Bird Sightings

Vagrants and more in Jeollabukdo (October 27, 2020)

Dr. Bernhard Seliger with Dr. Choi Hyun-Ah (Hanns-Seidel-Foundation Korea and Birds Korea) and Prof. Amaël Borzée (Nanjing Forestry University)

As part of a trip to evaluate chances for eco-tourism in Jeollabukdo, we had the chance to visit a lake in Jeollabukdo, where recently a Baer’s Pochard has been found. Not only were we happy enough, to find the rare Baer’s Pochard, but we also saw a Ferruginous Duck and, the last one certainly escaped from a domestic farm or household, a Muscovy duck, plus some other nice birds.

Baer’s Pochard Aythya Baeri – there are only a handful or records (and sometimes none) of this bird wintering in South Korea © Bernhard Seliger
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca – a vagrant in Korea © Bernhard Seliger
Muscovy duck Cairina moschata – not even a vagrant in Korea, this duck must have been escaped from some domestic farm or household © Bernhard Seliger
Falcated Duck Anas falcata © Bernhard Seliger

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