Birdathon 2013: Team Spoony Report

Jason Loghry, May 15, 2013
Team Spoony, Birds Korea

Team Spoony is very happy to report a final count of 140 species as a team on May 11, including 1 Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Geum Estuary! Nial Moores finished with an individual count of 148, Jason Loghry 145, Ha Jung Moon 143, and Bradlee Sulentic 143. We faced a few obstacles because of a heavy fog but luckily it lifted and we were able to pull off a great run. Having finished at Eocheong-do, we were able to spend the next day (and the next because of a boat delay!) birding the island and finding a few more species including Bluethroat, Taiga Flycatcher, Narcissus Flycatcher, Yellow Bunting, and White-breasted Waterhen. Here are our Birdathon results:

1. Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
2. Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
3. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
4. Eastern Spot-billed Duck Anas zonorhyncha
5. Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
6. Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
7. Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
8. Arctic Loon Gavia arctica

Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas (Observed by NM JL BS)
Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris (Observed by NM JL HJ)

9. Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor
10. Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
11. Striated Heron Butorides striata
12. Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus

Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus, Photo © Ha Jung Moon

13. Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus
14. Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
15. Great Egret Ardea modesta
16. Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
17. Little Egret Egretta garzetta
18. Temminck’s Cormorant Phalacrocorax capillatus
19. Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus
20. Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
21. Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
22. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
23. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus, Photo © Jason Loghry

24. Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
25. Far Eastern Oystercatcher Haematopus (ostralegus) osculans
26. Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
27. Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
28. Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius (Observed by NM JL BS)

29. Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
30. Mongolian Plover Charadrius mongolus
31. Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura
32. Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
33. Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
34. Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
35. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
36. Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis
37. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
38. Common Redshank Tringa totanus
39. Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
40. Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
41. Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
42. Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
43. Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
44. Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
45. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
46. Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
47. Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
48. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
49. Dunlin Calidris alpina

Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus (Observed by NM JL HJ)

50. Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus

Ruff Philomachus pugnax (Observed by NM)

51. Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
52. Saunders’s Gull Chroicocephalus saundersi
53. Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris
54. Mongolian Gull Larus mongolicus
55. Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus
56. Heuglin’s Gull Larus heuglini
57. Little Tern Sternula albifrons
58. Common Tern Sterna hirundo
59. Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus
60. Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
61. Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus
62. Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
63. Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia
64. Northern Boobook Ninox scutulata
65. Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus jotaka
66. Oriental Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
67. Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
68. Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
69. Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos kizuki
70. Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
71. Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus
72. White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
73. Bull-headed Shrike Lanius bucephalus
74. Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus lucionensis, Photo © Jason Loghry

75. Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis

Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis, Photo © Ha Jung Moon

76. Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
77. Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cyanus
78. Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
79. Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
80. Japanese Waxwing Bombycilla japonica
81. Marsh Tit Poecile palustris
82. Varied Tit Poecile varius
83. Coal Tit Periparus ater
84. Eastern Great Tit Parus minor
85. Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
86. Vinous-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus
87. Chinese Penduline Tit Remiz consobrinus
88. Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
89. Brown-eared Bulbul Microscelis amaurotis
90. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
91. Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
92. Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus
93. Japanese Bush Warbler Cettia diphone
94. Korean Bush Warbler Cettia (canturians) borealis

Korean Bush Warbler Cettia (canturians) borealis, Photo © Ha Jung Moon

95. Asian Stubtail Urosphena squameiceps
96. Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

Radde’s Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi (Observed by NM JL)

97. Pallas’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus
98. Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
99. Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes
100. Eastern Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus coronatus

Eastern Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus coronatus, Photo © Jason Loghry

101. Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus (collybita) tristis (Two observed!)

Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus (collybita) tristis, Photo © Ha Jung Moon

102. Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei
103. Oriental Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis
104. Red-billed Starling Spodiopsar sericeus
105. Grey Thrush Turdus cardis
106. Siberian Thrush Zoothera sibirica
107. White’s Thrush Zoothera aurea
108. Grey-backed Thrush Turdus hortulorum
109. Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
110. Pale Thrush Turdus pallidus
111. Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius (including M. s. pandoo!)

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius pandoo, Photo © Ha Jung Moon

112. Brown-headed Thrush Turdus chrysolaus
113. Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope
114. Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus
115. Rufous-tailed Robin Luscinia sibilans

Rufous-tailed Robin Luscinia sibilans, Photo © Ha Jung Moon

116. Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane
117. Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
118. Stejneger’s Stonechat Saxicola stejnegeri

Chinese Nuthatch Sitta villosa (Observed by NM)

119. Grey-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta

Grey-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta, Photo © Ha Jung Moon

120. Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica
121. Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
122. Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki

Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki, Photo © Jason Loghry

123. Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
124. Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
125. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
126. White Wagtail Motacilla alba
127. Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi
128. Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
129. Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus, Photo © Ha Jung Moon

130. Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
131. Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Chinese Grosbeak Eophona migratoria (Observed by NM BS HJ)

132. Grey-capped Greenfinch Carduelis sinica
133. Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus
134. Tristram’s Bunting Emberiza tristrami
135. Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
136. Yellow-browed Bunting Emberiza chrysophrys

Yellow-browed Bunting Emberiza chrysophrys, Photo © Jason Loghry

137. Yellow-throated Bunting Emberiza elegans
138. Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola

Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola, Photo © Ha Jung Moon

139. Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala
140. Meadow Bunting Emberiza cioides

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla, Photo © Jason Loghry

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica, Photo © Jason Loghry

Yellow Bunting Emberiza sulphurata, Photo © Jason Loghry

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