Common Shelduck Mandarin Duck Baikal Teal Eastern Spot-billed Duck Mallard Northern Pintail Green-winged Teal Tufted Duck Ring-necked Pheasant Little Grebe Great Crested Grebe Oriental Turtle-Dove Northern Lapwing Eurasian Curlew Black-tailed Gull Herring Gull Great Cormorant Gray Heron Great Egret Little Egret White-tailed Eagle Eastern Buzzard Pygmy Woodpecker Great Spotted Woodpecker Eurasian Jay Azure-winged Magpie Oriental Magpie Large-billed Crow Coal Tit Yellow-bellied Tit Varied Tit Marsh Tit Japanese Tit Brown-eared Bulbul Vinous-throated Parrotbill White-cheeked Starling Naumann's Thrush Daurian Redstart Eurasian Tree Sparrow Japanese Wagtail Brambling Hawfinch Long-tailed Rosefinch Oriental Greenfinch Eurasian Siskin Yellow-throated Bunting Pallas's Bunting Rustic Bunting
Lizzie & friend fromUK
Cheorwon, Crane site
Mandarin Duck Eurasian Wigeon Mallard Eastern Spot-billed Duck Northern Pintail Baikal Teal Eurasian Teal Common Pochard Common Goldeneye Smew Common Merganser Scaly-sided Merganser Great Crested Grebe Eurasian Spoonbill Grey Heron Great Egret Great Cormorant Common Kestrel White-tailed Eagle Steller's Sea Eagle Cinereous Vulture Northern Harrier Eastern Buzzard White-naped Crane Hooded Crane Red-crowned Crane Solitary Snipe Oriental Turtle Dove Common Kingfisher Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker White-backed Woodpecker Great Spotted Woodpecker Bull-headed Shrike Eurasian Jay Oriental Magpie Large-billed Crow Great Tit Coal Tit Varied Tit Marsh Tit Long-tailed Tit Brown-eared Bulbul Vinous-throated Parrotbill Goldcrest Eurasian Treecreeper White's Thrush Naumann's Thrush Daurian Redstart Eurasian Tree Sparrow Brambling Grey-capped Greenfinch Long-tailed Rosefinch Eurasian Bullfinch Hawfinch Meadow Bunting Rustic Bunting Yellow-throated Bunting
Antero & Leena fromFinland
The Whole South Korea for 12 days
Han River Estuary - Upstream Han river - National Arboretum - Cheorwon(Crane Site) - East Coat(Goseong/Sokcho/Yangyang/Gangleung) - Mt.Taebaek - Wupo Wetland - Junam Wetland - Suncheon bay - Guem Estuary - Cheonsu bay - Seoul - Incheon
Swan Goose Greater White-fronted Goose Taiga Bean-Goose Tundra Bean-Goose Whooper Swan Ruddy Shelduck Common Shelduck Mandarin Duck Baikal Teal Northern Shoveler Gadwall Falcated Duck Eurasian Wigeon Eastern Spot-billed Duck Mallard Northern Pintail Green-winged Teal Common Pochard Tufted Duck Greater Scaup Harlequin Duck Common Goldeneye Smew Common Merganser Red-breasted Merganser Scaly-sided Merganser Ring-necked Pheasant Little Grebe Horned Grebe Red-necked Grebe Great Crested Grebe Eared Grebe Oriental Turtle-Dove Eurasian Coot Sandhill Crane White-naped Crane Common Crane Hooded Crane Common x Hooded Crane (hybrid) Red-crowned Crane Eurasian Oystercatcher Black-bellied Plover Northern Lapwing Long-billed Plover Eurasian Curlew Temminck's Stint Common Sandpiper Green Sandpiper Saunders's Gull Black-headed Gull Black-tailed Gull Mew Gull Herring Gull Slaty-backed Gull Glaucous Gull Oriental Stork Pelagic Cormorant Great Cormorant Japanese Cormorant Gray Heron Great Egret Little Egret Crested Ibis Eurasian Spoonbill Black-faced Spoonbill Cinereous Vulture Hen Harrier Eurasian Sparrowhawk Northern Goshawk White-tailed Eagle Steller's Sea-Eagle Rough-legged Hawk Eastern Buzzard Eurasian Eagle-Owl Eurasian Hoopoe Gray-capped Woodpecker Pygmy Woodpecker White-backed Woodpecker Great Spotted Woodpecker Gray-headed Woodpecker Eurasian Kestrel Peregrine Falcon Bull-headed Shrike Long-tailed Shrike Chinese Gray Shrike Eurasian Jay Azure-winged Magpie Oriental Magpie Rook Carrion Crow Large-billed Crow Coal Tit Varied Tit Marsh Tit Japanese Tit Light-vented Bulbul Brown-eared