Krasny Bor Forest Lodge

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Country: Belarus

Region: North Belarus

We speak: English, Русский

Location: Positioned in the sparsely populated Krasny Bor Reserve, a remote forest region in the extreme north of Belarus close to Sebezhsky National Park just across the Russian border, Krasny Bor Forest Lodge is just over an hour travel from the city of Polatsk. The accommodation is sited by a small river and wetland surrounded by typical taiga forest, presenting opportunity for immensely rewarding local explorations in a type of natural habitat rare in Europe. The general area is well patterned with a mosaic of old-age boreal forests, lakes, bogs and other wetlands. Don't miss an opportunity to explore a place where Nature is still Natural and the wildlife starts at your very doorstep!

Services: Birds typical of northern forests and wetlands are a main feature, including particularly strong populations of forest grouse (numerous Capercaillie leks), Grey-headed, White-backed and Three-toed Woodpeckers; Ural, Tengmalm’s and Pygmy Owls, plus a notable range of raptors and waders. White-tailed and Golden Eagles may be observed – and photographed - at close-range during winter from hides positioned by baited sites. Corncrakes, Wrynecks, Thrush Nightingales, River Warblers and Scarlet Rosefinches are among many species to be seen around the lodge environs, while a two-hour journey brings you to a Great Grey Owl nesting territory. Incidental other wildlife include Wolves, Brown Bears, Elks, Beavers and a high population-density of Lynx.

Guestrooms: The traditional Belarussian rustic lodge contains five double rooms, all en-suite, plus a spacious dining room and meeting area. Here you have direct access to the advice and knowledge of Dmitry Shamovich - a well known avian ecologist and main specialist on bird communities.

* Please note that the English bird names on this site follow the American terminology. If you can't find a species name, try searching by Family or latin name.
Status key: B = breeding species; RB - rare breeding; W = winter only; V - vagrant; RV = rare vagrant; TM - trans-migrant; In - introduced

