Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Guided Birding Tours for transit passengers in Incheon airport

Guided Birding Tours for transit passengers in Incheon airport


Do you have a long layover in Incheon airport?
That's a good chance to try birding in the coast of Yellow Sea. The coast of Incheon is one of the biggest mud flat in the world and there are big rice fields around Incheon. You can see lots of shorebirds, black-faced spoonbills, Both of bean geese and red-crowned cranes within 1.5 hours distance. Why not try birding around Incheon?



Outline
  • These guided birding trips start and end in Incheon airport or one of airport subway line station.
  • This trip is available on demand
  • An experienced leader will guide and drive his or her car.
  • Group size : 1~5


The recommended places for birding
Place
Target birds
Best season
Recommended 
tour hours from the airport
Ganghwa-do
Spoonbills, Shorebirds,
Apr~Oct
5
Geese, Cranes
Oct~Feb
5
Upper Han River
Scaly-sided Merganser,
Steller's Sea Eagle, Hooper Swan
Nov~Mar
8
Han River Estuary
Spoonbills, Geese, Cranes
Sep~June
5
Hwaseong
Spoonbills, Shore birds, Geese
Aug~May
6


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Korea Winter Birding Trip (21st ~25th November)

Winter Birding Trip (21st ~25th November)
: Birding in early winter of East Asia

http://birdingkorea.com/entry/Winter-Birding-Trip-21st-25th-November

Post-ABF Birding tour (21st ~25th November)
Ulsan - Junam reservoir - Wupo - Geum river - Seosan - Cheorwon - Han river - Seoul 



Targets :
  • Whooper Swan
  • Tundra Bean Goose
  • Taiga Bean Goose
  • Mandarin Duck
  • Baikal Teal
  • Scaly-sided Merganser
  • Oriental Stork
  • Eurasian Spoonbill
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Steller's Sea Eagle
  • Cinereous Vulture
  • White-naped Crane
  • Hooded Crane
  • Red-crowned Crane
  • Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Outline 
  • This trip is designed to enjoy highlight in the beginning winter of East Asia. 
  • We will go birding from Ulsan (the venue of ABF) to Seoul.
  • Experienced leader will guide and drive 4WD Van (7 passenger car).
  • This trip will cover the most of famous wintering habitat in South Korea.

Day 1
Ulsan - The venue of ABF. The biggest habitat of Rook and Jackdaw in East Asia.
Junam reservoir - The biggest wintering birds habitat in south east area of Korea

Day 2
Wupo Wetland - The oldest and the biggest inland wetland of Korea. Home to numerous endangered, threatened and rare species including many kinds of wintering birds.
Geum River Estuary - One of top 5 birding site in Korea. We will focus on Baikal teals in this area. They make big group in Korea in winter. The number is over 500,000 Sometimes. If we are lucky, we can meet one of the greatest moment in the world. 

Day 3 
Seosan Cheonsu Bay Cheonsu-Bay is the most attractive birdwatching site for wintering birds. It's located in West coast of Chungcheong province. There is the hugest rice field filled with hundreds of thousands of geese and ducks. Oriental Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill and many kinds of raptors.

Day 4
Cheorwon Cheorwon is famous for the best crane-watching site in East Asia. Cheorwon is very close to DMZ, so a local guide will help us to get into Civilian Control Line and core points. If we are lucky, we can meet more than 5 different crane species. One of the biggest wintering habitat for Cinereous Vultures.

Day 5
Cheorwon - We can see cranes and geese waking up together in calm lake.
Han river - The upper class of Han River is one of the most popular place for Steller's sea eagle, Scaly-sided merganser and Whooper swan in Korea. Though this place is close to Seoul, it's really amazing to see many kinds of common winter birds.

Group size : Minimum for tour to go ahead 2 and maximum 5 with 1 leader.

After you submit booking request, please send you deposit to paypal account(birding.kr@gmail.com).

  • If you have any question, please e-mail us(birding.kr@gmail.com). 
  • If your group is more than 2, we can arrange birding trip like this only for you. Please e-mail us to ask availability.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Birding in Nami Island & Korea National Arboretum

Birding in Nami Island & Korea National Arboretum
with Christa and Cornè Thirion from south Africa.






Bird list (37 species)
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Ring-necked Pheasant
Mandarin Duck
Mallard
Eastern Spot-billed Duck
Striated Heron
Grey Heron
Great Egret
Little Egret
Great Cormorant
Oriental Turtle Dove
Indian Cuckoo
Common Cuckoo
Oriental Dollarbird
Common Kingfisher
Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey-headed Woodpecker
Tiger Shrike
Black-naped Oriole
Black-billed Magpie
Large-billed Crow
Great Tit
Varied Tit
Marsh Tit
Barn Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
Brown-eared Bulbul
Vinous-throated Parrotbill
Winter Wren
Eurasian Nuthatch
Grey-backed Thrush
Daurian Redstart
Blue-and-White Flycatcher
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Grey Wagtail
White Wagtail
Yellow-throated Bunting

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Eocheong island in Yellow Sea

Eocheong island in Yellow Sea
29 April ~ 1 May, 2017


Little Grebe
Chinese Pond Heron
Eastern Cattle Egret
Grey Heron
Temminck's Cormorant
European Hobby
Peregrine Falcon
Chinese Sparrowhawk
Japanese Sparrowhawk
Grey-faced Buzzard
Black-winged Stilt
Common Snipe
Common Greenshank
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Long-toed Stint
Black-tailed Gull
Vega Gull
Oriental Turtle Dove
Indian Cuckoo
Fork-tailed Swift
Ashy Minivet
Brown Shrike
Black-naped Oriole
Barn Swallow
Light-vented Bulbul
Brown-eared Bulbul
Asian Stubtail
Japanese Bush Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Japanese White-eye
Red-billed Starling
Grey-backed Thrush
Eurasian Blackbird
Pale Thrush
Brown-headed Thrush
Siberian Blue Robin
Orange-flanked Bush Robin
Daurian Redstart
Eurasian Stone Chat
Blue Rock Thrush
Grey-streaked Flycatcher
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher
Narcissus Flycatcher
Mugimaki Flycatcher
Taiga Flycatcher
Blue-and-White Flycatcher
Yellow Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
White Wagtail
Richard's Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
Pechora Pipit
Brambling
Grey-capped Greenfinch
Hawfinch
Yellow-billed Grosbeak
Japanese Grosbeak
Tristram's Bunting
Chestnut-eared Bunting
Little Bunting
Yellow-browed Bunting
Yellow-breasted Bunting
Chestnut Bunting
Black-faced Bunting








Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Han River, Korea

Han River !
The biggest river in Korea
One of the best birding place

White-tailed Eagle


Whooper Swan


Tuesday, January 17, 2017