Bird Sightings


Goseong County, Gangwon Province, February 5th and 6th

Bird News from Bernhard Seliger and Thomas Findeis After participating in the UNESCAP-Environmental Research Foundation DMZ habitat survey,Thomas Findeis, a noted expert on the former inner-German border (the so-called Green Belt, the largest European biotope network with more than 1300 … read more


Gwangju Birds Korea: “Big Day” Fundraiser

Event News from Patrick Blake Gwangju Birds Korea is hosting an outing on December 28, 2014, to the Gwangjuho Lake Ecology Park in Chunghyo-dong, Gwangju. Participants will help scout out the Eco-Park in preparation for a “Big Day” fundraiser. On … read more



East Asia’s Migratory Song Birds in Trouble

Dr. Nial Moores, Birds Korea, February 17th 2015 Once common, now globally Endangered: Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola, May 2014© Nial Moores An important paper by Ding Li Yong et al. (2015), officially published next month, provides a very useful overview … read more

Field Identification


Identification of Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus: a North American Perspective

  First-winter Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus, Busan, February 16th 2015 © Nial Moores For those who are really into the wonderful world of gulls and gull identification, the following paper in Birding on Slaty-backed Gulls might be of some interest: … read more

Public Awareness


Birders Against Wildlife Crime – a new campaign group

Charlie Moores, one of Birds Korea’s co-founders, recently helped set up a new campaign group aiming to help as many people as possible (birders, countryside users, hikers, etc) to Recognise, Record, and Report wildlife crime. Birders Against Wildlife Crime (BAWC) … read more


새해 복 많이 받으십시오!

  새와 생명의 터 가족 여러분,   반가이 설날을 맞이하고 계시겠지요? 을미년 청양의 해는 개인이 원하시는 꿈들에 더욱 가까워지고, 보다 많은 이들이 널리 생명의 안녕을 염원하고 실천하는  시간이 되면 좋겠습니다. 올해도  우리의 역량과 지혜를 모아 서식지 보전 사명을 위해 힘쓰겠습니다.   그 간의 실천을 … read more

Animal Welfare

Hyatt Mandarins Removed

Charlie Moores, Birds Korea, Jan 10th 2014: In mid-November, a Birds Korea member reported the discovery of a pair of maimed Mandarin Ducks being kept on an artificial pool system in the lobby of a hotel on Jeju (Mandarin Duck: … read more



Obang Elementary Birds club

Jason Loghry, July 22 All of us at Birds Korea care for biodiversity and we do our best to involves others in the work we do. Over the past two years, our school in Gimhae has participated in different conservation … 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