Doroshevichi Lodge

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Country: Belarus

Region: Pripyatsky National Park

We speak: English, Русский

Location: Belarus represents Europe’s last great wilderness. It hosts the greatest tracts of primeval forests and 83% of its area is pristine. Pripyatsky NP, situated close to the Ukraine border, 3-hours drive from the capital Minsk, is an utterly unique ecological zone. Central to the region is the Pripyat River, appropriately described as Amazon of Europe. During spring, flooding vast areas of grassland and forest are submerged in water. These collective features inevitably accommodate an immensely rich fauna. Spring wader passage features 120,000 Ruffs pausing to lek on exposed meadows, with a back-up cast of almost all migrating Arctic waders. Doroshevichi Lodge is also within easy striking distance of sites outside the national park, including the adjoining Turov meadows, Sporovo fen mires and Beloe fish-ponds, where Azure Tit, Terek Sandpiper, Great Snipe, Great Grey Owl, Spotted Eagle, Smew, Citrine Wagtail and Aquatic Warbler are among species to be found. In addition to birds a notable range of mammals occurs.

Services: Infrastructure for ecotourism in the park is of a very high standard, including all manner of transport: buses for transfers, 4WD vehicles to access forests, comfortable outboard-powered boats for exploration of the floodplain and even a large river cruiser. These may all be hired together with the services of drivers and professional boatmen who are familiar with the interests of birders and naturalists. The services of bird guides, including local ringers, may also be recruited. Within the national park a suitable itinerary would include walks along forest tracks and designated trails for encounters with woodland birds and mammals, a boat excursion around the floodplain for close views of waterfowl, nesting terns and waders - and indeed to experience the habitat. Visits to rural villages often serve up our first Azure Tit sightings, while vast areas framed by forest are prime hunting territories of raptors. Transfers to and from Minsk International Airport may be arranged through Doroshevichi Lodge.

Guestrooms: Quietly located by a bend in the Pripyat River, Doroshevichi Lodge is the perfect accommodation for visiting birders and naturalists. Being of timber construction and incorporating traditional Belarusian carved-design it sits harmoniously within the surrounding environs. It contains ten exceedingly comfortable en-suite rooms plus two large apartments, and has a spacious dining area ... the cuisine is utterly superb! There is also a lounge where after-dinner drinks may be enjoyed while attending to checklists and reviewing the programme ahead.

* Please note that the English bird names on this site follow the American terminology. If you can't find a species name, try searching by Family or latin name.
Status key: B = breeding species; RB - rare breeding; W = winter only; V - vagrant; RV = rare vagrant; TM - trans-migrant; In - introduced

