This new title in the Crossbill Guides series cover the famous National Parks of Biebrza and Białowieża, plus the Eastern Masurian Lake district and several less known areas such as Augustow, Wigry NP and Narew NP. Combined they form one of the top destinations for birdwatchers and naturalists alike.
Like any other Crossbill Guide, this title answers two questions: what makes this area so special, and how can I see this for myself. This book describes the flora and fauna, landscape and traditional land use of this region, plus 20 detailed routes and many sites descriptions with concrete indications on where and how to find the birds, wildlife and flora.
The Biebrza marshes in North-east Poland are well known as the most pristine lowland river ecosystem. Likewise, Białowieża National Park is similarly well-known as the last primeval lowland forest left in Europe. These areas together with the many other natural areas nearby, form one gigantic nature-rich region, in which wild bison, wolves and elks roam, and many rare birds, dragonflies, butterflies and wildflowers can be found – and, with this guidebook, be found with relative ease.
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Dirk Hilbers (The Netherlands, 1976), biologist, is the founder of the Crossbill Guides Foundation and travels the continent to write Crossbill Guides about the most beautiful natural areas of Europe. He has specialized in flora, insects, ecology and land use.
Bouke ten Cate (The Netherlands, 1984) is a new author in the Crossbill Guides team. He spend as much time as possible outdoors since his childhood, and has specialised in birds, reptiles / amphibians, and nature photography.