We are three British birdwatchers. in our 60s, who organized a private trip to Poland with guides from BirdGuide Poland. We chose to focus on North Eastern Poland with 5 days in the Bialowieza Forest and 4 in the Biebrza Marshes. This focus was to avoid long days of driving and to appreciate the scale of special habitats that we just don't have in the UK.
We therefore flew into Warsaw Modlin Airport with Ryan Air. Modlin is on the North side of Warsaw and thus reduces the time taken to get on site.
Our guides were Valdi Krasowski and Jarek Matusiak from BirdGuide Poland. Both were excellent guides and birders, with astonishingly good ears, excellent eyes and always keen to ensure we had an excellent birding trip. All our arrangements went well and the accommodation in guest houses arranged by Valdi was excellent (although at Bialowieza the beds were very hard for us soft Brits!)
Poland is an excellent place for a birding trip for several reasons:
Firstly, it has a number of special birds such as Aquatic Warbler, Great Snipe and River Warbler which are hard to find elsewhere (also Greenish Warbler and Blyth's Reed Warbler but they arrive back in Poland a little bit later; late May/early June.
Second, birds that are uncommon or rare in the UK can be seen in good numbers in the right habitats, in Poland. Birds such as Hawfinch, Montagu's Harrier and the full range of marsh terns can be seen with ease.
Third, Poland is an interesting country with wonderful landscapes, quiet roads, friendly people, and areas of great tranquility.
Our trip was from 9th May to 18th May. This was rather late in the season for the Owls but too early for Greenish Warbler, Blyth's Reed Warbler and, as it turned out, River Warbler. Overall, we did very well, given the restricted time frame that all three of us were available to visit Poland.
The Bialowieza Forest is in the news at the moment for the alleged desecration of the pristine forest. We were there for 5 days, so it's very hard to form a clear conclusion but, on site, the issue is much more nuanced than we receive in the UK. What we saw was a huge die back of the Spruce trees due to the spruce Beetle. We saw areas where these trees had been felled and harvested. There were other areas where the trees had been felled and left. There were also substantial areas where the dead trees had been left standing. In the Strict Reserve there had been no tree felling (other than where trees had fallen over the paths and blocked them; in these cases the trees were moved to one side and left to rot). While the loss of the Spruce trees has a big impact, the climax forest also has huge numbers of Hornbeam, Alder and Oak and was still entirely delightful.
We also saw areas where fences had been erected within the Forest and in these areas natural regeneration and ground cover was noticeably more vigorous than outside. This suggested an issue of overgrazing by the range of deer and elk (now protected) in the forest. It is also fair to say this didn't seem such an issue in the Strict Reserve.
Day 1 9th May After an overnight stay in the Stansted Premier Inn we were very grateful for our Fast Track Ticket in the Departure Terminal where otherwise we would have been queuing back to the doors (Security chaos). After arrival at Modlin we soon met up with Valdi and were driving the long straight Polish roads towards the Bialowieza Forest in the unexpectedly cold weather with occasional snow flurries. Our first stop on the long drive was at Popovo on the Bug River where we started to get used to the wonderful scale of the rivers and floods in Poland. We saw a range of wetland birds including White-tailed Eagle, Black Terns, Little Terns and Common Terns. Soon after, a male Montagu's Harrier alongside the car brought us to an unscheduled stop, which then gave us the opportunity to look at the Yellow Wagtails (Blue-headed) in the field. Also on the way we saw a number of White Storks, a Crane and Peter saw an Elk. After arrival at 5.30, and a lovely home cooked supper, we went out to a potential White-backed Woodpecker site. That didn't show but we did see Hawfinch, Fieldfare and Sedge Warbler and heard Thrush Nightingale, Savi's Warbler and singing Redwing (not at all the insipid call we're used to in England in Winter).
Day 2 10th May. Wednesday dawned bright and very cold (-8C in the night). A pre-breakfast walk to the local river and tower hide produced the delightful sounds of Snipe drumming, Thrush Nightingale, and the sight of a juvenile White-tailed Eagle, a Marsh Tit and White Wagtail. After breakfast the cold conditions kept the birds quiet for a while but a wander into the forest, just to the south-east of Bialowieza, gave us our first sighting of a Northern (white headed) Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos c. caudatus). Travelling to the west side of Bialowieza, we went for a long walk into the forest, south of the settlement of Teremiski, we saw a Black Woodpecker, and a White-backed Woodpecker together with a spanking male Collared Flycatcher and many Wood Warblers; with the accompanying sound of Cuckoos in the distance. At Budy bridge we found a pair of nesting Treecreepers and further on found a Middle-spotted Woodpecker nest and a pair of very confiding Grey Headed Woodpeckers. Nearby, there was a singing Icterine Warbler.
