Tag Archives: jeju

Wind turbines on Jeju

Wind Turbines are sprouting like mushrooms after rain.

This videoclip from last week shows Woljong-ri,  NE Jeju.


It is well known that these structures form potentially lethal obstacles for birds, particularly in migration corridors.

I wonder if there is any monitoring of these and other turbines to assess their impact- on birds and the environment.


(posted by Tim Edelsten on 15/5/2014)

Hado-ri, Jeju, May 7


Bird News from Matt Poll At Hado, a gorgeous Pied Avocet fed in the company of three Black-winged Stilts, and 33 Black-tailed Godwits.  I got long, if distant looks as it fed by swimming and upending repeatedly.  Also at Hado, and nearby Ojo-ri, were … read more

Mara-do and southwest coast, Jeju, April 6

Bird news from Matt Poll Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas; one seen from the ferry Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica; two groups of roughly 10 seen heading towards Jeju Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius; 11 from the ferry between Mara and Gapa Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris Pacific Swift Apus Pacificus … read more

Mara-do, Jeju, March 15

Bird News from Matt Poll Arctic Loon Gavia arctica; 20+ near Sagye harbour Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas; five from the ferry (early?) Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus; 90+ near the ferry harbour at Sagye Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus; two confiding … read more