As part of Birds Korea’s research collaboration with the Oriental Stork Reintroduction Program, two days driving around rice-fields in Seosan (thanks Park Meena!). Among more than 60 species logged the highlight was a total of 17-18 Oriental Storks, including six banded (i.e. released) birds and one bird carrying a data-logger (considered likely to be from Russia).
Other species of note included a single adult Snow Goose (on the 3rd); 10,000+ Tundra Bean and 25,000+ Greater White-fronted Geese; four Lesser White-fronted Geese on 2nd and 1+ on 5th; a single Tundra Swan with 118+ Whooper Swan; 45 Baikal Teal; one Japanese Quail; 7-8 Cinerous Vulture; single Northern Goshawk and Hen Harrier; five White-tailed Eagle; one Rough-legged Buzzard; 15 Hooded Crane (two of which at least were obvious Hooded X Common Cranes); a total of 88 Northern Lapwing; a Short-eared Owl; two Dusky Warbler; a Red-throated Pipit in with 40 Buff-bellied Pipits; 1-2 Ochre-rumped and 30+ Pallas’s Reed Buntings; and a single flock of at least 700 Lapland Longspur.
Bird News from Nial Moores with Per Kaijser and Jared Busen A total of 34 shorebird species (out of a total 110 bird species logged) were found, with shorebird highlights that included a Pectoral Sandpiper below the Geum Barrage at … read more
On November 29, Matt Poll, Subhojit Chakladar and I visited Seosan. Upon surveying some rice fields, we passed the backside of the Seosan Birdland facilities and found a Cinereous Vulture 독수리, Eurasian Eagle Owl 수리부엉이, Northern Goshawk 흰참매, Peregrine Falcon … read more
Belated bird news from Jason Loghry with Matt Poll Although wary about holiday traffic, I was overcome and motivated to get outside and birding by those Autumn migration reports; Pechora Pipits in Suncheon, Little Owl in Suwon, and of course … read more
Bird News from Tim Edelsten with Jason Loghry, Nial Moores, Ed Keeble and Jang Ji-Eung Focused survey work in temperatures down to minus 10, along various mostly-frozen rivers on the 13th and 14th was followed by some recreational coastal birding … read more
Bird News highlights from “Team Spoony: the Movie” by Nial Moores As part of Birds Korea work on a mini-documentary on Spoon-billed Sandpiper and tidal-flat conservation, a team of Birds Koreans (Paul Mossine, Ha Jung-Moon, Jason Loghry, Lee Jung-Kyu and … read more
Bird news from Subhojit Chakladar, Bradlee Sulentic and Jason Loghry Starting at the crack of dawn amidst heavy rain, we reached Seosan lake A just as the rain had abated and a nice breeze brought some respite from the humidity. … read more
Bird News from Bradlee Sulentic The afternoon started when I picked up Mr. Richard Edden at the Songtan Bus Terminal, after which we set out for Seosan Lake A, making a couple stops along the way. The most interesting of … read more
Nial Moores, October 17th A posting to the excellent Oriental Bird Club Listserver last week invited ornithologists to download papers from Chinese Birds, said to be the only ornithological journal in the People’s Republic of China. Several of the papers … read more