This tour will blow your mind, nature at is best, as you will witness the annual autumnal bird migration in full glory. The East Baltic Flyway is among the most important passerine bird migration routes in the world. Each autumn millions of birds from the Europe smallest Goldcrest to gracious Crane fly over the Baltic coastline from their breeding grounds in the Arctic and West Siberia to wintering places in Southern Europe or even Africa. Lithuania is southernmost Baltic Country here the bottleneck of this flyway is formed at Klaipėda, millions of passerine birds will split in two main routes.
The Tour will begin at Ventė Cape – a location where you will evidence largest Heligoland bird trap in the world. The ringing station was established back in 1930s and witnesses up to 100,000,000 song birds fly-over the peninsula, daily, during the best days of migration.
On the other shore of the Lagoon – Curonian Spit National Park is ours next destination. This landmark of sandy dunes, separating the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea, is the main migratory birds’ choice (70% of all migratory passerines and raptors), with almost 2 million birds crossing when weather conditions are most suitable. Next point of interest is another spectacular place – an area possessing the largest fall gatherings of Common Cranes spending the evening in the bog in central of Lithuania and comes complete with Red Deer rut calls representing nature heritage of the region. Next two nights in the heart of the Biržai forest and visit to its surrounding countryside will allow you to feel Lithuanian wilderness and full of stars skies.
Target species: Black-throated and Red-throated Divers, Whooper and Bewick’s Swans, various geese species, Greater Scaup, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Smew, Hazel Grouse, White-tailed Eagle, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Common Cranes, Golden Plovers, Bar-tailed Godwit, Caspian Gull, Little Gull, Arctic Tern, Pygmy and Ural Owl, Grey-headed and Black Woodpecker, Great Grey Shrike, Nutcracker. Eurasian Elk, Wild Boar and Roe Deers in the Curonian Spit is always a bonus.
Day 1 Arrive to Ventė Cape
Day 2 Nemunas delta
Day 3 Nemunas delta – Curonian Lagoon Coast- Curonian Spit
Day 4 Curonian Spit
Day 5 Curonian Spit
Day 6 Kurtuvėnai Regional Park – Tyruliai Bog – Biržai Forest
Day 7 Biržai Regional Park – Biržai forest
Day 8 Departure
Note: Guide is keeping the right to change the route according to weather condition and bird activity and migration time for optimal success.
Period: September – October
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Group size: 8-12 persons.
Price: 200 Eur per day guiding plus fuel expenses.
You can cancel within 24 hours of booking or up to 30 days before the tour start date to get a full refund.
We make every effort to continue, as scheduled with our tours. But sometimes, weather conditions create an unsafe scenario, as a result, a change or cancellation may be the result. Should this happen, we will provide full refund.
Our guides will contact our guests via email 2-3 days prior to the start of your trip. This is the perfect opportunity to let the guide know of any questions or concerns you may have.