Mornings, so the time from the sunrise, around 9-10 o’clock, are the best time for bird watching of the majority of species. However, some species, e.g. the aquatic warbler, the blackbird, the song thrush or the European Robin are active about 1-2 hours before the sunset till the twilight. There is also a group of nocturnal birds which can be heard or luckily seen, e.g. the Eurasian eagle-owl, the tawny owl, the long-eared owl, the spotted crake or the corn crake. Bird breeding time begins at the end of February and can last even to October, however, the most important time for birds encompasses the period from April till the half of July.

okres legowy


Barn owl Tyto alba

Eurasian eagle owl Bubo bubo

Tawny owl Strix aluco

Ural owl Strix uralensis

Eurasian pygmy owl Glaucidium passerinum

Little owl Athene noctua

Boreal owl Aegolius fenereus

Long-eared owl Asio otus

Short-eared owl Asio flammeus

Okres lęgowy – breeding time

Okres wzmożonej aktywności głosowej – time of intensified vocal activity]


Breeding time and owls’ vocal activity (Grzywaczewski, Szczepaniak 2007).