As part of the LIFE project for the implementation of the National Action Plan for Great Snipe, we are searching for leks in all potential protected areas in the country. The flood plains of large river valleys are one of the favourite Great Snipe landscape habitats in Poland. Unfortunately, due to the less frequent spring floods, this is a landscape in which Great Snipes are doing least well. Together with the Mazowsze Great Snipe Team (in the squad of Krzysztof Antczak, Marek Murawski, Marek Twardowski, and Rafał Wyszyński) we were looking for leks in the Lower Bug Valley in the area of Wyszków. In one weekend night, we found only two places with single males, Krzysiek listened out one les and the other was "trampled" during the day by our Fieldwork Coordinator - Michał Korniluk. So far, the Mazowsze team has located four areas with Great Snipes in Lower Bug Valley.
Photo. Rafał Wyszyński and Michał Korniluk