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Seosan Reclamation Lakes A and B, December 2nd and 3rd

Bird News from Nial Moores

As part of Birds Korea’s research collaboration with the Oriental Stork Reintroduction Program, two days driving around rice-fields in Seosan (thanks Park Meena!). Among more than 60 species logged the highlight was a total of 17-18 Oriental Storks, including six banded (i.e. released) birds and one bird carrying a data-logger (considered likely to be from Russia).

Banded Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana © Nial Moores

Other species of note included a single adult Snow Goose (on the 3rd); 10,000+ Tundra Bean and 25,000+ Greater White-fronted Geese; four Lesser White-fronted Geese on 2nd and 1+ on 5th; a single Tundra Swan with 118+ Whooper Swan; 45 Baikal Teal; one Japanese Quail; 7-8 Cinerous Vulture; single Northern Goshawk and Hen Harrier; five White-tailed Eagle; one Rough-legged  Buzzard; 15 Hooded Crane (two of which at least were obvious Hooded X Common Cranes);  a total of 88 Northern Lapwing; a Short-eared Owl; two Dusky Warbler; a Red-throated Pipit in with 40 Buff-bellied Pipits; 1-2 Ochre-rumped and 30+ Pallas’s Reed Buntings; and a single flock of at least 700 Lapland Longspur.

Large numbers of geese departing at dawn from Lake A © Nial Moores
Tundra Bean Anser serrirostris and Greater White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons © Nial Moores
Hooded Cranes Grus monacha © Nial Moores
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus © Nial Moores
Amur Leopard Cat at dawn © Nial Moores

Seosan, November 28-29

Bird News from Matt Poll, Jason Loghry, and Subhojit Chakladar Seosan © Matt Poll Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris © Matt Poll Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus © Subhojit Chakladar Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus © Matt Poll Snow Goose Chen caerulescens © Subhojit Chakladar Lesser White-fronted Goose … read more

The Journal “Chinese Birds” and Crane Conservation

Nial Moores, October 17th A posting to the excellent Oriental Bird Club Listserver last week invited ornithologists to download papers from Chinese Birds, said to be the only ornithological journal in the People’s Republic of China. Several of the papers … read more