Sunday, 30 November 2008

Destinations: Cisniansko-Wetlinski - Poland

The Cisniansko-Wetlinski Landscape Park is a protected area of old mixed forests in south-east Poland, part of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains and adjacent to the Bieszczady Mountains. The forests here include some impressive, old beech and fir stands. Birds include Black Stork, Lesser Spotted and Golden Eagles, Hazel Grouse, Ural and Pygmy Owls, 8 species of woodpecker, Nutcracker and Collared and Red-breasted Flycatchers. The old forests are also home to a few herds of European Bison. The best times to visit are spring (when all migrants are back and singing) and autumn (when the leaves have fallen and thus visibility in the forests is better). THis is not an easy area to work and will require some walking. The town of Lesko lies a few miles to the north-east of the area

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