Bird Sightings

Kangseo Seubji, Seoul, to Ara Waterway

Dr. Bernhard Seliger (Hanns Seidel Foundation, Birds Korea) A morning stroll along the Han River in very birding conditions. Though not much movement on the water, there was a pleasant mixture of winter birds in the wetland almost deserted by … read more


Twenty-five Years: Winter Waterbird Censuses of Korea

Dr Nial Moores, Director, Birds Korea / 새와생명의터, IUCN SSC Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Group This is a short introduction to a tremendously valuable online resource developed by Andreas Kim, the former web-spinner of Birds Korea’s now archived websites and independent … 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