Bird Sightings

Baekryeong Island, April 15th-29th

Bird News from Nial Moores (Birds Korea) In addition to meetings and supporting more frog ladder installation as part of the long-running Birds Korea-initiated Baekryeong Wetlands Project (this time led expertly by the offices of Incheon, Seoul and national KFEM … read more

Events

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

Conservation

Opinion: New Airports and Climate Change

Dr Nial Moores, Birds Korea, February 28th 2020 As reported by the AFP, on February 27th, “Britain’s Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled in favour of green campaigners who oppose the building of a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport, … read more

Field Identification

ID Challenge: Latham’s Snipe

Nial Moores, Birds Korea, April 30 2020 There are very few – if any – species groups more difficult to identify with full (or any!) confidence in east Asia than the snipes. Here in Korea, five Gallinago snipes occur regularly: … read more

Public Awareness

새와생명의터 정보지; 제주도 비자림로의 붉은해오라기

붉은해오라기Gorsachius goisagi , 2010년 5월 소청도 ©나일 무어스/Birds Korea 제주도의 의뢰로 진행 중인 비자림로 조류상 조사에서 붉은해오라기 3개체가 관찰되었습니다. 6월 11일에 처음 기록된 이후 14일부터 17일에 걸쳐서 소리가 들렸으며 15일에는 먼 거리에서나마 육안으로 관찰할 수 있었습니다. 붉은해오라기는 IUCN에서 위기종(EN)으로 지정한 … read more

블로그

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

Opinion: One conservationist’s take on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr Nial Moores, Birds Korea (April 2nd 2020). I am not a medical doctor and I do not pretend to have specialist knowledge or insights on the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, as someone who lives in the Republic of Korea (ROK), … read more

Education

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

Projects

The Baekryeong Wetlands Project: A Short Update for our Members

Birds Korea, November 2019 Since 2013, Birds Korea research has recorded 350 species of bird on Baekryeong Island, with presumed national high day counts of several species, including of 8,000 globally Vulnerable Rustic Bunting in October 2018 and 240 globally … read more