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
글쓴이 : 하정문(서울대학교 행동 및 진화생태 연구실) 예전부터 탐조를 하면서 항상 문제가 되었던 것은 새들의 경계심을 어떻게 하면 낮출 수 있을까 였습니다. 번식기에 산새 탐조를 하면서는 물론이고 겨울철에 기러기를 비롯한 물새 탐조를 가면 어떻게 해야 새들을 날리지 않고 적정 거리로 … read more
Dr. Nial Moores, Birds Korea, May 5th On May 5th the South China Morning Post published a generally excellent article with the optimistic title ” How birdwatchers helped save icon of Hong Kong’s Mai Po marshes, the black-faced spoonbill.” The … read more
Almost 90% of Korea’s birds are migratory. As they have done for millennia, many birds come here from the south; and many more will migrate further north, crossing the DMZ and the Baekdu Massif into China and Russia for the … read more
한국의 새 중 거의 90%에 달하는 새들은 이동 한다. 수 천 년간 이동해왔으며, 많은 새들은 저 멀리 남쪽으로부터 한국까지 날아오며; 더 많은 새들은 여름을 나기 위해 DMZ 를 건너고 백두산 대산괴 (大山塊) 를 넘어 멀리 중국과 러시아까지 이동할 것이다. … read more
German Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (FLI) Statement, 2015 VOGELWELT 135: 131-145 “No evidence has been found anywhere in the world..(for ) the “wild bird hypothesis” as explanation for the introduction of highly pathogenic AIV in Europe. ..It is … read more
Do you want to see Scaly-sided Mergansers and Baikal Teal? Steller’s Sea Eagle and Red-crowned Crane? Siberian and White-naped Crane? Siberian Accentor and Pallas’s Rosefinch? To look through flocks of Slaty-backed and Vega Gulls to pick out Mongolian and Glaucous-winged … read more
“It’s the love of birds, the pure beauty of avian subjects and the overwhelming abundance and diversity of nature that draws many individuals to birding.” – Swarovski Optik Birds Korea is proud to acknowledge the generous support of Swarovski Optik … read more
Nial Moores, June 4th 2015 Last year I was contacted by one of the UK’s top environmental writers, Mr. Michael McCarthy. He was planning to visit the ROK to see Saemangeum, as part of a book looking at the loss … read more