The Warsaw Woodpeckers is the story of two young birders from Warsaw, Poland who spend their weekends and free time from school birding in and around the capital and further afield. From their commitment and passion for birding, grew an increasing awareness of the threats to bird species in this part of Europe and a need to promote a better understanding of these threats. Each year Milosz and Tymon travel to the Hel peninsula in northern Poland to watch migrating raptors cross the Baltic Sea. Whilst this is always a wonderful experience, the boys had always dreamt of witnessing migration on a larger scale. Miłosz and Tymon recently joined forces with three equally passionate adults in order to participate in Champions of the Flyway 2020.
As the ‘Warsaw Woodpeckers’, they will be the first (hopefully of many!) Polish team to be participating in COTF! They hope to bring this incredible and inspirational event, as well as the plight of migratory birds, to the attention of more people in Poland. Warsaw Woodpeckers are entering Champions of the Flyway 2020 to raise money for the conservation of the Steppe Eagle in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. This majestic species, which appears on the flag of Kazakhstan and is the national bird of Egypt, has suffered severe declines in recent years due mainly to habitat loss, collisions with powerlines, diclofenac poisoning and persecution. These declines are still reversible, but we need your help.
Please consider donating to our justgiving page, or that of another team, and you too will be a flyway champion!