"Birdwatching at Kuznica" Kuznica Things to Do Tip by evaanna

Kuznica Things to Do: 10 reviews and 44 photos

  Birdwatcher on the coastal path
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  • Birdwatcher on the coastal path - Kuznica
      Birdwatcher on the coastal path
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  • Talking to the young ornithologist - Kuznica
      Talking to the young ornithologist
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  • The ornithologist and his equipment - Kuznica
      The ornithologist and his equipment
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  • Ornithologists' camp - Kuznica
      Ornithologists' camp
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  • Camping in the forest - Kuznica
      Camping in the forest
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It wasn't until 2008 that we realised that Kuznica, and the Hel Peninsula in general is a great place for birdwatchers. We were walking along the coastal path when we saw this young man with a pair of binoculars and a telescope on a tripod. He also had an encyclopaedia of birds and kept consulting it from time to time. He turned out to be a member of a team of ornithologists from Gdansk University and the Polish Academy of Sciences, who were camping in the forest between Kuznica and Chalupy watching bird migrations and catching the birds in their nets in order to ring them. We were invited to visit them there and we did a year later, but couldn't see any of the birds. If you happen to be there between April and end of May, do go and see them and the birds and listen to their stories. They come there every year.
It was nearby that last September we watched a mass of long-tailed ducks (Clangula hyemalis) appearing from behind the forest and flying very low to reach the sea, making a lot of noise as they did so. They appeared too suddenly for us to take pictures but it was an unforgettable sight.

Directions: The camp is located in the forest between Chalupy and Kuznica, but closer to Kuznica. You can see the ornithologists' tents from the main road.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 17, 2009
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