Birds Korea Bird Review: 2010

Birds Korea, December 28, 2013

We are proud to announce the release of  The Birds Korea Bird Review: 2010.  This is the ninth in a series of Year Reviews made freely available by Birds Korea in html format or as a downloadable PDF.

From the Introduction:

“As explained previously, the Birds Korea Year Reviews aim, year by year, to close information gaps, to improve understanding of the status of the national avifauna and to support international efforts for conservation. Of the 410 or so species recorded in total during 2010 in the ROK, this review contains records of 199 species considered to be of especial note, including three exotics. The 199 species were selected because of e.g. their global or national conservation status; and / or because of exceptional counts or dates; and / or because they were recorded nationally or at well-watched sites for the first time.

A large number of these records came from Birds Korea research on seabirds at sea and especially on Socheong Island, where there was near-daily coverage through April and May (Birds Korea 2010, Moores 2012); from ongoing research by the Migratory Bird Research Centre on Hong and Heuksan islands; and from Birds Koreans counting migrants on other offshore islands; from the national Winter Bird Census, coordinated by the national Ministry of Environment, in 2010 from January 22nd-24th, with 82 teams comprised of 173 people counting a grand total of 172 sites; and from specialist studies by the National Institute of Biological Resources using transmitters (e.g. Hur et al. 2011).

This review of birds in the Republic of Korea (ROK) in 2010 was compiled and written by Tim Edelsten with additional input and editing by Nial Moores; review of selected records by Shim Kyu-Sik; and online layout by Andreas Kim.”

Be sure to check it out:

Brunnich's-Murre_RN-2Brunnich’s Murre Uria lomvia, February 2010, Photo © Robin Newlin

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