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Wildlife holidays in Poland

Tell me about Poland …

Eastern Poland still remains one of most peaceful and underdeveloped regions of Europe. Although modern farming practices and EU funded roads are marching forever eastward across the country, a journey to Polands eastern borders is still like a step back into the past.

Farming here has been in harmony with nature for generations – farmers still use horse drawn ploughs to tend their land, large fields are rare, and the soil is free from the chemicals used so eagerly in much of the rest of the continent.

Our Poland specialist recommends...

"I recommend our ‘Poland in Winter’ tour, a 9-day winter adventure in search of the large mammals that still exist in the forests and marshes of Poland’s East, many of these species have been lost from much of Western Europe."

Paul Stanbury
Operations Manager

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Corncrake (Peter Dunn)Citrine Wagtail (Peter Dunn)Three-toed Woodpecker (Peter Dunn)Naturetrek group at dinner (Peter Dunn)White Stork (Peter Dunn)Raft Spider (Peter Dunn)Bluethroat (Peter Dunn)White-winged Black Tern (Paul Marshall)White Stork nest (Peter Dunn)Narew River Valley (Peter Dunn)Penduline Tit (Peter Dunn)Frog sp. (Peter Dunn)Great Reed Warbler (Peter Dunn)Collared Flycatcher (Peter Dunn)European Bison (Peter Dunn)Naturetrek group (Peter Dunn)Black Woodpecker (Peter Dunn)Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Peter Dunn)

Whats special about the wildlife?

The fields, woodlands and marshes of Eastern Poland are a haven for a wonderful variety of birds, insects and mammals, most notably European Bison, extinct in the rest of Europe.

As well are rare species, Poland contains some globally important habitats that have been recognised and designated as World Heritage Sites. Foremost of these is the primeval forests of Bialowieza, home to the European Bison, plus Wolf, Lynx and all 10 species of European woodpecker.

No less important are the forests of Puszcza Romincka tucked into the north-eastern corner of the country and the huge seasonal marshes that border the Narew and Biebrza Rivers, realm of the Aquatic Warbler, White-winged Black Tern and lekking Great Snipe.

Poland also benefits from being on a major migration flyway.

Naturetrek tours to Poland

Naturetrek offers natural history tours to Eastern Poland, home to some of Europes very best bird and wildlife viewing. This region provides wildlife holidays away from the hustle and bustle of modern life where only the Thrush Nightingales and Corncrakes keep you awake at night!

Naturetreks natural history tours to Poland focus on the countrys large mammals many of which are rare or extinct in much of Western Europe, and also on Polands special bird life – in particular of the magnificent Bialowieza Forest and Biebrza marshes.

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Poland HOLIDAYS

K.A.
Leicestershire
Poland in Autumn

Both leaders are superb naturalists and guides - they worked hard to find and identify a huge range of species including insects and amphibians; and ensured all the party saw them.

R.G.
Oxfordshire
Poland in Spring

This is my third Naturetrek holiday and they have all been superb. Obviously a high level of research and preparartion went into the tour and the range of birds we saw was fantastic.

J.T. & P.T.
France
Poland in Winter

Excellent value for money and quality and the variety of food far exceeded our expectations…