Bird Sightings

Half a year of surveys at the Han River Estuary around Yudo Island

Bird News Dr. Bernhard Seliger with Dr. Choi Hyun-Ah and Dr. Nial Moores Rice-fields and hills with mixed forests, few human settlements, a fence and then the river – this is the situation along the Han River from the estuary … read more


Designing for Hope: May 13th, Hwaseong City

Dr Nial Moores, Birds Korea In September 2018, local people, NGOs, scientists and Hwaseong City held a major symposium, the Great Flight of Shorebirds. Evidence was presented of the local, national and international importance of the Hwaseong Wetlands to peoples’ … read more


Incheon Songdo Wetland, May 10 – Designation as Flyway Network Site

Dr. Bernhard Seliger with Maria Seliger On Friday, May 10, on occasion of the World Migratory Bird Day, in Songdo, Incheon the East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the EAAFP Secretariat. Among the guests were … read more

Field Identification

Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula: an identification note

Nial Moores, Birds Korea, December 14th 2017   Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula, Cambodia, December 10th 2017 © Nial Moores Far Eastern Lark Alauda japonica, Ulleung Island, Republic of Korea, November 4th 2014 © Nial Moores Last week, following an important … read more

Public Awareness

CEPA – Communication, Education and Public Awareness… in Songdo

The greatest threat to birds and their habitats is humans – but paradoxically it is only humans that have the means and the creativity to reverse threats, to cope with them and to eventually improve the lot of threatened species. … read more


화성습지, 희망을 그리다

“화성습지는 하나의 복합적인 생태계이다. 성장한 갯벌은 대기와 바다로부터 탄소를 흡수하고; 수산자원을 지켜주며; 사람과 도요 물떼새에게는 직접적인 식량 공급지이다. 그렇기에 평생을 걸쳐 어업, 농업, 습지 설계와 관리경험을 지닌 각기 다른 세 대륙의 전문가들이 여기 화성에 모인 것이다. 더욱 지ㅅ가능하게 번창하는 화성, … read more

Animal Welfare

Seosan Birdland, November 29

On November 29, Matt Poll, Subhojit Chakladar and I visited Seosan. Upon surveying some rice fields, we passed the backside of the Seosan Birdland facilities and found a Cinereous Vulture 독수리, Eurasian Eagle Owl 수리부엉이, Northern Goshawk 흰참매, Peregrine Falcon … read more


Sign Up for Outdoor Classroom Day: 18 May 2017

I came across this event today, and it looks amazing: Outdoor Classroom Day It’s a great idea for all of the teachers we know, so please spread the word. On the website, there are some really cool resources, lesson plans, … read more


Birds Korea Scaly-sided Merganser Survey: January 2014

Nial Moores PhD, Birds Korea, January 27th 2014 A total of 149 Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus were recorded nationwide by the Birds Korea survey, conducted between January 5th and 22nd 2014.  This number is remarkably similar to the 140-149 recorded … read more