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  • Title: Bird Service Tours
    Descriptive info: .. podróże przyrodnicze.. z biurem Bird Service.. Birding nature tours.. in Poland.. Naturstudienreisen.. in Polen..

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  • Title: birding.pl - main page
    Descriptive info: home.. |.. about us.. how to book.. contact us.. Birding tours.. The great Belarus.. experience.. Birds and Mammals.. of the north-east.. picture gallery.. Birds, Flowers and Butterflies.. of the south.. Baltic Coast Migration.. Videos (coming soon).. Species list (coming soon).. Cycling tours.. Dear Friends!.. Collared Flycatcher by Tomasz Jezierczuk.. The cutest face of Poland.. isn't it the plumage pattern of Collared Flycatcher? This elegant bird is one of the dominant species of the Polish woods.. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that Poland is widely known as the perfect birding destination.. The rich list of spectacular bird species is complimented by various mammals, wild flowers and butterflies.. Our precious natural habitats, such as extensive marshlands, virgin forests and ancient rural landscapes, are unique in Europe.. We invite you to join us for the birding tour of a lifetime!.. Since joining the European Union, Poland is as close to the U.. K.. as never before.. Traveling here is cheap and easy.. Low fare flights connect Polish airports with every region of Britain and Ireland.. Thousands of British weekend guests already visit Cracow and other towns to enjoy local nightlife and good cheap beer.. So what about nature lovers? Birders have been coming in May to our northern and eastern national parks for some time.. It's a good deal, but Poland has much more to offer - particularly in other regions and in other seasons.. Noticeably, however,  ...   the local observation spots.. We know that you will be happy with our service and the fair and competitive rates.. NEW!.. 10-day birding tour to Belarus from/to Warsaw.. The organisation schedule is simple: we meet at the airport in Warsaw, Cracow or Gdansk - all very easy to reach from the UK.. Then you leave with our guide and start the programme.. Each programme is customized to the current season and the best local observation sights.. The last night is always booked in a convenient hotel near you airport, so you can catch your return flight easily.. Our price always includes:.. Accommodation and half board in hotels and pensions (two or three star standard, rooms always with private facilities).. Transportation, guiding, and all entrance fees.. Not included are only: flight to Poland, lunches and drinks.. Booking of two tours?.. Yes! No problem.. The dates are scheduled so, that you can often book one after another.. In such case we always provide free travel between the starting towns (Warsaw, kracow or Gdansk).. Extra nights.. We can book extra nights either before or after - when you will not find a suitable flight or simply you want to prolongate your stay, visit tourist sights etc.. Our price for a centrally located three star hotel in Cracow, Warsaw and Gdansk is 60 for twin bedded room, 46 for single room Bed Breakfast.. Maciej Zimowski.. Owner & Manager.. BIRD SERVICE 2008-2010..

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  • Title: about
    Descriptive info: Our company started as polish Bird Service in.. 1990.. and has gained good reputation as organizer of nature study tours.. We offer ground arrangement for renowned british bird tour companies.. One of our best known regular events is the Polish Bird Festival in early May, organized together with WildWings since 1995..

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  • Title: how to book
    Descriptive info: How to Book Your Holiday.. There are two easy ways to book a Bird Service holiday.. Once you have chosen the tour you would like to book on simply do one of the following:.. 1.. Online.. Navigate your way to the relevant tour page and click the 'book now' button or directly click.. the  ...   online form and submit the booking.. 2.. Through the post or fax.. Download a copy of our booking form, fill in your details and send it to us.. Once we have received your booking we will confirm your booking and send you all the further details necessary for you to prepare for your holiday..

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  • Title: contact us
    Descriptive info: Bird Service, 17 Sw.. Krzyza St.. , PO BOX 22, 30-960 Krakow 1, Poland.. phone +48 12 2921460, Fax +48 12 2921153.. e-mail: bird@bird.. pl.. Owner and manager: Maciej Zimowski..

