Poland: Czahary trail

In the Polesie National Park, the first natural didactic trail within the “Bagno Bubnów” area was established. The name of the newly created path – “Czahary” – means wetland covered with shrubs. The population in the eastern territories of the First Polish Republic used this word already in the 17th century.

The route from the observation tower in Zastawie runs further east along a dirt road to Kulczyn-Pikulawka. The visitors can use the specialised infrastructure: observation towers, roofings, viewing platforms and widened sections for two-way passage. A major part of the path runs along specially prepared footbridges, which not only facilitate walking through the swamp without wetting one’s shoes but also protect the peat bogs. There are 5 stops along the path. The total length of the route is 6.5 km, and in the so-called shorter loop 4.8 km.

The “Bagno Bubnów” peatbog is an ideal place for many species of wetland birds. You can meet here: Common Snipe, Eurasian Curlew, The black-tailed godwit, Spotted Crake, The black-headed gull, or Western Marsh Harrier. It is also a great place for cranes. Their autumn gatherings in the Bubnów swamps are among the largest in the region. Over 3,000 individuals can gather here for spending nights.

There is another rare bird species on the “Bagno Bubnów” – The Aquatic Warbler. This inconspicuous bird from the reed warblers family is the rarest, migrating singing bird in Europe. The population in Polesie NP is stable and is estimated at about 400 singing males – this is the second largest population in the country.

Here you can find Czahary trail on a map.

Source of information: http://www2.poleskipn.pl/index.php/atrakcje/154-czahary-trail 



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