Name
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Name (lat)
Family
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
1
1
1
1
Accipiter nisus Accipitridae
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier
1
1
1
0
Circus aeruginosus Accipitridae
Northern Harrier
1
1
1
0
Circus cyaneus Accipitridae
Montagu's Harrier
1
1
1
0
Circus pygargus Accipitridae
Short-toed Eagle
1
1
1
0
Circaetus gallicus Accipitridae
Rough-legged Hawk
0
0
1
1
Buteo lagopus Accipitridae
Lesser Spotted Eagle
1
1
1
0
Aquila pomarina Accipitridae
Common Buzzard
1
1
1
1
Buteo buteo Accipitridae
Greater Spotted Eagle
1
1
1
0
Aquila clanga Accipitridae
Northern Goshawk
1
1
1
1
Accipiter gentilis Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard
1
1
1
0
Pernis apivorus Accipitridae
Black Kite
1
1
1
0
Milvus migrans Accipitridae
White-tailed Eagle
1
1
1
1
Haliaeetus albicilla Accipitridae
Sedge Warbler
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Acrocephalidae
Icterine Warbler
1
1
1
0
Hippolais icterina Acrocephalidae
Marsh Warbler
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus palustris Acrocephalidae
Great Reed-Warbler
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus arundinaceus Acrocephalidae
Eurasian Reed-Warbler
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus scirpaceus Acrocephalidae
Long-tailed Tit
1
1
1
1
Aegithalos caudatus Aegithalidae
Sky Lark
1
1
1
0
Alauda arvensis Alaudidae
Wood Lark
1
1
1
0
Lullula arborea Alaudidae
Common Kingfisher
1
1
1
0
Alcedo atthis Alcedinidae
Mallard
1
1
1
1
Anas platyrhynchos Anatidae
Common Pochard
1
1
1
0
Aythya ferina Anatidae
Northern Pintail
1
0
1
0
Anas acuta Anatidae
Greater Scaup
0
0
0
1
Aythya marila Anatidae
Common Goldeneye
1
1
1
0
Bucephala clangula Anatidae
Whooper Swan
1
1
1
0
Cygnus cygnus Anatidae
Greater White-fronted Goose
1
0
1
0
Anser albifrons Anatidae
Mute Swan
1
1
1
1
Cygnus olor Anatidae
Smew
1
1
1
0
Mergellus albellus Anatidae
Tundra Swan (rare)
0
0
0
0
Cygnus columbianus Anatidae
Taiga Bean-Goose
1
0
1
0
Anser fabalis Anatidae
Tufted Duck
1
1
1
0
Aythya fuligula Anatidae
Northern Shoveler
1
0
1
0
Anas clypeata Anatidae
Graylag Goose
1
1
1
0
Anser anser Anatidae
Eurasian Wigeon
1
1
1
1
Anas penelope Anatidae
Green-winged Teal
1
1
1
0
Anas crecca Anatidae
Garganey
1
1
1
0
Anas querquedula Anatidae
Common Swift
1
1
1
0
Apus apus Apodidae
Gray Heron
1
1
1
0
Ardea cinerea Ardeidae
Great Egret
1
1
1
1
Ardea alba Ardeidae
Great Bittern
1
1
1
1
Botaurus stellaris Ardeidae
Little Egret (rare)
0
0
0
0
Egretta garzetta Ardeidae
Eurasian Nightjar
1
1
1
0
Caprimulgus europaeus Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Treecreeper
1
1
1
1
Certhia familiaris Certhiidae
European Golden-Plover
1
0
0
0
Pluvialis apricaria Charadriidae
Black-bellied Plover
1
0
1
0
Pluvialis squatarola Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing
1
1
1
0
Vanellus vanellus Charadriidae
Common Ringed Plover
1
1
1
0
Charadrius hiaticula Charadriidae
White Stork
1
1
1
0
Ciconia ciconia Ciconiidae
Black Stork
1
1
1
0
Ciconia nigra Ciconiidae
Rock Pigeon
1
1
1
1
Columba livia Columbidae
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
1
1
1
Streptopelia decaocto Columbidae
Common Wood-Pigeon
1
1
1
0
Columba palumbus Columbidae
Eurasian Jay
1
1
1
1
Garrulus glandarius Corvidae
Common Raven
1
1
1
1
Corvus corax Corvidae
Eurasian Nutcracker
1
1
1
1
Nucifraga caryocatactes Corvidae
Eurasian Magpie
1
1
1
1
Pica pica Corvidae
Eurasian Jackdaw
1
1
1
1
Corvus monedula Corvidae
Common Cuckoo
1
1
1
0
Cuculus canorus Cuculidae
Reed Bunting
1
1
1
0
Emberiza schoeniclus Emberizidae
Corn Bunting (rare)
0
