Igidae, Busan September 3
Bird News from Nial Moores (later with Jason Loghry)
With winds at N/NE 5-6, a very strong northward movement of Streaked Shearwater first noted at 10am. Counting was conducted between 1500 and 1800, and sample counts each hour recorded 1,000 north in 13, 17 and 23 minutes respectively – resulting in a rather conservative estimate of 20,000 Streaked Shearwater north during the afternoon. Also logged were a single Parasitic Jaeger and 4 or 5 Pomarine Skua, 30+ Red-necked Phalarope, 450 Common Tern, and one White-winged Tern.
Jason Loghry, May 15, 2013 Team Spoony, Birds Korea Team Spoony is very happy to report a final count of 140 species as a team on May 11, including 1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Geum Estuary! Nial Moores finished with an individual count of 148, Jason Loghry 145, Ha Jung Moon 143, and Bradlee Sulentic 143. [...]Read story
Posted by Jason Loghry, April 26th Igidae and Taejongdae parks in Busan are less than 50km as the bird flies from the Japanese migrant hot spot island of Tsushima (Teima Do), and seem likely to share many of the same species during arrivals. Thanks therefore to Mr. Yoshiki Watabe and a series of emails, Mr. Takashi [...]Read story