Name
Status
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Name (lat)
Family
Rough-legged Hawk
0
0
1
1
Buteo lagopus Accipitridae
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier
1
1
1
0
Circus aeruginosus Accipitridae
Short-toed Eagle
1
1
1
0
Circaetus gallicus Accipitridae
White-tailed Eagle
1
1
1
1
Haliaeetus albicilla Accipitridae
Common Buzzard
1
1
1
1
Buteo buteo Accipitridae
Lesser Spotted Eagle
1
1
1
0
Aquila pomarina Accipitridae
Northern Harrier
1
1
1
0
Circus cyaneus Accipitridae
Black Kite
1
1
1
0
Milvus migrans Accipitridae
Golden Eagle
1
1
1
1
Aquila chrysaetos Accipitridae
Northern Goshawk
1
1
1
1
Accipiter gentilis Accipitridae
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
1
1
1
1
Accipiter nisus Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard
1
1
1
0
Pernis apivorus Accipitridae
Montagu's Harrier
1
1
1
0
Circus pygargus Accipitridae
Blyth's Reed-Warbler
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus dumetorum Acrocephalidae
Eurasian Reed-Warbler
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus scirpaceus Acrocephalidae
Sedge Warbler
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Acrocephalidae
Marsh Warbler
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus palustris Acrocephalidae
Icterine Warbler
1
1
1
0
Hippolais icterina Acrocephalidae
Great Reed-Warbler
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus arundinaceus Acrocephalidae
Long-tailed Tit
1
1
1
1
Aegithalos caudatus Aegithalidae
Sky Lark
1
1
1
0
Alauda arvensis Alaudidae
Wood Lark
1
1
1
0
Lullula arborea Alaudidae
Common Kingfisher
1
1
1
0
Alcedo atthis Alcedinidae
Northern Pintail
1
0
1
0
Anas acuta Anatidae
Eurasian Wigeon
1
1
1
1
Anas penelope Anatidae
Smew
1
0
1
0
Mergellus albellus Anatidae
Mallard
1
1
1
1
Anas platyrhynchos Anatidae
Whooper Swan
1
1
1
0
Cygnus cygnus Anatidae
Greater White-fronted Goose
1
0
1
0
Anser albifrons Anatidae
Greater Scaup
0
0
0
1
Aythya marila Anatidae
Taiga Bean-Goose
1
0
1
0
Anser fabalis Anatidae
Green-winged Teal
1
1
1
0
Anas crecca Anatidae
Tundra Swan (rare)
0
0
0
0
Cygnus columbianus Anatidae
Common Goldeneye
1
1
1
0
Bucephala clangula Anatidae
Common Pochard
1
1
1
0
Aythya ferina Anatidae
Mute Swan
1
1
1
1
Cygnus olor Anatidae
Tufted Duck
1
1
1
0
Aythya fuligula Anatidae
Garganey
1
1
1
0
Anas querquedula Anatidae
Northern Shoveler
1
0
1
0
Anas clypeata Anatidae
Graylag Goose
1
1
1
0
Anser anser Anatidae
Common Merganser
1
1
1
1
Mergus merganser Anatidae
Common Swift
1
1
1
0
Apus apus Apodidae
Great Egret
1
1
1
1
Ardea alba Ardeidae
Gray Heron
1
1
1
0
Ardea cinerea Ardeidae
Great Bittern
1
1
1
1
Botaurus stellaris Ardeidae
Little Egret (rare)
0
0
0
0
Egretta garzetta Ardeidae
Bohemian Waxwing
1
1
1
1
Bombycilla garrulus Bombycillidae
Eurasian Nightjar
1
1
1
0
Caprimulgus europaeus Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Treecreeper
1
1
1
1
Certhia familiaris Certhiidae
Northern Lapwing
1
1
1
0
Vanellus vanellus Charadriidae
European Golden-Plover
1
1
1
0
Pluvialis apricaria Charadriidae
Black Stork
1
1
1
0
Ciconia nigra Ciconiidae
White Stork
1
1
1
0
Ciconia ciconia Ciconiidae
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
1
1
1
Streptopelia decaocto Columbidae
Common Wood-Pigeon
1
1
1
0
Columba palumbus Columbidae
Rock Pigeon
1
1
1
1
Columba livia Columbidae
Eurasian Magpie
1
1
1
1
Pica pica Corvidae
Common Raven
1
1
1
1
Corvus corax Corvidae
Eurasian Nutcracker
1
1
1
1
Nucifraga caryocatactes Corvidae
Eurasian Jay
1
1
1
1
Garrulus glandarius Corvidae