Bulbul Long-tailed Tit Vinous-throated Parrotbill Warbling White-eye Goldcrest Eurasian Nuthatch Eurasian Treecreeper Brown Dipper European Starling White-cheeked Starling White's Thrush Pale Thrush Dusky Thrush Naumann's Thrush Daurian Redstart Blue Rock-Thrush Bohemian Waxwing Japanese Waxwing Siberian Accentor Eurasian Tree Sparrow Japanese Wagtail White Wagtail Olive-backed Pipit American Pipit Brambling Hawfinch Yellow-billed Grosbeak Long-tailed Rosefinch Eurasian Bullfinch Asian Rosy-Finch Oriental Greenfinch Eurasian Siskin Lapland Longspur Meadow Bunting Yellow-throated Bunting Pallas's Bunting Rustic Bunting
Kevin from USA
Han River Upstream
Swan Goose Tundra Bean Goose Greater White-fronted Goose Whooper Swan Common Shelduck Eurasian Wigeon Mallard Eastern Spot-billed Duck Northern Pintail Baikal Teal Eurasian Teal Common Pochard Common Goldeneye Smew Red-breasted Merganser Scaly-sided Merganser Great Crested Grebe Eurasian Spoonbill Grey Heron Great Cormorant Common Kestrel White-tailed Eagle Steller's Sea Eagle Northern Harrier Eastern Buzzard White-naped Crane Common Crane Hooded Crane Red-crowned Crane Green Sandpiper Oriental Turtle Dove Bull-headed Shrike Azure-winged Magpie Oriental Magpie Large-billed Crow Great Tit Marsh Tit Brown-eared Bulbul Vinous-throated Parrotbill Daurian Redstart Eurasian Tree Sparrow Siberian Accentor White Wagtail(Black-back) Brambling Grey-capped Greenfinch Long-tailed Rosefinch Hawfinch Yellow-billed Grosbeak Meadow Bunting Rustic Bunting Yellow-throated Bunting
This trip is designed to focus on the most favorate winter birds. This trip will cover the most of the famous wintering habitats in Midwest of South Korea.
This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.
An experienced leader will guide you through all the schedules.
Seoul-Arrival and Welcoming
Han Estuary & Imjin River - The vast agricultural land around Han Estuary is an ideal location for the birds to rest or get food. Also, the area downstream of Han Estuary is a military protective sector, which prohibits civilian access. As a result, the natural environment is preserved well. You will meet the most beautiful crane site in Korea.
Cheorwon - Cheorwon is famous for being the best crane-watching site in East Asia. Cheorwon is very close to the DMZ, so a local guide will help us to get into Civilian Control Area and core points. If we are lucky, we can see more than 5 different crane species. It's one of the biggest wintering habitat for Cinereous Vultures.
Seosan Cheonsu Bay- Cheonsu-Bay is the most attractive birdwatching site for wintering birds. It's located on the west coast of Chungcheong province. The biggest rice fields are filled with hundreds of thousands of geese and ducks. Oriental Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill and many kinds of raptors can also be found here.
Geum River Estuary- One of the top 5 birding sites in Korea. We will focus on Baikal teals in this area. They form huge groups in Korea in winter-over 500,000 at times. If we are lucky, we can see one of the greatest spectacles in the avian world.
Han river Upstream- The upper area of the Han River is one of the most popular places 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 be able to see many kinds of common winter birds.
Seoul-Leaving and Farewell
Included in the cost : Accommodation(6 nights, twin room or Korean-style floor-heating room), all meals including picnic lunches during trip, bottled water, transportation, all park entrance fees, and the services of local guides and leaders.
Not included : International airfare, insurance, visa fees, departure tax, excess luggage charges, drinks, tips, and items of a personal nature.