Red-necked Grebe but ‘pipping’ them at the post was Aquatic Warbler with three votes. Place of the trip is evenly spread between the Forest and the Marshes, but a special mention must go to The Strict Reserve that pulled in three votes….

2010 [05 May] - Keith Grant

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…The Poland spring birding tour visits to the most famous national parks of the country, Białowieża and Biebrza National Park. Trip reports of 2010 and 2013 in the left side menu….

2014 [06 June] - Stephen Burch - Western Poland & Brandenburg

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This was a long weekend solo birding trip and I decided to revisit the Warta Mouth area of Poland on day 1, hopefully for Barred & River Warblers before moving on to the Oder river area of Brandenburg, north east of Berlin for days 2 and most of 3, before my evening return. As I was on my own, fairly early starts and the occasional late finish were not a problem, although a bad back was.

2015 [05 May] - Bialowieza

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...I then returned to the Bison Reserve, where I paid to go in to look at the Wolves, Moose, Bison, Wildcat, Deer and of course Bison. The area is quite good for birds with Nuthatches, Yellowhammers, White Wagtails, Spotted Flycatcher, Starlings, and Jays being seen, though frustratingly I just could not find the 'yodelling' Grey-Headed Woodpecker here. They often sing from quite a concealed location in May, but it certainly didn't help my mood that one or two others had connected with it here the day before.

2015 [05 May] - Białowieża & Biebrza Marshes

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...Finally, we stopped at some fishponds near Knyszyn and watched many waders, incl. Ruffs, Wood Sandpipers, Temmincks, Dunlins, Redshanks and Little Ringed Plovers. A White-tailed Eagle, Hobby and a Goshawk were also a nice sighting. Leter on our way we have also had good views of 3 Montagu’s Harriers at a road side and heard an Ortolan Bunting.

2015 [03 March] - Biolowieza Forest

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We arrived late, entering the forest at around 10:30pm. The headlights lit up a Longeared Owl in flight, and shortly after a Yellow-necked Mouse. We decided to spotlight and within minutes we couldn’t believe our luck.. a pair of eyes, one moving to the right, the second staring straight. The movement of a Wolf, the spotlight lighting up the rear end and tail of the first as the second moved on. Having seen 2 Wolves, ecstatic, we drove on to our hotel.

2015 [02 February] - Lukasz Mazurek

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The group arrived the day before and we have met at their hotel downtown. By 16.30 we were on the bus and on our way north east. 1 Common Buzzard and 2 Hares were seen on the way but it soon became dark and we enjoyed the drive while Lukas introduced the group to the history and nature of nort eastern Poland. After checking in, a lovely dinner of traditional Polish soup and meats was followed by a short talk over a map.

2015 [05 May] - Johnny Prochera - Bialowieza and Biebrza

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...Grey heron, House sparrow, Wood pigeon, Starling and more unusually for us Fieldfare were all common and we were treated to at least 4 Montagu’s harrier, 60-70 White storks and a couple of hunting Marsh harrier and Kestrel (a bird that was to become quite rare later on in the trip).

2016 [03 March] - Andrzej Petryna - Bialowieza & Biebrza

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...Next place was much better: we found two Bison bulls feeding at the meadow. It was near the village and the animals obviously were used to see humans, because it was possible to get close to them to take pictures....

2016 [02 February] - Andrzej Petryna - Bialowieza

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...We went back to the forest. After picnic lunch we took a walk in the forest to the feeding station. It was raining, so we didn’t see many birds, but we met Black Woodpecker and Northern Long-Tailed and Crested Tits...

2016 [02 February] - Andrzej Petryna - Bialowieza & Biebrza

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...y. When we looked round along the forest edge, we found Wolf footprints on the path. We went back to the forest, but still in its north part. After a picnic lunch we made some forest walks, starting from a clearing with the river. We found plenty of trees chopped down by Beavers and their tunnels made in elevated banks of the river, and the other 2 White-tailed Eagles soaring over the clearing as well as a Black Woodpecker...