After lunch we headed slightly further north into the forest and located a Three-toed Woodpecker was seen high up at the nest changeover. Another walk along another forest trail brought us to a location obviously known to Valdi and were privileged to watch a Three-toed Woodpecker's nest where chicks were being fed: we had superb views of the adults coming and going with food and Valdi got some great photos.
After supper a trip to a Pygmy Owl site was unsuccessful but a trip to another site near Wileza was rewarded with the sight and sound of a bird high up in a tree calling repeatedly. A foray for some European Bison came close but we missed them by 5 minutes. Driving back Martin and Valdi saw a wolf run across the road in front of us.
Day 3 11th May. The weather was still cold but the pre-breakfast walk produced a somewhat changed cast of birds with the sight of a Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole, Black Redstart and 2 Whinchat. The Snipe were still drumming and the Sedge Warbler and Thrush Nightingale still calling.
After breakfast, whilst driving along the road near to Pogorzola, a Great Grey Shrike shout from Martin led to us having great views of the bird, with quite a lot of hovering, in its hunting style. A Corncrake was calling in the same field from where we were viewing the Great Grey Shrike and although it came ever so close we never did see it - a familiar tale! The Snipe drumming over the same field and Cuckoos calling, and the otherwise deep silence, was very therapeutic. A second stop for Red-breasted Flycatcher was successful but the young male was not showing any red on the breast. We stopped at various spots on the way to Kozy Most. Martin, sat in the front seat of our vehicle, saw a Hazel Hen fly over the road.
At the Kozy Most stop we had excellent views of Barred Warbler (not much barring was evident on any of the birds we saw) Golden Oriole, Common Sandpiper, Tree Pipit, Willow Tit and lots more Hawfinch, which are the commonest finch in the Forest. Driving back we rounded a corner to find the road blocked by a male European Bison which stood its ground, indeed at one stage it pawed the ground! After a while it sauntered into the forest to join 2 more males which slowly melted away - an excellent and lucky encounter.
After lunch we drove towards the Belarus border and nearby stopped for excellent views of a drumming Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. A later stop on one of the many old and disused railway lines, our search for Nutcracker was unsuccessful but we did see a Black Woodpecker and heard Firecrest. Martin and Ken heard a bird fly away from their feet which, they thought, was probably a Hazel Hen.
After an early supper we had a 1 hour drive to the Great Snipe Lek site SW of Narew. The lek takes place in a very small part of a huge wet meadow which is also great for Greater Spotted Eagle, Elk, Crane, Grasshopper Warblers, Savi's Warbler, Corncrake and Spotted Crake - and mosquitoes! We saw 3 or 4 Great Snipe in what turned out to be a rather desultory performance which did include one jump!
Day 4 Friday 12th May. The pre-breakfast walk included at least 6 Wryneck and an Icterine Warbler which was doing its imitation thing, including Thrush Nightingale and Golden Oriole. The Snipe were still drumming beautifully. After breakfast we walked the Zebra Zubr boardwalk which was a delightful walk through the Forest in the improving weather. Highlights included Collared Flycatcher and Red-breasted Flycatcher. Mammals included Pine Marten, Red Squirrel, a mouse and a Hare (we didn't expect that in the deep forest). Afterward, we were successful at our second stop in finally seeing Nutcracker which sat deep in a Spruce Tree. A Woodlark was seen on the way to a Tengmalm's Owl site. Unfortunately the bird didn't show which was a shame; especially as we'd disturbed a couple of people enjoying this secluded area, very close to the nest tree - it's amazing how quickly people can dress when they need to!
In the afternoon Valdi had arranged for us to be escorted into the Strict Reserve by Eric (an amazingly well informed guide). While we waited a couple of minutes for Eric's arrival, a Honey Buzzard could be seen over the Forest. There is no forestry management in the Strict Reserve (other than moving fallen trees from the paths) and the forest is delightful with a really excellent atmosphere and lots of under storey and high canopy. We learned a lot about trees and plants with Eric and also saw more Red-breasted and Collared Flycatchers, Wood Warblers, Black Woodpeckers and another Nutcracker. Walking back to Valdi and feeling pleased with ourselves. he saw a Goshawk cross our path which we missed! Another excellent homemade supper included Babka Ziemniaczana!
