Bird Sightings

Half a year of surveys at the Han River Estuary around Yudo Island

Bird News Dr. Bernhard Seliger with Dr. Choi Hyun-Ah and Dr. Nial Moores Rice-fields and hills with mixed forests, few human settlements, a fence and then the river – this is the situation along the Han River from the estuary … read more

Events

Designing for Hope: May 13th, Hwaseong City

Dr Nial Moores, Birds Korea In September 2018, local people, NGOs, scientists and Hwaseong City held a major symposium, the Great Flight of Shorebirds. Evidence was presented of the local, national and international importance of the Hwaseong Wetlands to peoples’ … read more

Conservation

Some thoughts on the chances and threats of preservation of the Han River Estuary

Dr. Bernhard Seliger and Dr. Choi Hyun-Ah (both Hanns-Seidel-Foundation Korea and Birds Korea) When Koreans talk about the “miracle of the Han River”, they refer to the stellar economic growth catapulting South Korea from being one of the poorest countries … read more

Field Identification

Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula: an identification note

Nial Moores, Birds Korea, December 14th 2017   Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula, Cambodia, December 10th 2017 ? Nial Moores Far Eastern Lark Alauda japonica, Ulleung Island, Republic of Korea, November 4th 2014 ? Nial Moores Last week, following an important … read more

Public Awareness

CEPA – Communication, Education and Public Awareness… in Songdo

The greatest threat to birds and their habitats is humans – but paradoxically it is only humans that have the means and the creativity to reverse threats, to cope with them and to eventually improve the lot of threatened species. … read more

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Animal Welfare

Seosan Birdland, November 29

On November 29, Matt Poll, Subhojit Chakladar and I visited Seosan. Upon surveying some rice fields, we passed the backside of the Seosan Birdland facilities and found a Cinereous Vulture ???, Eurasian Eagle Owl ?????, Northern Goshawk ???, Peregrine Falcon … read more

Education

Sign Up for Outdoor Classroom Day: 18 May 2017

I came across this event today, and it looks amazing: Outdoor Classroom Day It’s a great idea for all of the teachers we know, so please spread the word. On the website, there are some really cool resources, lesson plans, … read more

Projects

Birds Korea Scaly-sided Merganser Survey: January 2014

Nial Moores PhD, Birds Korea, January 27th 2014 A total of 149 Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus were recorded nationwide by the Birds Korea survey, conducted between January 5th and 22nd 2014.? This number is remarkably similar to the 140-149 recorded … read more