In June 2007 I took a short birding trip with my birdwatching mates to the neighboring Poland. We set off for the eastern parts and of course the famous wetlands of Biebrza and the primary forest at Bialowieza were visited. We had several encounters of species we not regularly can see at home, e.g. Middle Spotted and White-backed Woodpeckers, all three Chlidonias terns, both Spotted Eagles, Bee-eaters, Citrin Wagtails etc.