Bird Sightings

River Bird Survey, West DPRK, January 26-Feb 1

Bird News from Nial Moores, Bernhard Seliger, Andrey Averin, Zeng Qing and Lu Cai with officials from the Ministry of Land and Environment Protection In early December, agreement was reached at the Scaly-sided Merganser Task Force meeting in Dongting and … read more


2017 울산 아시아 버드페어에서의 새와 생명의 터

2017.11.17 (금)~21.(화)까지 울산에서 열리는 아시아 버드페어에 새와 생명의 터는 참가하였습니다. 오래전부터 인연을 맺어온 한스 자이델 재단과 함께 부스를 운영했는데,  최근까지 몇차례 시행한 남북 조류 공동조사를 홍보하는 자리도 되었습니다.   새와 생명의 터 부스에서는 PPT와 보고서를 통해 여지껏 해온 활동을 알리면서    ‘보이지 않는 연결고리’ 와 ‘머그컵 … read more


Birdwatching Tours to Rason in the DPRK: A Quick Introduction

In March 2019, Birds Korea and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (Korea office) organized two short birdwatching tours to Rason in the far northeast of the DPRK, bordering on Russia and PR China. The first tour, part-funded by the HSF, included … 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

Cranes and vultures … Visit to the inner-Korean border

On January 31, a group of 19 students of the 9th and 10th grade of the German International School Seoul together with their teachers visited the inner-Korean border in Cheolwon. The trip was organized by the representative of Hanns-Seidel-Foundation Korea … read more


‘한국의 갯벌’ 세계유산 신청서 반려

글: 2018년 3월 23일 나일 무어스 박사 3월 22일자 연합뉴스에 따르면 ‘한국의 갯벌’ 세계유산 신청서 반려…등재 계획 무산(종합)이란 제목으로 “한국의 두 번째 세계자연유산에 도전했던 ‘한국의 갯벌'(Getbol, Korean Tidal Flat)의 세계유산 등재 신청서가 유네스코 세계유산센터로부터 반려된 것으로 확인됐다”고 전했다. 또한 문화재청(CHA) … 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