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Main Attractions in Biebrza National Park

The park has a wild natural beauty. A part of the Biebrza River flows through the park. The width of the river varies from a few meters to more than ten meters in some places. As a visitor you will enjoy the sight of the meandering river with its several bends and backwaters.

In the Biebrza National Park, you will get to see a diverse variety of plants - some of them are very rare species. Various boreal species and glacial relics are found here as the region favors their growth.

If you are a naturalist, and want to see plants like the shrub birch, downy pillow, Hudson's Bay bulrush, moor king, marsh saxifrage and cord root, you will find them all at Biebrza National Park.

In fact, sighting them would be a rare experience indeed, for 67 of these are protected in Poland and 45 are on the verge of extinction. You must especially make it a point to see some of these which include leper lily, dwarf marsh violet and bog willow.

The chief attraction of Biebrza National Park is perhaps the variety of birds that you get to see here. It is truly a bird watcher's paradise. It has unique waterfowl enclaves where you can observe up to 271 bird species. As you take a walk along the marshes, you may catch sight of flocks of Ruffs, Yellow Wagtails, Marsh Harriers, White-tailed eagles or even a fly-by-ring-tailed Hen Harrier.

You can also hear skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Linnet Reed buntings and an occasional cuckoo even if you do not actually see them. Apart from this, there is a wide variety of mammals that can be found here. There are 10 different species of bats, a rare variety of dormouse and different types of amphibians, reptiles and fish that are to be found there.

While on a trail, you can also visit the Osowiec Fortress Museum, which is another attraction for tourists. It will take you about two hours to see the whole of it.


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