2016 [01 January] - Andrzej Petryna - Bialowieza

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...Before breakfast we watched some interesting birds around the bird feeder in the hotel garden, with Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Bullfinch and Mistle Thrush....

2016 [05 May] - Jim Simons

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At the far side there was a meadow, and there, just beyond the trees, stood a great bull bison, head down, grazing. We watched enthralled for perhaps ten minutes from about fifty yards away.

2017 [05 May] – Norman Sills – Biebrza & Bialowieza

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A before-breakfast stroll along the lane showed that avian residents of the hamlet included icterine warbler, spotted flycatcher, tree sparrow, fieldfare, white stork, serin and, on the marsh beyond the river, two male garganeys, 150 ruffs/reeves, wood sandpiper, greenshank, great white egrets (18), blue-headed wagtails and sedge warblers.

2017 [05 May] - Stephen Burch - North East Poland

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...I had a relatively modest target list of four - Thrush Nightingale and River Warbler, both "unfinished business" from my previous trips to western Poland, plus Collared Flycatcher and Aquatic Warbler. In addition, summer plumaged Citrine Wagtail would be very nice to add to my previous fortunate sighting of an immature at my local reservoir...

Places to Stay

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Hotels in Poland

Accommodation

Hotels and Hotel apartments in Warsaw and Krakow…

Poland Travel

Accommodation

Poland Travel information and all hotels in Poland…

Organisations

Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (OTOP)

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BirdLife partner in Poland…

KULING - Waterbird Research Group

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Waterbird Research Group KULING was established in 1983 as an informal group dealing with autumn migration of waterbirds and waders in the Gulf of Gdansk. In 1996 we were registered as a non-governmental organisation. Since the beginning of our activity we have been closely related to the Department of Vertebrate Ecology and Zoology of the University of Gdansk and to its Student Scientific Ornithological Group.

Malopolskie Towarzystwo Ornitologiczne

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Our society was founded in 1982, originally as the Club of Ornithologists of Malopolska; since 1992 it has worked under its present name of the Malopolska Ornithological Society (Malopolskie Towarzystwo Ornitologiczne) as a formally registered organisation. The area in which the MTO works and carries out research covers the Malopolska Upland (Wyzyna Malopolska), the Carpathian Foothills (Podkarpacie) and the Carpathians which altogether constitute one fifth of the total area of Poland, in all about 60 000 sq km…

Ornithological Station in Ruda Milicka

The Station is located in the nature reserve Stawy Milickie (Milicz`s Fish Ponds) - the largest reserve in Poland and one of the most important breeding area for water birds in Central Europe, protected with the RAMSAR convention. Staff members and students of Zoological Institute as well as visitors from other academic centres conduct here scientific research in various areas of zoology and ecology.

Polskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Przyrody

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English and Polish. Polish Society of Nature Protection Salamandra. Mostly general wildlife, many photos.

Sekcja Ornitologiczna Kola Naukowego Lesnikow SGGW-AR

Bird club of Agricultural University in Warsaw, with features on wild Wisla river valley and many links…

Zachodniopomorskie Towarzystwo Ornitologiczne - West-Pomeranien Ornithological Society

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West-Pomeranian Ornithological Society was registered in September 1994. But as an informal group of amateur ornithologists it has been acting for over 20 years. At the moment, it has almost 100 members. The society was registered in order increase the effectiveness of all activities which are undertaken by amateurs. The main, long-term aim of the association is achieving legal protection and full control of all grounds valuable for birds in Western Pomerania. Members of WPOS co-operate with The Szczecin Ornithological Station widwie. At the Station - thanks to the kindness of its management - the society has its seat. Buildings of the Station were built in 1974 by amateur ornithologists…

Polish Rarities Committee

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Rarities Committees, following the model of the British one, are active in most of the European countries, co-operating in support of faunistic research. These are teams of experts in field ornithology, assigned to verify reports of bird species recognized as faunistically important to a certain area and period. Acceptance by the proper committee is a prerequisite for consideration of a record's validity, thus for its acknowledgement at international range as a scientific fact…

Czaplon - Upper Vistula Birding Club

South Poland Group. Checklist of the birds of the Upper Vistula Valley. The Polish Avifaunistic Committee list of species all records which should be verified. GALLERY with over 100 photos. Recent records. Large gulls from Upper Vistula Valley.

