Bear watching swamp

Bird Excursion

The taiga presents itself both in the flora and fauna!

Price / person starting from

250 €


1st May - 15th September

The content of the excursion

at 9am- Initial briefing information in the Auditorium

• We leave the Bear Center, by walking.

• We walk in various terrains and biotopes of the Taiga forest, in spruce, pine, birch forests and swamp areas.

• On this the excursion you have a possibility to see many different types of birds.

Recommended Clothing

• Necessary clothing; equipment suitable for outdoor activities and moisture-resistant footwear.


Recommended Clothing


That there may be mosquitoes and other insects in the forest in summer.

You can use insecticides or a hat with an insect net on the trip.


It is possible to see the following bird species on the excursion;

Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher or simply appreciate the beauty of nature, the Bear Centre and its surroundings offer a remarkable opportunity to connect with the untamed world and witness the harmonious coexistence of bears and the diverse bird species that call the old Taiga forest home.

Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Great spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), Black Grouse (Tetrao Tetrix), Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia) , Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus Lagopus), Capercaillie (Tetrao Urogallos), Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus), Willow Tit (Poecile montanus), Siberian Jay (Perisoreus infaustus), Ordinary Jay (Garrulus glandarius), Parrot Crossbill (Loxia pytyopsittacus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Great Grey Owl (Srix nebulosa), Pygmy Owl, Ural Owl (Strix uralensis), Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula), Waxwing (Bombysilla garrulus)

The Bear Centre, nestled within the enchanting old Taiga forest, provides a unique opportunity to witness not only the majestic bears but also a diverse array of avian species. Birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts will find the surrounding area to be a haven for various grouse sp ecies, including the impressive Capercaillie, the striking Black Grouse, the elusive Hazel Grouse, and the resilient Willow Grouse.


Group size                 2-7 people

Duration                    4-5 hours   at 9am - 2pm

Guide                        Bird Guide

The coniferous forest bird species

The birds of the coniferous forest are bird species that primarily live in coniferous forests and wooded areas with abundant coniferous trees such as pines, spruces, and junipers. The birds of the coniferous forest have adapted to living in such environments and often have characteristics that help them survive in the coniferous forest. For example, many birds of the coniferous forest, such as the Siberian jay and crow, eat conifer seeds and cones, while others, such as the waxwing and crested tit, eat tree bark or insects that live on the surface of coniferous trees.

Please note that the prevailing weather condition and the month affect the sighting of certain species of birds!

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