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  • Title: The great Belarus experience
    Descriptive info: The great Belarus experience.. Great Grey Owl and Azure Tit by Mateusz Matysiak.. Our party at Azure Tit site - May 2014.. Belarus.. more and more British birders are becoming exited about this perhaps less visited but extraordinary interesting birding destination of Europe.. In 2014 we have succesfully organized a birding tou there and we offer you a discovery of this country in 2015 again on a 10 days excursion for.. a very competitive price!.. Belarus has all the habitats and species that attract those interested in east- and north European fauna, in great quality and quantity.. Riverine meadows of Pripyat are home to thousands of waders, terns, grebes and ducks, including the rare Great Snipe, Terek and Marsh Sandpiper, Little Gulls, Black, Whiskered and White-winged Terns, Smew, Osprey, Greater Spotted, Lesser spotted, Short-toed and White-tailed Eagle.. Among passerines, cream of the crop are Thrush Nightingale, Rosefinch, River and Aquatic Warbler, Citrine Wagtail, and perhaps the most iconic Belorussian bird Azure Tit.. Alder forests and mires surrounding Vygonovske Lake are home to many pairs of Great Grey Owl.. Tengmalm and Pygmy Owl can be found even in easy accessible forests of Minsk province.. Capercaillie, Black Grouse and Hazelhen are common in mixed mature forests.. All European woodpeckers are observed here, including Grey, Three-toes and White-backed as well as Collared and Red-breasted Flycatchers..  ...   a.. m.. (If you are unable to find an early flight, come a day earlier and we will book a night in Warsaw for you).. Transfer for the first night in a hotel near Polish-Belorussian border.. May 9th 13th:.. Visiting of the famous birding localities of southern Belarus: Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Sporovo Reserve, Vygonovske Lake, Turov floodplains and Pripyat National Park.. May 14th 15th:.. Birding in central and northern part of the country: Beloe Fishponds, Forests of Minsk and Grodno province.. May 16th:.. Birding at Neman river, crossing border back to Poland and some stops to complete the bird list eg.. on Dojlidy fishponds.. In the evening we arrive to Warsaw, where we spend the last night.. May 17th:.. Individual departure from Warsaw.. Book early, becasue of the visa formalities!.. Tour date in 2015:.. BYN-1 8.. 05.. - 17.. Price:.. 890.. in shared twin,.. 990.. in single room.. Our price includes:.. 9 nights accommodation and in hotels and pensions (two or three star standard, rooms always with private facilities).. full board catering - breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.. Transportation from/to Warsaw,.. Professional guiding and all entrance fees.. Belorussian visa support.. Not included are: flight to Warsaw, lunches and drinks, visa fees at Belarus embassy.. Extra night in Warsaw before or after the trip: 60 for twin bedded room, 46 for single room Bed Breakfast..

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  • Title: Birds and Mammals of the northeast
    Descriptive info: Birds and Mammals of the northeast.. White-winged black tern by Tomasz Jezierczuk.. This is our classic tour, which starts and ends in Warsaw.. We focus on two renowned destinations: Bialowieza, the last remnant of European lowland primeval forest, home to European Bison, and Biebrza - the largest continuous expanse of riverine marshland left in Europe.. The tour takes 6 days, shorter than other tours organized here but exactly enough to comfortably spot all important species.. It is really worth to come here again and again in different seasons - early spring, late spring, autumn, even winter - to enjoy all the riches of this unique treasure of European nature.. Tour itinerary.. Day 1:.. Late afternoon meeting at Warsaw Airport, and then transfer to Bialowieza, where we stay for three nights.. Days 2 3:.. Walking the trails that crisscross the magnificent mixed woodlands in search of elusive bird and mammals species.. Ancient Limes, oaks and Norway Spruces look truly impressive.. Bialowieza forest still retains a near complete natural assemblage of animals and plants, from top carnivores, like wolf and lynx, through large herbivores, in particular European Bison and elk, and down to an unparalleled diversity of higher plants, mosses lichens and fungi.. Nine species of woodpeckers occurs here all year round, including the Black, White-Backed, Middle Spotted and Three-Toed.. Other all year residents are owls, Hazel Grouse and Nutcracker.. During the breeding season, you can see four species of flycatchers, including the Collared and Red Breasted.. Open meadows in river valleys are home of Corncrake, Rosefinch, Thrush Nightingale, Barred, River and Marsh Warbler, and a feeding place for Honey Buzzard, Goshawk, Lesser Spotted (and occasionally Short-Toed) Eagle.. Special evening excursions are organized to observe Pygmy Owl and beaver.. Day 4:.. We travel further northward, with a stop at Siemianowka Reservoir.. It is a superb area  ...   The two bird specialties of the area are Aquatic Warbler and Great Snipe.. A number of rare waders, terns, ducks, raptors and passerines can be seen here as well.. By the evening of Day 6, we travel back to Warsaw, where the last night is booked in a centrally located hotel.. Day 7:.. Return flight or continuation of your stay for another tour.. In 2015.. we offer the following departures:.. NE-1 5.. - 11.. 04.. Easter Holidays - it is the perfect period to observe rare woodpeckers during the peak time of their activity.. Also, the first breeding woodland birds arrive - elusive flycatchers are seen on the trees.. Light green leaves do not yet encumber the view.. At Biebrza Marshes, high floods and thousands of migrating Ruffs are present.. NE-2 3.. -9.. 05.. NE-3 17.. -23.. The breeding season in full.. Early May is better for rare woodpeckers and flycatchers, and it is also the best time to see Great Snipe in low sedges.. The end of May also gives the best opportunity to observe some late breeders (Roller, Golden Oriole) as well as a large variety of wild flowers and butterflies.. In mid-summer we do not organize tours in northeastern Poland, as the lowland forests and wetlands do not offer worthwhile observation opportunities.. If you are going to visit us in June or July, we highly recommend our southern tour (see below).. NE-4 30.. 08-5.. 09.. Early autumn is the the traditional season for observation of mammals.. It is a good period for searching Pygmy Owl, Hazelhen and migrating passerines, waders and raptors.. 590.. 670.. 6 nights Accommodation and half board in hotels and pensions (two or three star standard, rooms always with private facilities).. Transportation from/to Warsaw, guiding, and all entrance fees.. Not included are: flight to Warsaw, lunches and drinks..