North Podlassian Society for Birds Protection

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North Podlassian Society for Birds Protection is the oldest Polish Bird Protection society…

OTOP - Leszczyñska Grupa

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Od dawna na terenie Ziemi Leszczyńskiej prowadzone są obserwacje ptaków. Dzięki dr Stanisławowi Kuźniakowi, któremu udało się zebrać grupę zapaleńców, włączyliśmy się w różne ogólnopolskie "ptasie akcje"…

OTOP - Nadnotecka Grupa

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Zapraszamy do przegl¹dania strony poœwiêconej Nadnoteckiej Grupie Ogólnopolskiego Towarzystwa Ochrony Ptaków. Grupa powsta³a w koñcu 1997 roku z inicjatywy kilku mi³oœników ptaków z okolic Czarnkowa. Jej misj¹ jest ochrona ptaków i ich siedlisk na Ziemi Noteckiej, a szczególnie doliny Noteci…

Birding Polska

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Birding in Poland is a must for every European birder. There is a big variety of species and different species which have become scarce in Western Europe, can still be seen here in good numbers….

Density of Corncrake in Poland

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Density of the Corncrake Crex crex in selected areas in Poland on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.

Przemyœl Ornithology Society [Przemyskie Towarzystwo Ornitologiczne]

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The Przemyœl Ornithology Society aim at maintance of biological variety, preserving wild living birds as well as their natural habitat. Our Society also popularize natural history on the territory of its activity (Przemyœl province, Rzeszów province, Krosno province)…

Heliantus

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We are an NGO, which is doing ecological education in our region… …visitors can see: in winter - bird feeder online http://heliantus.org/index.php/karmnik/podglad-na-zywo and in spring and summer – white stork nest online http://heliantus.org/index.php/monitoring-bocianiego-gniazda

Observatories

Stacja Ornitologiczna Instytutu Ekologii PAN - Polish Ornithological Station

Observatory

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Bird ringing in Poland

Museums

University of Wroclaw Department of Avian Ecology

http://international.uni.wroc.pl/en/faculty-biological-sciences

At the Department research is pursued in ecology, behaviour and sociobiology of birds, nature conservation and regional faunistics. Teaching activities include tutorials and courses in animal ecology, animal behaviour, zoology of vertebrates and field courses. The Department provides education at the MSc. and PhD level.

Reserves

National Parks in Poland

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National Parks in Poland constitute the biggest form of nature protection. The area of a national park, may not be smaller than 1,000 ha. The park protects an area distinctive for its unique scientific, natural, cultural and educational values. A national park protects the entire nature and specific landscape features within its borders…

Karsiborska Kepa

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Wet, wild and buffeted by winds sweeping off the Baltic Sea, the island of Karsiborska Kepa is a remote place. Yet on an unusually sunny September day in 1995, this small island in the Swina Estuary in Northwest Poland echoed with the sounds of applause and laughter. The reason? The opening of one of Polands first public nature reserves…

Biebrza National Park

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The Biebrza National Park is located in Northeast Poland, in the Podlaskie Voivodship. The northeastern boundary of the park is near the Belarus border, and the Narew River and its confluence with the Biebrza River form the southern boundary. The park was established in 1993, and with a total area of 59.233 ha, it is the largest of the Polish national parks…

Wetlands

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The convention entered into force in Poland on 22 March 1978. Poland currently has 13 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites), with a surface area of 145,075 hectares.

Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park

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The avifauna includes corncrake Crex crex (R); white-tailed eagle Haliaetus albicilla (R); white stork Ciconia ciconia, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus and eagle owl Bubo bubo (MAB-Belarus, 1993)…

Milicz Ponds

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The ponds are located in Silesia, close to Breslaw. In the middle-ages, monks excavated carp ponds. Nowadays, they can hardly be distinguished from natural ones and are one of the most important resting places for migratory birds in west Poland…

Wigry National Park

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The fauna of birds of Wigry National Park is not well-known yet. By the year 2002 205 species of birds were classified which constitutes for almost 50 % of the fauna of birds in Poland…

Bialowieza Primeval Forest

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Bieszczady National Park

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Bieszczady National Park is the third largest national park in Poland. It is located in the far south-east, in Podkarpackie Voivodeship, at the borders with the Slovak Republic and Ukraine…

Bialowieski National Park

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Bialowieski National Park is the oldest national park in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded as Reserve Forestry in 1921 but officially established as National Park in Bialowieza in 1932. In 1947 it was restored as the Bialowieski National Park. At one time the property of Polish kings, the Bialowieskie Forests have survived in an almost unaltered form. It is without a doubt the most valuable, natural area in the lowlands of entire Europe. Located on the watershed of the Baltic and Black seas, this immense forest range consisting of evergreens and broad-leaved trees is the home of some remarkable animal life including rare and interesting mammals…

Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park

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The fauna of the reserve counts 59 mammals (including 6 rare species), 253 bird species, 11 amphibians, 7 reptiles, 24 fish species and over 11,000 invertebrates. Eleven mammals, 52 fowl species, two reptiles, one amphibian, 8 fish species and 38 insects were included in Belarus’ Red Book…

Forums & Mailing Lists

PTAKI

List contact: listserv@main.amu.edu.pl

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Mailing Lists - Discussion Group PTAKI - Polish bird list. List language is of course, Polish, but English messages are understood too.

Wild Poland Forum

Forum

A forum in English on recent sightings in the Biebrza Marshes and Bialowieza Forest areas, trip reports, local advice and much more…

Blogs

Kolring Team

Blog

We are ringers & ringreaders from Poland, who really love ring-reading & ringing generous. Have created this blog to publish sights, actions, last observations… almost from polish area…

Other Links

Ptaki

Website

Miejsce to, przeznaczone jest dla szerokiego grona mi³oœników ptaków - zarówno hobbystów jak i zawodowców, pocz¹tkuj¹cych i zaawansowanych…

Bociany

Website

Storks

White Storks nest online camera

Website

White Storks nest online camera with up to 18x optical zoom - Przygodzice, Barycz Valley, South Wielkopolska region, Poland…

Wild Poland Resources

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Free resources that should help you plan the trip yourself. Lists of local guides, wildlife calendar and much more.

Encyclopaedia of Polish birds

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Encyclopedia of polish birds - Full descriptions, habitat, the presence of 400 species of birds. Photographs, videos. Contextual search…

Bird Feeder - Gniew

Webam

Polish webcam of bird feeder

Bird Feeder - Gniew

Webam

Polish webcam of bird feeder

Shorebird Carvings

Website

Photographers & Artists

Photographer - Mateusz Matysiak

Facebook Page

Fotografia przyrody i ptaków – Photo gallery of Polish birds…

Photo-Ptaki - The first polish website for the birds photographers

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Informations about hardware, how to make a excellent bird photo, famous polish artist's portfolios, photo-stories, informations about birds, geust's gallery, photo competitions, news etc.

Storks Webcam - Bociany Poland

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White Storks nest online camera with up to 18x optical zoom - Przygodzice, Barycz Valley, South Wielkopolska region, Poland…

Birdfeeder Cam - Karmnik

Webcam

Bird Feeding Webcam – Poland - Live High Definition TV stream from the bird feeder, Poland…

Photographer - Adam Wiktor Kamela

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Some bird portraits…