Bird Sightings


A Month in Suncheon, February 12-March 12

Bird News from Matt Poll My first trip to Suncheon Bay was in the chilly early morning gloom of February 16th, with several visiting English birders.  We initially spent a couple of hours in the quiet reedy area towards the … 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


Developers buying up Korean islands? In a country where developers  seem to have a cringe-worthy disregard for the environmental consequences of their relentless large-scale projects, is this another troubling sign of things to come?  When there is no viable peninsular land left to develop … read more

Field Identification

Martin Mere 1-2015rs

Identification of Baer’s Pochard Aythya baeri and Baer’s-type Birds

Dr. Nial Moores, Birds Korea, March 13th 2015 (with additional material: March 14th) As part of the fledgling Species Action Plan and Task Force (under the EAAFP), we were asked by the coordinator to collate records of the now Critically … 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


2014-2015 BIRDS Club

B.I.R.D.S. Club: What birds do you know?

Jason Loghry, March 12 The 2015 school year has arrived and we are now in our second week of study. Last year was the first year for Obang Elementary of Gimhae to offer students the B.I.R.D.S. Club birdwatching program. We … 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