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  • Title: picture gallery NE
    Descriptive info: NE tour Gallery.. Early Spring.. migrating geese.. Great Grey shrike.. Beavers activity.. White-backed Woodpecker.. Spring.. Lesser spotted eagle.. Bluethroat.. Ruffs.. Green toad.. White-winged black tern.. Barred warbler.. River warbler.. Whiskered tern.. Citrine Wagtail.. Pygmy Owl.. Grey-headed Woodpecker.. Collared Flycatcher.. Autumn.. Bison.. Nutcracker..

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  • Title: Birds, Flowers and Butterflies of the south
    Descriptive info: Birds, Flowers and Butterflies of the south.. Ural Owl by Damian Nowak.. Well, this is something new and special - a weekly excursion from and to Cracow.. The tour leads through a stunning mosaic of habitats and landscapes: steppe meadows, extensive fishponds, wild forests of the Carpathians, limestone mountains and peat-bogs at the foothills of the Tatra mountains.. The bird life is as equally rich as in north-eastern Poland.. Ural Owl Syrian Woodpecker or Ferruginous Duck are more than suitable substitutes for some of the northern rarities.. Extensive fishponds enable perfect views of waterfowl, waders and herons.. But southern Poland and part of Slovakia (where we also enter through the now non-visible border) has much more to offer than just birds.. Wild flowers, insects and amphibians are also attractions of this study tour.. Arrival to Cracow.. Short travel from the airport to the city centre by very convenient express train or by taxi.. We first meet in our office, and around 5 pm we transfer to Busko-Zdroj, a quite little spa town where we stay for 2 nights.. Day 2:.. Exploring the Nida River valley, a rural region with two different habitats: Riverine wetlands along the river Nida (a miniature of Biebrza marshes), home to numerous waders, Corncrake, Rosefinches, Marsh and River Warbler.. White Stork is a common sight, like everywhere in Poland.. But the real natural attractions of this region are the Gypsum Hills, overgrown with steppe vegetation (feather grasses).. The nature reserve of Polichno Glade is a small clearing in in an oak wood, home to more than 10 orchid species and a perfect place for insects like Rose Chafer, Stag Beetle, Burnets and Hawk Moths.. Day 3:.. We travel further southward, visiting remote fishpond farms.. The one near Tarnobrzeg is home to Poland's biggest breeding colony of Ferruginous Duck.. Days 4 5:.. We stay in Krempna, a small village in Lower Beskid (Beskid Niski), the lowest part of the Carpathian Range.. This area is very scarcely populated since late 1940's, when, due to postwar expulsions, hundreds of villages literally ceased to exist.. For a few years now, extensive parts of this land are protected as Magurski National Park - a real jewel of nature, so far completely unknown to foreign visitors.. Guided by local national  ...   there could give us a final chance for Crossbill, Firecrest and Crested Tit.. Nearby, we have a chance for Dipper and Grey Wagtail.. In the mean time, the Chocholow wooden village will take us back several centuries.. On the way back to Cracow, we stop at fishponds and gravel pits near Spytkowice, offering a feast of wildfowl and waders at any season of the year.. A visit to a colony of Night Herons will be the last attraction before returning to Cracow for the last night.. Day 8:.. Return flight or continuation of your stay in Cracow.. Cracow is a famous tourist town and it is really worth staying here a bit longer, before or after the tour.. We can book you rooms in the centrally located, three-star Hotel Wyspianski, only few minutes walk to the Market Square and not far from our office.. SO-1 26.. - 3.. Early spring tour - traditionally best for woodpeckers and owls and good for mammals.. On the fishponds near Cracow are hundreds of migrating waders in breeding plumage.. Mountain meadows are covered with richly blooming crocuses and the steppe hills near Busko with Adonis Vernalis (Yellow Pheasants Eye).. SO-2 24.. - 31.. This departure in full birding season start just after the northeastern tour, so you can book both of them.. All birds species are already present.. In early June, they are still very active while the days are longest and the world of insects and flowers has much more to offer.. SO-3 5.. -14.. 07.. SO-4 16.. 08.. - 23.. Summer tours are specially planned for those who like to enjoy nature in its full splendor during the pleasant weather.. This is the best time for wild flowers and butterflies, and we can still see more than 100-120 different bird species.. Late summer is also a good time for migrants in fishponds and mountain valleys, especially where bird ringing stations operate.. 640.. 730.. 7 nights Accommodation and half board in hotels and pensions (two or three star standard, rooms always with private facilities).. Transportation from/to Krakow, guiding, and all entrance fees.. Not included are: flight to Krakow, lunches and drinks.. Extra night in Krakow before or after the trip: 60 for twin bedded room, 46 for single room Bed Breakfast..

