Bird News by Jason Loghry
After hearing about the Tufted Puffin found at Gochang, and then reading about ENSO-related seabird news in the last few days, I wonder if the ROK is likely to experience any other remarkable seabird sightings in the near future. Today after a long and heavy thunderstorm, the skies cleared quickly enough to allow for a check at the Nakdong Estuary before sunset. At Myeongji, species observed include Styan’s Grasshopper Warbler, Oriental Reed Warbler, Far Eastern Cisticola, Grey-capped Greenfinch, several Barn Swallow (60+), a very distant Swan (likely a Whooper), several Eastern Spot-billed Duck (120+), and a distant calling Eurasian Curlew. After sunset, with just enough light, there was time to check one other favorite patch. Luckily I did. There was one bird in flight I couldn’t make out. I watched it for a while and then saw it land nearby. A closer look revealed a personal first, Oriental Pratincole.
Bird News from Nial Moores and Jason Loghry In continuing settled, sunny and mild conditions (with a low of -1C and a high of +8C), a couple of hours at dawn and dusk at the Nakdong Estuary and the remainder … read more
Bird News from Nial Moores with Jeon Shi-Jin, Kim Hyangee and Park Jinju A check of part of the Nakdong Estuary ahead of next week’s visit by a team from Cornell’s lab of ornithology found surprisingly good numbers of shorebirds, … read more
Bird News from Nial Moores Meeting up with the Nakdong Eco-School team (working full-time in the Nakdong, at present under the auspices of Birds Korea), took the boat kindly captained by Mr. Jeon Shi-Jin to undertake a shorebird survey. The … read more
Bird Report by Martin Sutherland and Kim Sona 2nd and 4th to 6th January, 2012: South-east coast from Suncheon Bay to Nakdong estuary. On 2nd January a day trip with family from Waegwan to Upo Wetland and Junam. Being a … read more
After research in the Nakdong Estuary on September 27th, a small team of researchers will be at Saemangeum and in the Geum Estuary from September 30th to October 3rd, and again at the Nakdong Estuary between October 4th and 6th. … read more
Birds News with J.P. Loghry, Mr. Mo In-ho, & Ms. Park Young Ju Had a fantastic time Saturday visiting the Nakdong Estuary with local experts Mr. Mo In-ho and Ms. Park Young Ju. Aboard Mr. Mo In-Ho’s quite maneuverable boat, … read more