Bialowieza (Po) Mammals & Birds Special


(Photo: Chris & Joep van de Vlasakker Eisenga)

Białowieża National Park protects the best preserved fragment of Białowieża Forest – last natural forest at the European Lowland Area, having the primaeval character, identical with the one which covered the area of deciduous and coniferous forests years ago. The characteristic feature of the park is its biological diversity. The Park comprises, inter alia, 809 vascular plants species, over 3 thousand cryptogams and fungi species, almost 200 moss species and 283 lichen species. There have been more than 8 thousand invertebrates species, approximately 120 species of breeding birds and 52 mammal species like European Bison, Wolf and Lynx. Old, primaeval forest stands in Białowieża National Park are characterized by large amounts of  deadwood at the various stage of disintegration, and by the presence of typical natural forest species.
(text: Bialowieza Park Narodowy)

Racoon dog
(Photo: AreK Szymura, Pygmy Owl Nature Tours)

Date: (11)12-16 May 2015
Arrival on the 11th, leaving the 16th late afternoon.

Five days of exploring the Bialowieza forest and surrounding areas, looking for mammals and birds. Includes the 14 km hike in the Strict Reserve with local specialists.

Costs: € 400,-
Members Voshaar Outdoor & Education 10% reduction.
Nature & Wildlife Guide level 2 students: € 300,-
(exclusive travel, accommodation, insurance, food and drinks)

Pygmy Owl
(Photo: Arek Szymura, Pygmy Owl Nature Tours)