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Kampinos National Park

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[edit] Overview

Very close to Warsaw and with a variety of habitats this park is an ideal destination for visitors to Poland with limited birding time. Much of the park is covered with pine forest but there are also mixed and riverine forest, marshland and scrub-covered patches of abandoned farmland.

With the loss of open habitats the diversity of birds is decreasing and species such as Black Grouse, European Roller and Stone-curlew as well as several raptors no longer breed.

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[edit] Notable Species

The area is important for its population of Corn Crake but also present in summer are both storks and Common Crane, Black Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker and Wryneck, Red-breasted Flycatcher and warblers including Barred Warbler and Icterine Warbler. Raptors such as Lesser Spotted Eagle, European Honey Buzzard and Montagu's and Marsh Harrier can also be seen.

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Birds you can see here include:

Great Bittern, Little Bittern, Black Stork, White Stork, European Honey Buzzard, Western Marsh Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Lesser Spotted Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Spotted Crake, Little Crake, Corn Crake, Common Crane, Eurasian Woodcock, Wood Sandpiper, Eurasian Collared Dove, Short-eared Owl, Eurasian Hoopoe, Common Tern, Little Tern, Common Kingfisher, Eurasian Nightjar, Eurasian Wryneck, Green Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Syrian Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Wood Lark, Barn Swallow, Tawny Pipit, Thrush Nightingale, Aquatic Warbler, Common Grasshopper Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Barred Warbler, Collared Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Golden Oriole, Red-backed Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, Hooded Crow, Chaffinch, European Serin, Hawfinch, Ortolan Bunting

[edit] Other Wildlife

Mammals present in the park include Elk, Eurasian Beaver and Eurasian Lynx.

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[edit] History and Use

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[edit] Areas of Interest

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[edit] Access and Facilities

The park lies on the north-western edge of Warsaw in the Wisla Valley and the national park office is at Kransinskiego 49, 05-080 Izabelin where permits are issued and guides arranged for restricted areas.

Warsaw has plentiful accommodation to suit most tastes and can be reached by air from all major European airports.

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