Birdathon News from Patrick Blake and Melanie Proteau Blake

During the recent long weekend, “Team Blake” set out on a Birdathon at Eocheong-do.  The 24-hour event ran from 10:20AM May 3 to 10:20AM May 4, with 78 species observed during that time.  Below is Team Blake’s Birdathon tally.

1.  Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
2.  Striated Heron Butorides striata
3.  Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus
4.  Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus
5.  Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
6.  Eastern Great Egret Ardea alba modesta
7.  Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
8.  Little Egret Egretta garzetta
9.  Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
10.  Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis
11.  Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
12.  Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrines
13.  Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
14.  Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura
15.  Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
16.  Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
17.  Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
18.  Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
19.  Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
20.  Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
21.  Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
22.  Dunlin Calidris alpine
23.  Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris
24.  Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
25.  Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus
26.  Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus optatus
27.  Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia
28.  White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus
29.  Pacific Swift Apus pacificus
30.  Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
31.  Bull-headed Shrike Lanius bucephalus
32.  Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus lucionensis
33.  Japanese Waxwing Bombycilla japonica
34.  Eastern Great Tit Parus minor
35.  Brown-eared Bulbul Hypsipetes amaurotis
36.  Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
37.  Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
38.  Japanese Bush Warbler Horornis diphone
39.  Korean Bush Warbler Horornis canturians
40.  Asian Stubtail Urosphena squameiceps
41.  Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
42.  Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornata
43.  Kamchatka Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus examinandus
44.  Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes
45.  Eastern Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus coronatus
46.  White-cheeked Starling Spodiopsar cineraceus
47.  White’s Thrush Zoothera aurea
48.  Grey-backed Thrush Turdus hortulorum
49.  Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscures
50.  Pale Thrush Turdus pallidus
51.  Brown-headed Thrush Turdus chrysolaus
52.  Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus
53.  Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
54.  Rufous-tailed Robin Luscinia sibilans
55.  Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus
56.  Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
57.  Stejneger’s Stonechat Saxicola stejnegeri
58.  Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
59.  Grey-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta
60.  Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa latirostris
61.  Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina
62.  Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki
63.  Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
64.  Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana
65.  Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
66.  Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
67.  White Wagtail Motacilla alba
68.  Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
69.  Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens
70.  Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
71.  Chinese Grosbeak Eophona migratoria
72.  Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus
73.  Tristram’s Bunting Emberiza tristrami
74.  Chestnut-eared Bunting Emberiza fucata
75.  Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
76.  Yellow-browed Bunting Emberiza chrysophrys
77.  Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola
78.  Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus, © Patrick Blake



White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus, © Patrick Blake


Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis, © Patrick Blake


Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus lucionensis, © Patrick Blake


Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius pandoo, © Patrick Blake


Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina, © Patrick Blake


Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana, © Patrick Blake


Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola, © Patrick Blake

Other highlights observed on Eocheong-do after the Birdathon count period were a magnificent Northern Wheatear, two male Chestnut Buntings, Japanese Wagtail, Ashy Minivet, Japanese White-eye and Chestnut-flanked White-eye, Radde’s Warbler, Black-naped Oriole, and Chestnut-cheeked and Red-billed Starling.  We did not have luck with pelagic species on the return ferry, but on our trip out to Eocheong-do we did manage to see two Streaked Shearwaters.


Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe, © Patrick Blake


Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila, © Patrick Blake


Japanese Wagtail Motacilla grandis, © Patrick Blake

2 comments on “Birdathon News from Patrick Blake and Melanie Proteau Blake

  1. Well done, Mr. Loghry. I’d like to donate money according to the species which you found from the birdathon event. Yet, I don’t see a bank info. anywhere. Would you please forward the bank and account number? Thank you and have a nice day!

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