Many Latvian bogs offer a home to wild animals and migrating birds. About 200 bird species nest in Latvia but even more are migrating birds that cross Latvia flying from Scandinavia and Nortern Russia to Southern Europe.
If you are very lucky, you might event see the great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) or the cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus), or other rare birds migrating above and resting in Latvian bogs and floodplains.
Depending on the visiting time and other places you might wish to see, we will organize a bird watching tour accompanied by ornithologists and nature inspectors that will explain more about the wonderful beings, their migrating patterns, specialities and so on.
Some swamps provide home to colorful and fascinating dragonflies. Join a hike with bird watching or dragonfly observation.
Although their population is not that big in Latvia, wolves are still a part of Latvian wild fauna. And in some swamps the nature inspectors constantly find and follow their tracks. Join in on wolf observation expedition (for individual travelers and small groups of 2-3 people).
Some places where wild animals like to roam don't even have to be very far from a city centre. Wild animals and people respect each other here and live peacefully close-by. Encounter wild horses under the guidance of a nature inspector.
Seems that during the matig season the animals are most seen and heard. Black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) are remarkably beautiful birds that have a specific mating dance. Join a hike through Latvian nature with an observation of this unique occurance.
The biggest mammals in Latvia are the magestic elk (Cervus canadensis). They can be encountered in many forests and clearings. They are gorgeous animals with great antlers. Go on a night expedition to listen to the sounds of the night, including elk mating calls and male elk fights with antlers echoing in the night.