0
0
0
Emberiza calandra Emberizidae
Eurasian Kestrel
1
1
1
0
Falco tinnunculus Falconidae
Eurasian Hobby
1
1
1
0
Falco subbuteo Falconidae
Merlin
1
0
1
0
Falco columbarius Falconidae
Red Crossbill
1
1
1
1
Loxia curvirostra Fringillidae
Eurasian Siskin
1
1
1
1
Spinus spinus Fringillidae
European Serin
1
1
1
0
Serinus serinus Fringillidae
Hawfinch
1
1
1
1
Coccothraustes coccothraustes Fringillidae
Eurasian Linnet
1
1
1
0
Carduelis cannabina Fringillidae
White-winged Crossbill (rare)
0
0
0
0
Loxia leucoptera Fringillidae
European Goldfinch
1
1
1
1
Carduelis carduelis Fringillidae
Common Chaffinch
1
1
1
1
Fringilla coelebs Fringillidae
Eurasian Bullfinch
1
1
1
1
Pyrrhula pyrrhula Fringillidae
Common Rosefinch
1
1
1
0
Carpodacus erythrinus Fringillidae
European Greenfinch
1
1
1
1
Chloris chloris Fringillidae
Common Crane
1
1
1
0
Grus grus Gruidae
Barn Swallow
1
1
1
0
Hirundo rustica Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow
1
1
1
0
Riparia riparia Hirundinidae
Common House-Martin
1
1
1
0
Delichon urbicum Hirundinidae
Northern Shrike
1
1
1
1
Lanius excubitor Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike
1
1
1
0
Lanius collurio Laniidae
Mew Gull
1
0
0
0
Larus canus Laridae
Black Tern
1
1
1
0
Chlidonias niger Laridae
Little Gull
1
0
0
0
Hydrocoloeus minutus Laridae
Whiskered Tern
1
1
1
0
Chlidonias hybrida Laridae
Common Tern
1
1
1
0
Sterna hirundo Laridae
Black-headed Gull
1
1
1
1
Chroicocephalus ridibundus Laridae
White-winged Black Tern (rare)
0
0
0
0
Chlidonias leucoptera Laridae
Eurasian River Warbler
1
1
1
0
Locustella fluviatilis Locustellidae
Common Grasshopper-Warbler
1
1
1
0
Locustella naevia Locustellidae
Savi's Warbler
1
1
1
0
Locustella luscinioides Locustellidae
Western Yellow Wagtail
1
1
1
0
Motacilla flava Motacillidae
Citrine Wagtail
1
1
1
0
Motacilla citreola Motacillidae
Tree Pipit
1
1
1
0
Anthus trivialis Motacillidae
Meadow Pipit
1
1
1
0
Anthus pratensis Motacillidae
Tawny Pipit (rare)
0
0
0
0
Anthus campestris Motacillidae
White Wagtail
1
1
1
0
Motacilla alba Motacillidae
Stonechat
1
1
1
0
Saxicola torquatus Muscicapidae
Collared Flycatcher
1
1
1
0
Ficedula albicollis Muscicapidae
Whinchat
1
1
1
0
Saxicola rubetra Muscicapidae
Thrush Nightingale
1
1
1
0
Luscinia luscinia Muscicapidae
European Robin
1
1
1
1
Erithacus rubecula Muscicapidae
Northern Wheatear
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe oenanthe Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher
1
1
1
0
Muscicapa striata Muscicapidae
European Pied Flycatcher
1
1
1
0
Ficedula hypoleuca Muscicapidae
Black Redstart
1
1
1
0
Phoenicurus ochruros Muscicapidae
Red-breasted Flycatcher
1
1
1
0
Ficedula parva Muscicapidae
Common Redstart
1
1
1
0
Phoenicurus phoenicurus Muscicapidae
Bluethroat
1
1
1
0
Luscinia svecica Muscicapidae
Eurasian Golden Oriole
1
1
1
0
Oriolus oriolus Oriolidae
Osprey
1
0
1
0
Pandion haliaetus Pandionidae
Great Tit
1
1
1
1
Parus major Paridae
Coal Tit
1
1
1
1
Periparus ater Paridae
Marsh Tit
1
1
1
1
Poecile palustris Paridae
Azure Tit
1
1
1
1
Poecile cyanus Paridae
Eurasian Blue Tit
1
1
1
1
Cyanistes caeruleus Paridae
House Sparrow
1
1
1
1
Passer domesticus Passeridae
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
1
1
1
1
Passer montanus Passeridae
Great Cormorant
1
1
1
1
Phalacrocorax carbo Phalacrocoracidae
Gray Partridge
1
1
1
1
Perdix perdix Phasianidae
Ring-necked Pheasant
1
1
1
1
Phasianus colchicus Phasianidae
Common Quail
1
1
1
0
Coturnix coturnix Phasianidae
Black Grouse
1
1
1
1
Tetrao tetrix Phasianidae
Eurasian Capercaillie
1
1
1
1
Tetrao urogallus Phasianidae
Hazel Grouse
1
1
1
1
Bonasa bonasia Phasianidae