Day 5 Saturday 13th May. Our pre-breakfast recce around the village with Valdi, allowed us to track down and eventually see a Thrush Nightingale which performed really well at height and in the open branches of bushes. Further down the road at a river bridge we saw and heard Common Rosefinch. A little further down the road and Valdi heard the call of an interesting warbler and as we all piled out of the 4 x 4 we heard and saw a Marsh Warbler and just to emphasise the marsh theme, a Marsh Tit appeared in the same tree.
After breakfast we headed towards Siemienowka Reservoir (similar to the reservoir we visited in Georgia - this is a failed soviet era scheme which had been intended to run a Hydro electric scheme, but never did - but again has created a wonderful nature reserve). On the way we stopped at a nice open valley site where we saw a Booted Eagle. At the reservoir we started birding at the south-east corner, with views over the large shallow lake with large reed beds and big areas of open water. There were lots of marsh terns (mostly Black and Whiskered) Bitterns calling, Penduline Tit, Garganeys, Marsh Harriers, White-tailed Eagles, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, etc.
At lunch time, we drove to Michalowo for a coffee, as we sat enjoying our drink, we had a Serin singing in a tree near our table, also with a Black Redstart nearby and lots of Swifts overhead. After our coffee stop, we headed back to Siemienowka Reservoir but we stopped off at a peat mine where the ridge and furrow workings had been partially reclaimed by nature. This site had a number of Citrine Wagtails and breeding Black-tailed Godwits and Cranes.
Having travelled back to Siemienowka Reservoir, via Siemieniakowszczyzna(!), we arrived on the northern side of the reservoir, and were soon checked out by border guards (the Belarus border being less than one kilometre from where we were standing)on their motor bikes, who allowed us to continue on our way to see; White-tailed Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagles, Marsh Harriers, Great Reed Warbler, Hoopoe and the wonderful sight of wolf droppings!
Day 6 Sunday 14th May. Pre-breakfast walk produced Cirl Bunting, Icterine Warbler and Savi's Warbler. After breakfast we went on an intensive search for Hazel Hen which was unsuccessful although we did see some more Red-breasted Flycatcher (but still no Red breasts) and a Racoon Dog. Back at the guest house while having lunch we were treated to the sight of a male Golden Oriole repeatedly bathing/drinking in the fish pond.
After lunch Jarek arrived to take us to the Biebrza Marshes. On the way we stopped at the large Fish Ponds outside the city of Bialystok. The continuous din of the sound of Red Spotted Belted Toads was a weird soundtrack to this site but it held some really good birds including half a dozen Red-necked Grebes, similar numbers of Black-necked Grebes, a Slavonian Grebe, Savi's Warblers, Penduline Tits, Great Reed Warblers, Little Gulls and thousands of Black-headed Gulls.
We arrived at Adam and Kaisha's “Szorcowka Guest House” outside Goniadz to the sound of Spotted Crakes calling on the nearby marshes.
Day 7 Monday 15th May. After a great night's sleep on the lovely soft mattress we had a great breakfast and then set off to marshes at Osowiec with various 1st World War defences dotted around. Here we saw Bluethroat (briefly), Thrush Nightingale and parties of Ruff flying through. Here also we were introduced to Jarek's excellent hearing when he showed us a curled up Grass Snake hidden in the grass. It hadn't moved so I think he heard it breathing! Then we moved on to open farmland near Piochowo for 2 Hobbies, and a Great Spotted Eagle escorted away by 2 Lesser Spotted Eagles.
Travelling a little further north, we saw a Lesser Spotted Eagle taking off from a field with a snake in its beak. It followed a wide circle around us including some loops and 'shivering' flight before landing in trees behind us giving magnificent views throughout. Jarek's view was that this was an unpaired male still trying his luck with the local females - and failing. On nearby farmland adjacent to a pine forest, between Konopki and Kapice, Jarek heard an Ortolan Bunting as we drove by. After stopping we tracked it down and also heard and saw a Tawny Pipit on the overhead electric wires and a Crossbill flew over calling.
