Overview

Belarus will most likely become one of the prime birding destinations in all of Europe. Bordered by a number of modern European countries, Belarus has remained hidden from popular view. The variety of birds that include several highlight species very rarely seen in other parts of Europe is only one facet of this incredible destination. Small roads allow us access to ancient forests, hundreds of meandering rivers and the biggest marshes and fens on the continent - with little to no traffic to speak of! A true European paradise of intact and wild habitat conserving Europe's largest populations of Bison, Lynx, and Wolf. A combination of good quality hotels situated close to the best birding sites, along with authentic local cuisine adds extra enjoyment to the experience. One of Europe's safest countries, it offers a taste of an era long left behind in most parts of Eastern Europe. Our tour visits three key places: Belowezhkaya Pushcha National Park, which adjoins it's smaller, but more famous Polish counterpart - Bielowieza NP. Sporovo Reserve which protects 90% of the world's Aquatic Warbler population and finally Pripyatsky National Park, a paradise for sought-after waders and a unique variety of primarily Eastern species.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Azure Tit; Great Snipe; Great Grey & Boreal Owls; Aquatic, River, Barred & Savi's Warblers; Bluethroat; Eurasian Three-toed, Middle Spotted, Lesser Spotted, Syrian, White-backed, Black & Grey-headed Woodpeckers; Terek Sandpiper; Ruff; Smew; Hazel Grouse; Eurasian Bittern; Whooper Swan; White-tailed Eagle; Bearded Reedling; Hawfinch; Yellowhammer; Corn Crake; Eurasian Golden Oriole, Collared & Red-breasted Flycatchers; Thrush Nightingale; Eurasian Wryneck, Eurasian Hoopoer; Greater & Lesser Spotted Eagles.
Top Mammals
European Bison, European Roe Deer, Grey Wolf, Eurasian Lynx, Eurasian Red Squirrel, Eurasian Beaver, Red Fox, Northern White-breasted Hedgehog.
Habitats Covered
Fens, lakes, grasslands, pine forests, birch forests
Expected Climate
moderate with some colder mornings
Max Group Size
8 with 1 local leader
Tour Pace & Walking
relaxed pace
Accommodation
comfortable
Ease of Birding
mostly easy with some tricky species
Number of Species Expected
130+
Photographic Opportunities
good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

I was very happy with everything. The trip itself went well and our local guide was extremely persistent in trying to find the Azure Tit for us, for which I thank him because it was truly lovely. I saw everything I was hoping to see. And yes, I would travel with Rockjumper again.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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