Author Archives: Bernhard Seliger

Shorebirds in Songdo, 16 April

A day of talks with various environmental organizations in Songdo was interrupted by two pleasant short checks at the wetlands of Songdo. On Namdong reservoir, over 75 Black-faced Spoonbills were seen, together with more than 100 Common Shelducks, 50 Eurasian teals, and a mix of other ducks.

At the Songdo tidal flat towards Sorae estuary, at least 4000 shorebirds were seen: Most frequent were Dunlins (with a large flock of more than 1000 birds and numerous smaller ones), but there were also Bar-tailed godwits, Grey plovers, Whimbrels, Kentish plovers, Far Eastern Curlew and Eurasian Oystercatchers, as well as Saunders’s gulls and black-headed gulls, Vega gulls and Black-tailed gull.

Dunlins (Calidris alpina) were the most numerous shorebird @ Bernhard Seliger

Dunlins in flight (Calidris alpina)@ Felix Glenk

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) @ Bernhard Seliger

Kentish plovers (Charadrius alexandrinus) @ Bernhard Seliger

Grey Plovers (Pluvialis squatarola) and in the center a Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) @ Bernhard Seliger

Bar-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa) together with Black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) and Saunders’s Gulls (Chroicocephalus saundersi) @ Bernhard Seliger