Bird Sightings

Birds and interesting talks in Gimpo, Han river estuary, September 18, 2023

Dr. Bernhard Seliger and Dr. Hyun-Ah Choi, Hanns Seidel Foundation and Birds Korea, with John MacKinnon, Jennifer George and Yoonjae Bae, both EAAFP. The late summer period along the Han River Estuary is a not so easy time to observe … read more


Some observations on the status and conservation of geese in DPRK (North Korea)

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Seliger – Dr. Hyun-Ah Choi, Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea and Birds Korea Bird protection is a complicated interplay of more species-oriented protection (for example, protection against illegal hunting or the use of harmful chemicals) and more habitat-oriented … read more


Conservation Work for the Scaly-sided Merganser 호사비오리

Dr Nial Moores, Birds Korea. November 26th 2023. All across our increasingly degraded planet, biodiversity conservation remains challenging work. Progress really can take years.  For any species, you need to conduct good research; you need to identify threats and solutions … read more

Field Identification

Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum 덤불개개비, Baengnyeong Island, October 2023

Nial Moores, Birds Korea, October 31st 2023. (All images copyright of Nial Moores / Birds Korea and not to be used or re-posted without permission). Baengnyeong is a big and densely vegetated island – far too large to cover properly … read more

Public Awareness

Trace – Art and Birding Along the DMZ

Adrian Göllner My name is Adrian Göllner, an artist and birder from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This September I travelled to South Korea for three weeks to take part in an arts residency in Yangji-ri, Cheorwon County. When there, I was … read more


멸종위기에 처한 강의 요정, 호사비오리 보전 활동

글: 나일 무어스, 새와 생명의 터 대표, IUCN SSC 멸종위기종 물새전문가그룹 강기슭 가까이, 물 위로 납작하게 뜬 채, 호사비오리 한 마리가 쉬고 있다. 우거진 나무 그늘 아래, 들쭉날쭉한 돌들 사이에 있어 잘 보이지 않는다. 잠에서 깬 호사비오리는 조용히 우리들로부터 멀어지고, … read more

Animal Welfare


Dr Nial Moores, Birds Korea In July, a statement on High Pathogenicity Avian Infuenza or HPAI (long called “Poultry Flu” by Birds Korea) was released by the Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds, co-convened under the Convention … read more


Birds Korea 2022 Checklist

Following substantial revision, we are delighted to be able (finally!) to share an up-to-date revised 2022 edition of the Birds Korea Checklist covering the Republic of Korea (ROK) for download in both English and Korean. The checklist (Moores & Ha … read more