2180 €
136.25 € per person/day

Thrilling Birding Tour in Lithuania

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2180 € 136.25 € per person/day
Visit one of the oldest birding stations in Europe (Vente Cape)
Watch the birds in the highest sandy dunes of Europe at the Curonian Spit National Park
Walk the cognitive trail among the dead dunes in Nagliai nature reserve
Taste Lithuanian special foods at the local farms

Thrilling Birding Tour in Lithuania

Our Birding tours are usually organized twice a year, during migration time in Spring and Autumn, when millions of birds fill the skies. Either you are a professional ornithologist or just an amateur, Lithuania offers a unique possibility to see the very best of the Baltic birds.

Lithuania is one of the best places in Europe for birdwatchers. With its territory about 65 000 square km. And the population about three million only, the country is located on the way for numerous birds flocks that cross Europe on their way from or to Africa.

 

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Dress code

Comfortable shoes, light jackets, umbrella, hats

Age

12 –

Trip Conditions

Temperate
Activity Level 3
8 Days
7 Nights

Trip Conditions

Temperate
Activity Level 3
8 Days
7 Nights

Tour Highlights

Aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola)
Small group (6 travellers only)
The tourists are accompanied by local guide-ornithologist
White-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) No long journeys between the places
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Tour Plan

Day 1. Arrival to Vilnius and drive to Birzai
Day 2. Birding in Birzai and surroundings
Day 3. From Birzai to birding at Raseiniai ponds, then to Vente.
Day 4. Vente - Nemunas River Delta - Vente
Day 5. Vente - Rusne island - Uostadvaris - Kintai ponds - Vente
Day 6. Vente - The Curonian Spit (Nida, Juodkrante)
Day 7. The Curonian Spit - Klaipeda (Kalviai Quarry) -Vilnius
Day 8. Vilnius tour and departure transfer
Day 1.

Arrival to Vilnius and drive to Birzai

You are arriving at Vilnius airport, meeting with your guide, a professional ornithologist. 

Transfer to Birzai – a small town in northern Lithuania, famous for its many traditional recipe beer breweries.

On the way to Birzai, we pass Birvetos fishing ponds and Svyla River meadows, which is on the essential Lithuanian stops for migrating birds. There should be a lot of waders, ducks, and geese.

Day 2.

Birding in Birzai and surroundings

Full day at Birzai forests, widely recognized as the best place in the Baltic region for watching owls and woodpeckers. 

You will have the possibility to see: White-backed woodpeckers (Dendrocopos Leucotos); Eurasian three-toed woodpecker (Picoides tridaclylus); Grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus); Blackwoodpeckers (Drycopus Martius); Ural owls (Strix uralensis); Eurasian pygmy owls (Glaucidium passerinum); Black stork (Ciconia nigra). 

Birzai forest is also full of different mammals: Roe deers (Capreolus capreolus); Mooses (Alces alces); Red deers (Cervus elaphus); Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes); Racoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides); Badges (Meles Meles); Wolves (Canis Lupus); Eurasian lynx (Lynx Lynx); European pine marten (Martes Martes).

In the evening, we will return to Birzai. Overnight at Birzai.

Day 3.

From Birzai to birding at Raseiniai ponds, then to Vente.

We will depart to Raseiniai fishing ponds early in the morning. The place is famous for numerous ducks, geese, and representatives of Scolopacidae family species. 

Other species of this area are osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and white-tailed eagles (Haliaetus albicilla). 

In the evening, we will arrive at Vente, a headland in Nemunas Delta. Overnight at Vente.

Day 4.

Vente - Nemunas River Delta - Vente

Morning visit to Ventė Cape Ornithological Station – one of the first bird ringing stations in Europe, still in operation, opened in 1929. Observe the birds’ migration at the Curonian bay.

Closer to the evening, we will drive to the Nemunas Delta Regional Park. If we are lucky, we will hear Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo) and watch a greater spotted eagle (Aquila clanga).

And the last stop of the day will be in the fields of Svencele where passerines and geese stay overnight. 

Day 5.

Vente - Rusne island - Uostadvaris - Kintai ponds - Vente

We continue to explore, the Lithuanian birding areas of Nemunas River Delta. The next stop will be unique Rusne island – an island surrounded by bogs and swamps that is between Amata and Skirvytė rivers, which are distributaries of the Nemunas River. Intertwining rivers formed a unique landscape, the delta flood-meadows, and the village of Minija (Mingė)/ Locals call it the Venice of Lithuania.

Enjoy spectacular views of the area from its’ birds watching tower.  After the lunch break, we will drive to Kintai fishing ponds. Transfer to Vente. Overnight at Vente.

Day 6.

Vente - The Curonian Spit (Nida, Juodkrante)

Morning transfer by boat from Vente to the Curonian Spit. 

Arrival to the Curonian Spit. We will watch the birds in the center of the village, Nida. Next, we will visit the Lithuanian bird ringing center in Juodkrante village.

We will also stop at the old wood of Juodkrante, the breeding place for common firecrest (Rugulus ignicapila), and will see a colony of great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo).

In the afternoon, we will walk the 1.1 km trail of the Nagliai Nature Reserve. The path will lead you through a mysterious natural phenomenon – dead dunes. Here four former villages were buried in the sand a few centuries ago. Strong winds create a unique landscape – hollows, and washouts, revealing the soil of an ages-old forest buried in the sand.

Overnight at the village of the Curonian spit – Juodkrante resort.

Day 7.

The Curonian Spit - Klaipeda (Kalviai Quarry) -Vilnius

Transfer by ferry from Curonian Spit to Klaipeda. Today we will visit the Kalviai Quarry, famous for numbers of a horned grebe (Podiceps auritus) and a black-necked grebe (Podiceps nigricolis). It is also the only place in Lithuania, where you can find a Mediterranean gull (Larus melanocephalus) breeding.

In the second part of the day, we will travel back to Vilnius.

Day 8.

Vilnius tour and departure transfer

Day 8. Vilnius – departure transfer

Depending on the flight time, we offer a walking tour in Vilnius Old Town – a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its winding cobblestone streets, picturesque churches, and historical buildings. The Old Town of Vilnius is one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe.

The end of the tour.

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Itinerary

Day 1. . Arrival to Vilnius and drive to Birzai

Day 2. . Birding in Birzai and surroundings

Day 3.. From Birzai to birding at Raseiniai ponds, then to Vente.

Day 4.. Vente - Nemunas River Delta - Vente

Day 5.. Vente - Rusne island - Uostadvaris - Kintai ponds - Vente

Day 6.. Vente - The Curonian Spit (Nida, Juodkrante)

Day 7.. The Curonian Spit - Klaipeda (Kalviai Quarry) -Vilnius

Day 8.. Vilnius tour and departure transfer

Not Included

Entrance fees to the visiting places Personal insurance International flights Optional tours

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