This week we received a mail from Feedspot telling us that the Birds Korea Blog is currently ranked among the top 80 “Bird Blogs and Websites for Ornithologists and Bird Lovers” in the world. A quick check, and it seems that our blog is ranked number 25 – and number 2 among hundreds of bird blogs based outside of the UK and North America.
It is very encouraging that we are still getting heard – even though it feels like we have been speaking in more of a whisper than a roar these past few years.
So a big thank you to all who have contributed images and posts, and of course to everyone who follows and supports Birds Korea.
Below are just two of the many reasons why we do this work…
Research on and advocacy for “spoonies” and their tidal-flat habitat: Juvenile Spoon-billed Sandpiper at the Nakdong Estuary © Jan van de Kam for Birds Korea. Birds Korea was among the very first organisations on the Flyway to take up the conservation cause of this charismatic and Critically Endangered species, both working within Korea and doing what we can to support the work of “SBS in China” – our outstanding colleagues across the Yellow Sea.
Research and Planning – our survey work in the ROK and in the northern provinces of Korea aims to support local people, scientists and decision-makers alike. Here, our survey results at Samilpo are fed into the delineation of the DPRK’s first potential Ramsar site. Conservation science, perhaps more than ever before, is urgently needed to help bring people together peacefully – so that together we can develop win-win approaches toward genuinely sustainable development for the benefit of everybody and every species © Nial Moores.
Nial Moores, February 22nd Our colleagues in SBS in China (THE NGO most responsible for raising the global profile of Rudong and the Jiangsu coast, leading the work there for Spoon-billed Sandpipers and Nordmann’s Greenshanks…and Dalmatian Pelicans, Black-faced Spoonbills, Relict … read more
Our friends at BAWC (Birders Against Wildlife Crime) have announced their first field project studying birds of prey and persecution. If you are able to support them, please check out their Crowdfunding page below and donate, and also spread the … read more
“The modern, rational human being, the one that knows it once descended from animals but along the way turned into something completely different, did not create cities. They created us. And it’s only chauvinism that lets us imagine that we … read more
20 Great Knot were recorded in the UAE in January (last month), including one banded individual (E1), which was banded in July on the western Kamchatka peninsula. The full article: The sighting of a great knot in Umm Al Quwain … read more
Dr. Bernhard Seliger, Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, 11-15 January 2017 Approximately 90% of Korean bird species are migratory; therefore, the protection of habitat along the migratory routes to the north and south of Korea and on the whole of … read more
Bird News from Mike Friel On a very sunny day, a walk along the Namgang River near where I live revealed more than 100 Falcated Ducks sheltering close to the shore from the cold wind. I also came across a … read more
Jason Loghry, Dec 28, 2016 South Korea to Create Offshore Wind Farm in Saemangeum Area “The government said on Monday that it will spend 440 billion won to build an offshore wind farm at Saemangeum Lake and the Saemanguem Industrial … read more
Dr Nial Moores, Birds Korea, October 13th 2016 There were (at least) three important meetings held in September 2016 that were of direct relevance to conservation of the Yellow Sea’s endangered tidal flats: (1) in the DPRK, a seminar … read more
From September 1st to September 7th, eleven high school students from Chadwick International (Incheon), under the direction of long-term Birds Korea members Aaron Miller and Lynn Crew, participated in the IUCN World Conservation Congress to present a poster regarding the … read more