Eurasian Jackdaw
1
1
1
1
Corvus monedula Corvidae
Common Cuckoo
1
1
1
0
Cuculus canorus Cuculidae
Reed Bunting
1
1
1
0
Emberiza schoeniclus Emberizidae
Yellowhammer
1
1
1
1
Emberiza citrinella Emberizidae
Yellow-breasted Bunting (rare)
0
0
0
0
Emberiza aureola Emberizidae
Eurasian Hobby
1
1
1
0
Falco subbuteo Falconidae
Merlin
1
1
1
0
Falco columbarius Falconidae
Eurasian Kestrel
1
1
1
0
Falco tinnunculus Falconidae
European Greenfinch
1
1
1
1
Chloris chloris Fringillidae
White-winged Crossbill (rare)
0
0
0
0
Loxia leucoptera Fringillidae
Red Crossbill
1
1
1
1
Loxia curvirostra Fringillidae
Hawfinch
1
1
1
0
Coccothraustes coccothraustes Fringillidae
European Goldfinch
1
1
1
1
Carduelis carduelis Fringillidae
Common Chaffinch
1
1
1
1
Fringilla coelebs Fringillidae
Eurasian Bullfinch
1
1
1
1
Pyrrhula pyrrhula Fringillidae
European Serin
1
1
1
0
Serinus serinus Fringillidae
Eurasian Linnet
1
1
1
0
Carduelis cannabina Fringillidae
Eurasian Siskin
1
1
1
1
Spinus spinus Fringillidae
Common Rosefinch
1
1
1
0
Carpodacus erythrinus Fringillidae
Arctic Loon
1
1
1
0
Gavia arctica Gaviidae
Common Crane
1
1
1
0
Grus grus Gruidae
Bank Swallow
1
1
1
0
Riparia riparia Hirundinidae
Common House-Martin
1
1
1
0
Delichon urbicum Hirundinidae
Barn Swallow
1
1
1
0
Hirundo rustica Hirundinidae
Red-backed Shrike
1
1
1
0
Lanius collurio Laniidae
Northern Shrike
1
1
1
1
Lanius excubitor Laniidae
Black Tern
1
1
1
0
Chlidonias niger Laridae
Mew Gull
1
1
0
0
Larus canus Laridae
Common Tern
1
1
1
0
Sterna hirundo Laridae
Little Gull
1
1
1
0
Hydrocoloeus minutus Laridae
Black-headed Gull
1
1
1
1
Chroicocephalus ridibundus Laridae
Common Grasshopper-Warbler
1
1
1
0
Locustella naevia Locustellidae
Savi's Warbler
1
1
1
0
Locustella luscinioides Locustellidae
Eurasian River Warbler
1
1
1
0
Locustella fluviatilis Locustellidae
Western Yellow Wagtail
1
1
1
0
Motacilla flava Motacillidae
Meadow Pipit
1
1
1
0
Anthus pratensis Motacillidae
White Wagtail
1
1
1
0
Motacilla alba Motacillidae
Citrine Wagtail
1
1
1
0
Motacilla citreola Motacillidae
Tree Pipit
1
1
1
0
Anthus trivialis Motacillidae
Whinchat
1
1
1
0
Saxicola rubetra Muscicapidae
Thrush Nightingale
1
1
1
0
Luscinia luscinia Muscicapidae
Common Redstart
1
1
1
0
Phoenicurus phoenicurus Muscicapidae
Bluethroat
1
1
1
0
Luscinia svecica Muscicapidae
Black Redstart
1
1
1
0
Phoenicurus ochruros Muscicapidae
Northern Wheatear
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe oenanthe Muscicapidae
Stonechat
1
1
1
0
Saxicola torquatus Muscicapidae
European Robin
1
1
1
1
Erithacus rubecula Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher
1
1
1
0
Muscicapa striata Muscicapidae
European Pied Flycatcher
1
1
1
0
Ficedula hypoleuca Muscicapidae
Red-breasted Flycatcher
1
1
1
0
Ficedula parva Muscicapidae
Eurasian Golden Oriole
1
1
1
0
Oriolus oriolus Oriolidae
Osprey
1
1
1
0
Pandion haliaetus Pandionidae
Great Tit
1
1
1
1
Parus major Paridae
Eurasian Blue Tit
1
1
1
1
Cyanistes caeruleus Paridae
Coal Tit
1
1
1
1
Periparus ater Paridae
Willow Tit
1
1
1
1
Poecile montanus Paridae
Marsh Tit
1
1
1
1
Poecile palustris Paridae
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
1
1
1
1
Passer montanus Passeridae
House Sparrow
1
1
1
1
Passer domesticus Passeridae
Great Cormorant
1
1
1
1
Phalacrocorax carbo Phalacrocoracidae
Hazel Grouse
1
1
1
1
Bonasa bonasia Phasianidae
Gray Partridge
1
1
1
1
Perdix perdix Phasianidae
Eurasian Capercaillie
1
1
1
1
Tetrao urogallus Phasianidae
Ring-necked Pheasant
1
1
1
1
