Dr. Bernhard Seliger (HSF and Birds Korea) with Lee Soh Hyun (currently intern at HSF)
A day in Songdo to talk to partners about projects in Covid-19 times, including the East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership, ended with a pleasant stroll along the Songdo waterside at high tide (which, alas, was not very high and did not bring the birds too close to shore). Highlight were around 450 Eurasian Curlews and 157 Far Eastern Oystercatchers, a personal high for Korea. Additionally, a great mix of shorebirds and other waterbirds, including Black-faced Spoonbills (154), Great Egrets (more than 100), Little Egrets (27), Grey Herons (more than 100), Eurasian Whimbrels (at least 50), Common Sandpipers (more than 35), Common Greenshanks (more than 50), Terek Sandpipers, Bar-tailed Godwits, Great Knots, Grey Plovers and at least two Pacific Golden Plovers, Dunlins (several hundreds, but impossible to count, because they were far out), Red-necked Stints, at least 800 Great Cormorants, Eastern Spot-billed Ducks (more than 250), at least 400 Black-tailed Gulls, 150 Black-headed Gulls and 20 Saunders’s Gulls. Special thanks go, like always, to Dr. Nial Moores for some additional bird identification!
Bird News from Nial Moores with Park Hae-Jeong (Hwaseong KFEM), together on various dates with e.g. KFEM’s Kim Choony, staff from the EAAFP Secretariat, Hwaseong KFEM staff and volunteers, and even a documentary team… Another seven or so part-days spent … read more
Dr. Bernhard Seliger, Dr. Choi Hyun-Ah (Hanns Seidel Foundation, Birds Korea lifetime members), Prof. Dr. Amaël Borzée (Birds Korea annual member) In scorching heat (up to 37 degree Celsius) in between the rainy season and an approaching typhoon birds (like … read more
Bird News from Nial Moores and Amaël Borzée One and a half days in between two typhoons spent along the Guryongpo Peninsula, the ROK’s best mainland site for land-based seabirding. Weather on the 5th was fairly calm, with winds increasing … read more
Bird news from Leslie Hurteau. Gargantuan black pigeons, squid, and pumpkin makgeolli; these are the things that stood out to me during my three day stay on the mysterious Ulleung Island. While birdwatchers in Korea like to visit the many … read more
Bird News from Nial Moores with Park Heajeong (Hwaseong KFEM) and Jung Hanchul. Three more days of survey in sweltering summer heat, with a minimum 7,166 shorebirds counted within the Hwaseong Wetlands FNS and 9,418 shorebirds counted within the Asan … read more