Tag Archives: Seoul

October 17, Chungrangcheon, Seoul

Bird News from Bernhard Seliger

After years of construction the new bridge over the Chungrangcheon near Seoul Forest, where the small rivulet meets Han river, has been finalized  and the temporary bridge dismantled. This might mean a little less disturbance (finally) for  the wintering birds in this spot. Visiting there on October 17th, around 150 Mandarin Duck were the first arrivals, together with a few Eastern Spot-billed Duck, Grey Heron, Great Cormorant, Common Gull and a single Little Egret plus numerous Vinous-throated Parrotbill in the bushes along the river banks.


mandarin-ducks-2Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata © Bernhard Seliger

grey-heronGrey Heron Ardea cinerea © Bernhard Seliger

little-egretLittle Egret Egretta garzetta © Bernhard Seliger


Vinous-throated Parrotbill Sinosuthera webbiana © Bernhard Seliger


another-view-of-the-bridgeTwo views of the new bridge over the Chungrangcheon © Bernhard Seliger

Seoul, March 9

Bird News from Robin Newlin and Im Kwang Wan Roofs and sidewalks were dusted with snow this morning, and the day developed crisp and sunny. A call from Mr. Im led to an impromptu and very enjoyable afternoon out to … read more

Seoul, March 1

Bird News from Dr. Shim-Kyu-Sik Astonishing news concerns a Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler found wintering in reeds in a small stream in north-eastern Seoul. First found on December 29th by Ms. Lee Jeong-Suk, the bird was then loosely joined by an … read more

Seoul, February 23

Bird News from Matt Poll with Subhojit Chakladar Early on Sunday I met up with Mr. Chakladar at Amsa, and lined up next to the photog phalanx to get a look at a long-staying European Robin – a truly stunning bird. We … read more

Seoul, February 22

Bird News from Matt Poll with Héloise Stankard For a ‘non-birding’ trip into Seoul, I managed to get a lot of birding done! On Saturday morning I got great long looks at Gangseo’s resident Plumbeous Water Redstart – an attractive and confiding … read more