Phasianus colchicus Phasianidae
Common Quail
1
1
1
0
Coturnix coturnix Phasianidae
Black Grouse
1
1
1
1
Tetrao tetrix Phasianidae
Willow Ptarmigan
1
1
1
1
Lagopus lagopus Phasianidae
Wood Warbler
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus sibilatrix Phylloscopidae
Common Chiffchaff
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus collybita Phylloscopidae
Greenish Warbler
1
1
0
0
Phylloscopus trochiloides Phylloscopidae
Willow Warbler
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus trochilus Phylloscopidae
Yellow-browed Warbler (rare)
0
0
0
0
Phylloscopus inornatus Phylloscopidae
Gray-faced Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Picus canus Picidae
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos minor Picidae
Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Picoides tridactylus Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck
1
1
1
0
Jynx torquilla Picidae
White-backed Woodpecker
1
1
1
0
Dendrocopos leucotos Picidae
Great Spotted Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos major Picidae
Green Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Picus viridis Picidae
Black Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dryocopus martius Picidae
Great Crested Grebe
1
1
1
1
Podiceps cristatus Podicipedidae
Little Grebe (rare)
0
0
0
0
Tachybaptus ruficollis Podicipedidae
Dunnock
1
1
1
1
Prunella modularis Prunellidae
Corn Crake
1
1
1
0
Crex crex Rallidae
Eurasian Moorhen
1
1
1
1
Gallinula chloropus Rallidae
Eurasian Coot
1
1
1
0
Fulica atra Rallidae
Goldcrest
1
1
1
1
Regulus regulus Regulidae
Eurasian Penduline-Tit
1
1
1
0
Remiz pendulinus Remizidae
Whimbrel
1
1
1
0
Numenius phaeopus Scolopacidae
Common Redshank
1
1
1
0
Tringa totanus Scolopacidae
Wood Sandpiper
1
1
1
0
Tringa glareola Scolopacidae
Common Greenshank
1
1
1
0
Tringa nebularia Scolopacidae
Black-tailed Godwit
1
1
1
0
Limosa limosa Scolopacidae
Jack Snipe
1
1
1
0
Lymnocryptes minimus Scolopacidae
Common Snipe
1
1
1
0
Gallinago gallinago Scolopacidae
Eurasian Curlew
1
1
1
0
Numenius arquata Scolopacidae
Great Snipe
1
1
1
0
Gallinago media Scolopacidae
Common Sandpiper
1
1
1
0
Actitis hypoleucos Scolopacidae
Green Sandpiper
1
1
1
0
Tringa ochropus Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock
1
1
1
0
Scolopax rusticola Scolopacidae
Ruff
1
0
1
0
Philomachus pugnax Scolopacidae
Eurasian Nuthatch
1
1
1
1
Sitta europaea Sittidae
Great Gray Owl
1
1
1
1
Strix nebulosa Strigidae
Eurasian Pygmy-Owl
1
1
1
1
Glaucidium passerinum Strigidae
Tawny Owl
1
1
1
1
Strix aluco Strigidae
Northern Hawk Owl
1
1
0
0
Surnia ulula Strigidae
Long-eared Owl
1
1
1
1
Asio otus Strigidae
Ural Owl
1
1
1
1
Strix uralensis Strigidae
Short-eared Owl
1
1
1
1
Asio flammeus Strigidae
Little Owl
1
1
1
1
Athene noctua Strigidae
Eurasian Eagle-Owl
1
1
1
1
Bubo bubo Strigidae
European Starling
1
1
1
1
Sturnus vulgaris Sturnidae
Greater Whitethroat
1
1
1
0
Sylvia communis Sylviidae
Lesser Whitethroat
1
1
1
0
Sylvia curruca Sylviidae
Blackcap
1
1
1
0
Sylvia atricapilla Sylviidae
Barred Warbler
1
1
1
0
Sylvia nisoria Sylviidae
Garden Warbler
1
1
1
0
Sylvia borin Sylviidae
Eurasian Wren
1
1
1
1
Troglodytes troglodytes Troglodytidae
Mistle Thrush
1
1
1
0
Turdus viscivorus Turdidae
Fieldfare
1
1
1
0
Turdus pilaris Turdidae
Eurasian Blackbird
1
1
1
1
Turdus merula Turdidae
Redwing
1
1
1
0
Turdus iliacus Turdidae
Song Thrush
1
1
1
0
Turdus philomelos Turdidae
Eurasian Hoopoe
1
1
1
0
Upupa epops Upupidae

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