Back at Goniadz we stopped for a coffee at a remarkable restaurant (much rustic woodwork carving) overlooking the marshes with excellent views of Black Terns and White Winged Terns. A lunch stop at Budziski led to us driving down the “Tsar's road” and a stop by the roadside revealed a Crane's nest with 2 eggs only 20 metres from the road. We drove on to Dluga Luka and walked out into the marsh along the boardwalk. Although it was breezy the Aquatic Warblers were in good voice and we were soon seeing them - mostly briefly as they spent limited time calling from the sedges. Jarek had a particular technique involving listening for a bird and then placing his scope on the spot and invariably he was straight on to the bird! Travelling back along the “Tsar's road”, Jarek spotted an animal sauntering down the road ahead of us - a Lynx! It was relaxed and stopped for some scent marking before melting into the woodland. Another wonderful encounter.
After supper we headed out to the marshes at Dolistowo and beyond via Jazewo and saw a Corncrake in the road frozen in the headlights and also Savi's Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler and Roe Deer.
Day 8 Tuesday 16th May. Our first stop was half a mile beyond Dluga Luka, at Maly Grad Krynicki, for Bluethroat which we could hear for about 20 minutes before it finally decided to play ball and show off in the open, with its white spot seemingly flashing when it sang. A female Cuckoo flew by. The plan afterwards was to travel down the east side of the Narew river and its huge wet floodplain, then back on the west side. This worked well and we saw staggering numbers of White-winged Terns feeding over the wet meadows where some were also breeding. We also saw good numbers of Garganey, Yellow Wagtail (Blue Headed), 2 Lesser Spotted Eagles, Goshawk, Common Rosefinch, Hobbies, Black Stork, Cranes, 2 Whooper Swans, etc. At Brzostowo we visited a tower hide that gave us great views across the River Biebrza and adjoining marshes/wetlands; there were large numbers of Ruff in breeding plumage, flocks of Wood Sandpiper, 2 pairs of breeding Black-winged Stilts, breeding Black-tailed Godwit, Black, White-winged, Common and Little Terns, and White-tailed Sea Eagle. Then we moved on beyond Loje and Awissa which was great for Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Whinchat, Fieldfare, etc.
After supper we had a further fruitless search for River Warbler with a verdict that it was still too cold.
Day 9 Wednesday 17th May. On our last full day we focused on finding River Warbler and started at the Dolistowo bridge where a Wryneck decided to fly into the side of the stationary van. Nothing daunted it recovered and called from the top of a bush. We then followed the Biebrza River stopping to admire a Beaver lodge, Citrine Wagtails, Curlew, Wood and Green Sandpiper. At Polkowo we saw Tree Sparrow. Our route went through Jazewo and Wrotki and Tajno Podjezione and finally to Kuligi where the road is closed with a barrier but you can take an 11 kilometre walk across the marsh. This area is variously known as the Bermuda Triangle or Green Hell which seemed excessive as it looked fabulous the day we were there but apparently by June and July the Mosquitoes start coming out in their millions and the heat is oppressive with no shade. We noticed a grave by the barrier so Jarek was probably right! But in the May sunshine the peace (apart from birdsong) and the wide horizons were very appealing.
We had lunch at the end of the road (end as in the sense of a river flowing across where the road should have been) at Mscichy where there were numerous White Storks, one Black Stork, Great Spotted Eagles etc A Dutch field study group paddled their Kayaks down the side of the road beside us (oh to be that young again).
On the way back, we decided to visit the tower hide just to the north of Goniadz, as we got out of the mini-bus we heard - a River Warbler! We sloshed down to the bit of hedge that it was singing from but apart from glimpses of something moving we didn't really see it, although a number of Woodcocks did fly by. After supper we returned but the story was the same but this time with lots more (millions) of mosquitoes! River Warblers apparently are very common and easy to see once they are in the right conditions - we were leaving just a day or two too early. C'est la vie as we said through gritted teeth.
Day 10 Thursday 18th May. Foolishly, we still thought we might catch a glimpse of a River Warbler but it was not to be. We briefly said hello to Valdi, who was now guiding some Americans around the marsh. He greeted us with a hearty "You lucky bastards!" (referring to our Lynx encounter) - we pointed out that we still hadn't seen a River Warbler but their lateness was agreed to be a general issue this year. From there we had a more or less direct trip to Modlin Airport with just 2 diversions; first, successfully for a Bee Eater colony at a sand quarry near to the settlement of Tykocin and second, unsuccessfully to a Roller site north of Ostrlek. At this location it seems that residential development is eating into the Roller habitat. But we couldn't spend too long so couldn't give the area the time it deserved. We got back to Modlin in time for an uneventful flight home.
