Bialowieza Forest

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Bialowieza Forest

Bialowieza Forest

Bialowieza Forest is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain.The forest has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an EU Natura 2000 Special Area of Conservation.Approximately 150,000 tourists visit the Polish part of the forest annually (about 10,000 of them are from other countries) with birdwatching one of the real draws to this part of the World.
The most well known attraction of the Park is European Bison, that was reintroduced there in 1929, but the birdlife is also spectacular with a wonderful variety of woodpeckers such as Black, Three-toed, Middle spotted ,Grey headed and White-backed all present. Other woodland birds include Collared flycatcher pictured, Capercaillie, Hazel hen, Nutcracker, Red-breasted flycatcher and an impressive array of owl species including, Eagle, Great grey, Tengmalm's and Pygmy.

Birdwatching is only allowed in organised groups, guided only by licensed guides. In the area of strict preservation only one, 4km walking trail is available for visitors without permit.

See the wonderful film from Wild Poland in the video section

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