Seogwipo area, Jeju, May 31
Bird news from Matthew Poll
I finally managed to spot a Fairy Pitta today, in a narrow and quiet valley. It was calling loudly, moving unseen through the treetops for well over an hour before it dropped down onto a lower branch for a few minutes of excellent views. Heard, but not seen in this valley were several vocal Japanese Paradise Flycatchers, as well as Common and Lesser Cuckoos.
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha
Bird News from Jason Loghry with Lee Eunjae A short trip to Goeje turned out to be quite interesting. First birds of the day were two Ashy Minivet – or were they Ryukyu?! singing near the main road. Regretfully, I assumed Ashy after seeing some contrast between the dark crown and the grey mantle, without [...]Read story
Nial Moores, September 14th Some folks have asked why I am not at the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress (WCC). This is an extremely hard question to answer simply. In 2008, the Ramsar Convention conference in Changwon (ROK), with all of its science and sincere promises, was followed soon-after by more large-scale reclamation and by the [...]Read story