Bird Sightings

Arriving migrants and lingering winter visitors in Goseong (April 23-24, 2022)

Dr. Bernhard Seliger (Hanns-Seidel-Foundation and Birds Korea) with Debora Tydecks-Zhou and Kim Young-Soo (Hanns-Seidel-Foundation Munich and Korea) A visit of various projects in Goseong brought the possibility for a short, 2 hour, rapid survey on Saturday, and a 3 hour … 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


Press Briefing: Bird Research at Gadeok Do, Busan

On May 9th, a press briefing was held at the national office of the Korean Federation of Environmental Movements (KFEM) in Seoul. The briefing introduced research being conducted under the umbrella of KFEM on the biodiversity and culture of Gadeok … read more

Field Identification

Tree Pipit: Some notes on identification

Of the smaller pipits that are common migrants through Korea, Olive-backed Pipit and Red-throated Pipit are the most common in that order. In breeding plumage they are unmistakable and easily distinguished from each other. Buff-bellied and Pechora Pipits are less … read more

Public Awareness

From the archives … spring birds in North Korea

Birds have always been of interest in Korea, from the earliest temple paintings to modernity. This also includes North Korea, as this article on spring birds in the journal of the Socialist youth league, Sonyŏndan (March 1955), shows. It was … read more


기자회견: 부산 가덕도 조류조사. 2022년 5월 9일

2022년 5월 9일, 환경운동연합 회화나무홀에서 기자회견이 열렸다. 이날 회견에서는 부산 신공항 부지 제안지인 가덕도의 생물다양성과 문화에 대하여 환경운동연합 산하 조사단의 조사결과가 소개됐다. KFEM이 기획하고 조직한 가덕도생태조사단(단장: 류종성 안양대 교수)활동의 일환으로, 새와생명의터는 가덕도 신공항 예정지의 철새조사를 맡았다. 서울 환경운동연합에서 열린 가덕도 … 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


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


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