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  • Title: picture gallery SO
    Descriptive info: SO tour gallery.. Spa town - Busko Zdroj.. Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius).. Poplar Admiral (Limenitis populi).. Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis).. zygaena carniolica.. feather grass (Stipa capillata).. Magurski National Park.. Male Alpine newt.. The Rosalia longicorn..

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  • Title: Baltic Coast migration
    Descriptive info: Baltic migration.. Citrine Wagtail by Michal Skakuj.. Gdansk - the major tourist hot spot of the Polish Baltic coast, historical Hansa town and birthplace of Solidarity movement, is also mecca for birders in late summer and autumn.. The nearby mouth of Vistula, Poland's biggest river, is the equivalent of the Scilly Isles in the UK - in no other place have so many rarities been recorded.. This part of coast lies on a major migration route, with millions of birds passing through on their southbound journeys.. There are direct flights to Gdansk from more than 15 British airports, so why not come for a short birding break?.. Meeting at the Airport and a short transfer to a comfortable hotel on Vistula Spit, the peninsular stretch of land which cuts off the Vistula Lagoon from Gdansk Bay.. We visit various habitats along the Spit and the Vistula mouth: sandbanks, dunes, pools, reed beds and coastal marshes.. Passerine movement can be particularly impressive here.. Among the commoner migrants like Wheatear, Whinchat, Red-backed Shrike, Tree Pipit and Pied Flycatcher, we have the chance of finding some of the more unusual species which include Red-throated Pipit, Ortolan Bunting, Scarlet Rosefinch or even Wryneck, Icterine Warbler or Firecrest.. Bearded and Penduline Tit are  ...   Gdansk, near Rewa Village, where we walk along a sandy mile-long headland.. The nearby pools and salt meadows offer excellent views of resting waders such as Curlew, Whimbrel, Grey-, Golden- and Little Ringed Plover and others.. This can even produce such rarities such as Citrine Wagtail or Collared Pratincole.. The Baltic Sea itself is a major wintering ground for divers, Slavonian and Black-Necked Grebes, sea-duck, skuas and gulls, many of which begin to arrive in September.. In the evening, we drive back to Gdansk, where we enjoy a dinner in an old town restaurant.. End of the tour.. Departure or continuation of your stay in Gdansk, which has a classic old town and very good tourist accommodations.. Tour dates in 2014.. BA-1 22.. - 27.. BA-2 5.. -10.. The first departure can be booked together with the southern tour.. SO-4.. , the second one can be a continuation of.. NE-4.. 460.. 520.. 5 nights accommodation and half board in hotels and pensions (two or three star standard, rooms always with private facilities).. Transportation from/to Gdansk, guiding, and all entrance fees.. Not included are: flight to Gdansk, lunches and drinks.. Extra night in Gdansk before or after the trip: 60 for twin bedded room, 46 for single room Bed Breakfast..

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