A three day birding and bison tracking experience in the rugged Polish nature. You will be amazed at the enormous variety of bird species and rest your head at small home-like guesthouses.
The Oder Delta has a very high diversity of different habitats, naturally flowing rivers, marshes, vast reed beds, alluvial forest, oak and pine forests, meadows, bogs, coastal dunes and much more.
The variation of landscapes creates a high number of different mammals such as wolf, moose, wild boar, red and roe deer, beaver and otter. The region also serves as a very important stop-over for migrating water birds using the East Atlantic Flyway.
The first European Bison was reintroduced into the landscape of western Poland in the year 1980. From this small group of 16 animals arose now a group of more than 300 bison, roaming through the forests east of the Oder Delta.
During these days you will discover the unique flora and fauna of the region and will have excellent opportunities for nature photography.
Day 1: Travel to Szczcecin where your three day adventure begins. Settle down in your cozy accomodation and enjoy dinner.
Day 2: After breakfast prepare for a day tracking bison and other wildlife with your expert guides Mathias and Therese. Lunch time will be enjoyed out in the wilderness. In the evening a delicious dinner will be served at your B&B.
Day 3: After breakfast, explore the area on your own or say your goodbyes and return home with a camera full of amazing pictures.
The cost includes: 3 days weekend-safari tour. All transfers in 4x4 driven by the scouts from/to Szczecin. Two overnights in a typical, cosy Pension. Two large breakfasts in the pension. One lunch break in nature. Two warm opulent dinners at the pension. All guided walking and driving tours. Tracking the Bison and searching their trails on the second day. English, german, polish speaking guides. Dutch is spoken as one language by the pensions hosts. Entry fee at the Bison Shoe areal
Not included: Personal travel to/from Szczecin. Personal Drinks and other shoppings
What to bring: We recommend you to dress in layers. Hikingshoes, sun hat, water bottle, daypack, long pants, rain pants, hat and gloves, jacket, raincoat or poncho, sun protection cream, non smelling mosquito/tick repellent and camp shoes (sandals). Binoculars, personal toiletries/medicines and a sense of adventure!
Rewilding Europe Levy: 5% of your booking sum goes to the local Rewilding Europe organization.
The Oder Delta is becoming increasingly well-known as a rewilding area and prominent nature tourism destination.
Rewilding Europe is developing a network of local wilderness guides, wildlife watching tours and hides, lodging and other nature-based enterprises that are creating jobs and burgeoning support for rewilding.
The Oder Delta team is working with partners to boost biodiversity in the delta by improving habitats. The eagle is one of the rarest breeding bird species, with only about 100 breeding pairs left in the northeastern part of the country, most of them in the Oder Delta rewilding area and its surroundings. Nest protection shields were also installed to protect eagle nests against predation in order to boost breeding success.
The Rewilding Oder Delta team is now working to restore fish populations and fish migration in the Stettin Lagoon a Natura 2000 site and Important Bird Area on the Polish side. Activities include the rewilding of river banks, the restoration of natural hydrodynamics, the removal of obstacles to support fish migration, and the re-wetting of areas adjacent to waterways.