Author Archives: Bernhard Seliger

Survey in Han River estuary, 19 April

Bird news from Ms. Vivian Fu (East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership), Dr. Donguk Han, Ms. Eun-Jung Lee, Ms. Eun-Jung Kim, and Ms. In-sook Kim (Eco Korea), Prof. Jae-Sang Hong (Inha Univ.), Mr. Young-Soo Kim (Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea), and Dr. Hyun-Ah Choi (Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea and Birds Korea lifetime member)

On 19 April we had joint survey in Yu-Do (islet), Siamri wetland, and Janhang wetland which are located in the Han River estuary at the trans-boundary on the Korean peninsula between South and North Korea. We observed total 54 species during the survey. Highlights include 1490 Great Cormorant, 2 Black-faced Spoonbill, 2 Eurasian Curlew, 3 Far Eastern Curlew in Yu-Do, 6 Swan Goose, 24 Bean Goose, 1 White Wagtail, 7 Green Sandpiper, 4 Long-toed Stint, 1 Hen Harrier in Janghang wetland.

Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) in Janghang wetland © Donguk Han
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) nest in Yu-Do © Jae-Sang Hong
Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) and Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) in Yu-Do © Donguk Han
Joint survey team – EAAFP, Eco Korea and HSF Korea © Vivian Fu

Passerines in Jeju-Do

Bernhard Seliger (Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, Birds Korea), with Park Ji-Hyun, Johann and Joseph Seliger A short trip over the US thanksgiving weekend to Jeju Island was devoted to climbing some of the beautiful volcanoes called Oreum here (after a … read more