Bird Sightings

GreatCrested

Oido – Shiwha, July 5th.

Tim Edelsten. A remarkable day. My mis-timed bicycle ride from Oido to the Daebu side of the lake (a distance of at least 40 km) resulted in only one hour to view the best bit of habitat: two shallow flooded … read more

Events

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EAAFP: To Our Winged Travellers

by Angela Choi 동아시아-대양주 철새이동경로 파트너십 (EAAFP) 사무국에서 #‎WelcomeWaterbirds‬ 이니셔티브와 2015 ‘세계철새의날(World Migratory Birds Day)’을 맞이하여 철새와 그 서식지 보전을 주제로 누구나 참여 가능한 쌍방향 공공예술 프로젝트 ‘우리의 날개 달린 여행자들에게’를 기획하였습니다. 우리와 함께 살아가고 있는 ‘날개 달린 여행자’ 철새들의 긴 … read more

Conservation

Population Trend of the World’s Monitored Seabirds, 1950-2010

Another paper providing a sobering estimate of population declines, this time in the world’s seabirds, published on Plos One: http://www.plosone.org/article/comments/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0129342 Three quick take-aways: 1) Seabirds are valuable indicators of marine ecosystem health; 2) Many populations of the world’s seabirds are … read more

Field Identification

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Birds Korea Checklist Recommendations (Part 2), “White-Cheeked Geese””

Dr. Nial Moores, Birds Korea, July 14th 2015 As described in the previous post (which looked at the 1996 record of Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor), there are at least 50 revisions to consider making to the 2014 Birds Korea Checklist.   … read more

Public Awareness

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International Day for Biodiversity 세계 생물종다양성 보존의 날

May 22, 2015 Today the world celebrates International Day for Biodiversity. Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Please take some time to watch and share this video explaining why biodiversity makes one ecosystem … read more

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김해뉴스: 매주 금요일 분성산 올라 새들과 대화 나누는 아이들

2015년 06월 17일, 김해뉴스 어방초등학교는 새와 생명의 터와 협약을 맺은 학교이고 제이슨 로그리는 활발하게 활동하고있는 새와 생명의 터의 회원이다. 어방초등학교 새 관찰동아리 ‘버즈클럽’은 원어민 제이슨 로그리 선생님 지도 아래 학생들이 멸종위기 새 포스터 제작 등의 환경보전 활동을 하고 있다. 아래의 링크에 접속하시면 새와 … read more

Animal Welfare

Police to Lift Restrictions on Civilian Firearm Usage to Hunt Hazardous Wild Animals

SEOUL, Jul. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency has loosened restrictions on borrowing firearms from police stations, to reduce damages on farms caused by hazardous wild animals. The agency has introduced two time schedules to borrow and return … read more

Education

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Following Spoonies to migrate, Spoon-billed Sandpiper Flyway Exchange

by Jason Loghry, May 28 2015 Each year, Spoon-billed Sandpipers fly from their breeding ground in Siberia and pass through Japan, Korea and China, down to Southeast Asia for wintering. The main threat this species faces is increasing habitat loss … read more

Projects

Birds Korea Scaly-sided Merganser Survey: January 2014

Nial Moores PhD, Birds Korea, January 27th 2014 A total of 149 Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus were recorded nationwide by the Birds Korea survey, conducted between January 5th and 22nd 2014.  This number is remarkably similar to the 140-149 recorded … read more