Woodpecker Seeker's Private Experience


Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Romanian (fluent), Italian (basic), French (conversational), English (fluent)


Amateur or professional you can find this experience quite relaxing and enjoyable.
The live motive for the tour are the woodpeckers. Romanian forests are very diverse and very close to the natural state and inside the canopy many wonders of temperate forests are hidden. On our list for the tour are the following species:

Special Woodpeckers- our birdwatching goals:
Black Woodpecker-Dryocopus martius
Three-toed Woodpecker-Picoides trydactylus
Wryneck-Jynx torquilla

Common species:
White baked Woodpecker-Dendrocopos leucotos
Great spotted Woodpecker-Dendrocopos major
Midlespoted Woodpecker-Dendrocopos medius
Green Wodpecker- Picus viridis

Other posible special encounters:
Grey-headed Woodpecker- Picus canus
Capercaille-Tetrao urogallus
Hazelhen- Bonasa Bonasia
Nutcracker-Nucifraga caryocatactes
Tawny Owl-Strix aluco
Ural Owl- Strix uralensis
Pigmy Owl- Glaucidium passerinum
Crossbill- Loxia curvirostra.

Wildlife encounters are also possible including roe-deers, red deers, bears, martens, wild boars.


The experience takes You from the beautiful city of Brasov, out in two different ecosystems, one is a oak forest and the other is a spruce alpine forest. The trail inside the forest is around 10 km completing a loop , mostly off trail to Poiana Brasov. I think these are the ideal conditions to see asd many bird species as possible. Itinerary can be adapted to Your interest for You to enjoy the best of the Carpathians.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Brașov. Central square. Near the fountain.

End location: Brașov. Central square. Near the fountain.

Duration: 5 hours

At your disposal.


The experience will be conducted by driving into the areas we will be searching for woodpeckers We will use for this adventure, Renault Kangoo -my car , and sometimes the Taxi services or simply the Bus. All transport costs are included.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: The experience consists in surveying specific areas to spot woodpeckers and other bird species without having any adjustments or luring. The experience is a combined activity, enjoying birdwatching and a short itinerary inside the forest.
Transport needed is assured.
Drinks are on the house. Birds simply can t smell us!

What’s Extra

  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

A Recent Review of this tour

We enjoyed this tour with our local guide Cosmin. It was much more than a woodpecker tour. We learnt about other creatures in the wild nd got to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Brasov. Cosmin is knowledgeable and taught us about the plants...animals. We got to see a rare woodpecker and his keen eyes spotted a staff beetle and forest mice. As well we gained insight about the wild boars and deer. He was gracious and funny. It was invigorating and enjoyable experience.
Christine Toda

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Private tour guide Cosmin

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