Yellow-browed Warbler (rare)
0
0
0
0
Phylloscopus inornatus Phylloscopidae
Willow Warbler
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus trochilus Phylloscopidae
Greenish Warbler
1
0
0
0
Phylloscopus trochiloides Phylloscopidae
Common Chiffchaff
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus collybita Phylloscopidae
Wood Warbler
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus sibilatrix Phylloscopidae
Great Spotted Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos major Picidae
Green Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Picus viridis Picidae
Middle Spotted Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos medius Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck
1
1
1
0
Jynx torquilla Picidae
Black Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dryocopus martius Picidae
Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Picoides tridactylus Picidae
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos minor Picidae
White-backed Woodpecker
1
1
1
0
Dendrocopos leucotos Picidae
Gray-faced Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Picus canus Picidae
Great Crested Grebe
1
1
1
1
Podiceps cristatus Podicipedidae
Little Grebe
1
1
0
0
Tachybaptus ruficollis Podicipedidae
Dunnock
1
1
1
1
Prunella modularis Prunellidae
Corn Crake
1
1
1
0
Crex crex Rallidae
Eurasian Coot
1
1
1
0
Fulica atra Rallidae
Spotted Crake
1
1
1
0
Porzana porzana Rallidae
Eurasian Moorhen
1
1
1
1
Gallinula chloropus Rallidae
Goldcrest
1
1
1
1
Regulus regulus Regulidae
Eurasian Penduline-Tit
1
1
1
0
Remiz pendulinus Remizidae
Common Sandpiper
1
1
1
0
Actitis hypoleucos Scolopacidae
Terek Sandpiper
1
1
1
0
Xenus cinereus Scolopacidae
Eurasian Curlew
1
1
1
0
Numenius arquata Scolopacidae
Marsh Sandpiper
1
1
1
0
Tringa stagnatilis Scolopacidae
Green Sandpiper
1
1
1
0
Tringa ochropus Scolopacidae
Common Snipe
1
1
1
0
Gallinago gallinago Scolopacidae
Jack Snipe
1
0
0
0
Lymnocryptes minimus Scolopacidae
Black-tailed Godwit
1
1
1
0
Limosa limosa Scolopacidae
Common Greenshank
1
1
1
0
Tringa nebularia Scolopacidae
Common Redshank
1
1
1
0
Tringa totanus Scolopacidae
Ruddy Turnstone
1
0
1
0
Arenaria interpres Scolopacidae
Wood Sandpiper
1
1
1
0
Tringa glareola Scolopacidae
Little Stint
1
0
1
0
Calidris minuta Scolopacidae
Ruff
1
0
1
0
Philomachus pugnax Scolopacidae
Great Snipe
1
1
1
0
Gallinago media Scolopacidae
Whimbrel
1
0
0
0
Numenius phaeopus Scolopacidae
Temminck's Stint
1
0
1
0
Calidris temminckii Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock
1
1
1
0
Scolopax rusticola Scolopacidae
Eurasian Nuthatch
1
1
1
1
Sitta europaea Sittidae
Eurasian Eagle-Owl
1
1
1
1
Bubo bubo Strigidae
Short-eared Owl
1
1
1
1
Asio flammeus Strigidae
Little Owl
1
1
1
1
Athene noctua Strigidae
Tawny Owl
1
1
1
1
Strix aluco Strigidae
Great Gray Owl
1
1
1
1
Strix nebulosa Strigidae
Long-eared Owl
1
1
1
1
Asio otus Strigidae
Eurasian Pygmy-Owl
1
1
1
1
Glaucidium passerinum Strigidae
European Starling
1
1
1
1
Sturnus vulgaris Sturnidae
Barred Warbler
1
1
1
0
Sylvia nisoria Sylviidae
Blackcap
1
1
1
0
Sylvia atricapilla Sylviidae
Greater Whitethroat
1
1
1
0
Sylvia communis Sylviidae
Garden Warbler
1
1
1
0
Sylvia borin Sylviidae
Lesser Whitethroat
1
1
1
0
Sylvia curruca Sylviidae
Eurasian Wren
1
1
1
1
Troglodytes troglodytes Troglodytidae
Song Thrush
1
1
1
0
Turdus philomelos Turdidae
Redwing
1
1
1
0
Turdus iliacus Turdidae
Fieldfare
1
1
1
0
Turdus pilaris Turdidae
Mistle Thrush
1
1
1
0
Turdus viscivorus Turdidae
Eurasian Blackbird
1
1
1
1
Turdus merula Turdidae
Eurasian Hoopoe
1
1
1
0
Upupa epops Upupidae

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