We had an excellent trip with fabulous guides and all our arrangements went very well. Overall we saw 167 species with some excellent mammal encounters as well. Poland was an excellent location with wonderful habitats, lovely people and some really nice peaceful sites. We recommend it very strongly.
Ken Chamberlain, Martin Pearce and Peter Williams
SPECIES Latin Name Number of days seen or heard
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 3
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 4
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena 1
Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus 1
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 1
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 6
Bittern Botaurus stellaris 5
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus 2
Great Egret Casmerodius albus 3
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 9
White Stork Ciconia ciconia 10
Black Stork Ciconia nigra 3
Mute Swan Cygnus olor 8
White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 1
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 9
Gadwall Anas strepera 5
Pintail Anas acuta 1
Teal Anas crecca 1
Shoveler Anas clypeata 5
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope 3
Garganey Anas querquedula 4
Common Pochard Aythya ferina 4
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 1 (Hybrid)
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 5
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla 5
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina 5
Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga 3
Booted Eagle Aquila pennata 1
Red Kite Milvus milvus 1
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 8
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus 5
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo 10
Honey Buzzard Permis apivorus 1
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 4
Goshawk Accipiter gentilis 1
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 2
Hobby Falco subbuteo 4
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia 1
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix 2
Corncrake Crex crex 5
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 1
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 2
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana 3
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 5
Coot Fulica atra 6
Common Crane Grus grus 8
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 1
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 9
Dunlin Calidris alpina 1
Ruff Calidirs pugnax 5
Snipe Gallinago gallinago 10
Great Snipe Gallinago media 1
Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 3
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 3
Curlew Numenius arquata 3
Redshank Tringa totanus 5
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 2
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 2
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypooleucos 1
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus 1
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus6
Common Gull Larus canus 1
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 2
Little Tern Sternula albifrons 2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 5
Black Tern Chlidonias nigra 5
White-winged(Black)Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 2
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida 3
Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus 8
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 7
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 8
Pygmy Owl Galucidium passerinum 1
Common Swift Apus apus 8
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 4
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla 6
Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus 2
Black Woodpecker Dendrocopos martius 4
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 8
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos 2
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius 3
Lesser-spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopus minor 2
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridacylus 2
Common Skylark Alauda arvensis 7
Woodlark Lullula arborea 3
Sand Martin Riparia riparia 6
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 10
House Martin Delichon urbica 8
Tawny Pipit Anthis campestris 1
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 3
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 3
White Wagtail Motacilla alba 10
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 5
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 2
Dunnock Prunella modularis 1
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 5
European Robin Erithacus rubecula 6
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia 10
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica cyanecula 2(White Spotted)
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 7
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochrurus 7
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 7
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 1
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 5
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis 4
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva 4
Common Blackbird Turdus merula 10
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 9
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 9
Redwing Turdus iliacus 2
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 9
Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia 3
River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis 2
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides 9
Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus 8
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola 1
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 10
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris 1
Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 5
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina 4
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 8
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 9
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix 7
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 8
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 8
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria 5
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca 5
Common Whiterhroat Sylvia communis 9
Goldcrest Regulus regulus 3
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla 2
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus caudatus 4 (White headed)
Great Tit Parus major 9
Coal Tit Parus Ater 2
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus 7
Marsh Tit Parus palustris 3
Willow Tit Parus montanus 2
Crested Tit Parus cristatus 4
Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europea 4
Treecreeper Certhis familiaris 2
Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus 3
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 9
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 7
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor 2
Jay Garrulus glandarius 9
Magpie Pica pica 6
Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes 2
Jackdaw Corvus monedula 8
Rook Corvus frugilegus 6
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix 7
Common Raven Corvus corax 9
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris 10
House Sparrow Passer domesticus 10
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 3
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 10
Serin Serinus serinus 3
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris 6
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 8
Siskin Spinus spinus 3
Linnet Carduelis cannabina 8
Crossbill Loxia curvirostra 1
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus 4
European Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula 2
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes 6
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella 10
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus 10
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana 1
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra 2