What you can see?
What you can see here, mainly depends on the time when you decide to
There are clear seasonal changes visible in the nature because of
geographical localization of this deciduous forest. It means that every visit
can bring a totally new wildlife experience.
If you want to see big mammals: European bison, Red deer, Wild boar,
Elk, Roe deer in their natural habitat - choose winter!
There are 59 mammal species here. Between them 12 species
of predators - such as wolf and lynx!
All of the animals in the forest are very watchful because of
constant activity of their natural enemies. That is why the animal observation
in their natural habitat is not easy but it is very exciting indeed.
The best season for watching birds is Spring.
In whole Białowieza Forest about 250 bird species have been
In spring you can see birds which return to the Białowieza Forest
from their winter refuges, for example: Wryneck, Golden Oriole, Corncrake,
Lesser Spotted Eagle, 4 species of Flycatchers and many
This unique forest is the only place where you can find all 9
species of European woodpeckers! Białowieza Forest is even called the
kingdom of woodpeckers.
You can try to spot here all year round Three-toed woodpecker and
White-backed woodpecker – both species strictly connected with natural forests.
Pygmy Owl (the smallest owl in Europe) is another species you can find in this
forest in every season.
If you like amphibians, the spring forest is also for you.
There are 10 species of amphibians currently confirmed here:
Tree frog, Spadefoot, Common toad, Green toad, Common and Moor frog, 2 species
of green frogs and 2 species of newts: wheat and crested.
In Summer you can admire very dense and shadowy forest, filled with
herbs and ferns.
Autumn is the best to see how nature prepares for winter. In
September you can admire deer rut. The mating season of Red deer is very
spectacular. In October you can enjoy beautiful Polish golden Autumn!