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[Winter] Winter Birding Tours Overview

South Korea, November ~ mid-March 

 

Birding Places

(Recommended tour day)

Main Targets

Han River

Upstream

(1)

Whooper Swan

Taiga Bean Goose

Falcated Teal

Common Goldeneye

Scaly-sided Merganser

White-tailed Eagle

Steller's Sea Eagle

Upland Buzzard

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Long-eared Owl

Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker

Bull-headed Shrike

Azure-winged Magpie

Varied Tit

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Siberian Accentor

Daurian Redstart

Japanese Wagtail

Grey-capped Greenfinch

Long-tailed Rosefinch

Pallas's Rosefinch

Yellow-billed Grosbeak

Yellow-throated Bunting

Pallas's Reed Bunting

Common Reed Bunting

Han Estuary

(1)

Swan Goose

Tundra Bean Goose

Taiga Bean Goose

Smew

Eurasian Spoonbill

Herring Gull

White-tailed Eagle

Hen Harrier

Eastern Buzzard

Cinereous Vulture

White-naped Crane

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Long-eared Owl

Pygmy Woodpecker Bull-headed Shrike

Chinese Great Grey Shrike

Azure-winged Magpie

Varied Tit

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Daurian Redstart

Siberian Accentor

Grey-capped Greenfinch

Long-tailed Rosefinch

Yellow-billed Grosbeak

Chinese Penduline Tit

Meadow Bunting

Yellow-throated Bunting

Rustic Bunting

Pallas's Reed Bunting

Common Reed Bunting

National Arboretum

(1)

Solitary Snipe

Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker

Grey-capped Woodpecker

White-backed Woodpecker

Black Woodpecker

Bull-headed Shrike

Azure-winged Magpie

Varied Tit

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Siberian Accentor

Daurian Redstart

Naumann's Thrush

Dusky Thrush

Grey-capped Greenfinch

Pallas's Rosefinch

Yellow-billed Grosbeak

Eurasian Bullfinch

Hawfinch

Meadow Bunting

Yellow-throated Bunting

Ganghwa

Island

(1)

Swan Goose

Tundra Bean Goose

Taiga Bean Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose

Snow Goose

Ruddy Shelduck

Mandarin Duck

Falcated Teal

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Common Pochard

Eurasian Spoonbill

Vega Gull

Slaty-backed Gull

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

White-tailed Eagle

Cinereous Vulture

Northern Harrier

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Northern Goshawk

Eastern Buzzard

Upland Buzzard

Red-crowned Crane

Pygmy Woodpecker

Bull-headed Shrike

Chinese Great Grey Shrike

Azure-winged Magpie

Rook

Varied Tit

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Daurian Redstart

Siberian Accentor

Japanese Wagtail

Grey-capped Greenfinch

Long-tailed Rosefinch

Yellow-billed Grosbeak

Chinese Penduline Tit

Meadow Bunting

Yellow-throated Bunting

Pallas's Reed Bunting

Common Reed Bunting

Seosan

Cheonsu Bay

(1~2)

Black-necked Grebe

Whooper Swan

Tundra Bean Goose

Taiga Bean Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose

Snow Goose

Ruddy Shelduck

Mandarin Duck

Falcated Teal

Baikal Teal

Smew

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Eurasian Teal

Common Pochard

Oriental Stork

Eurasian Spoonbill

Northern Lapwing

Herring Gull

Slaty-backed Gull

Common Kestrel

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

White-tailed Eagle

Cinereous Vulture

Northern Harrier

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Northern Goshawk

Eastern Buzzard

Upland Buzzard

Hooded Crane

Bull-headed Shrike

Chinese Great Grey Shrike

Azure-winged Magpie

Varied Tit

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Japanese Wagtail

Daurian Redstart

Grey-capped Greenfinch

Meadow Bunting

Yellow-throated Bunting

Pallas's Reed Bunting

Common Reed Bunting

Geum

River &

Estuary

(1~2)

Black-necked Grebe

Swan Goose

Whooper Swan

Tundra Bean Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose

Common Shelduck

Baikal Teal

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Eurasian Teal

Common Pochard

Tufted Duck

Eurasian Spoonbill

Herring Gull

Slaty-backed Gull

Saunders's Gull

Peregrine Falcon

White-tailed Eagle

Northern Harrier

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Northern Goshawk

Eastern Buzzard

Upland Buzzard

Hooded Crane

Bull-headed Shrike

Azure-winged Magpie

Varied Tit

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Meadow Bunting

Yellow-throated Bunting

Pallas's Reed Bunting

Common Reed Bunting

Cherowon

(1~2)

Whooper Swan

Taiga Bean Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose

Snow Goose

Mandarin Duck

Baikal Teal

Oriental Stork

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

Golden Eagle

White-tailed Eagle

Cinereous Vulture

Northern Harrier

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Northern Goshawk

Eastern Buzzard

Upland Buzzard

Siberian Crane

Sandhill Crane

White-naped Crane

Common Crane

Hooded Crane

Red-crowned Crane

Bull-headed Shrike

Chinese Great Grey Shrike

Azure-winged Magpie

Rook

Daurian Jackdaw

Varied Tit

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Grey-capped Greenfinch

Long-tailed Rosefinch

Pallas's Rosefinch

Yellow-billed Grosbeak

Meadow Bunting

Yellow-throated Bunting

Pallas's Reed Bunting

Common Reed Bunting

East Coast

(2)

Black-throated Loon

Pacific Loon

Yellow-billed Loon

Red-necked Grebe

Horned Grebe

Black-necked Grebe

Temminck's Cormorant

Pelagic Cormorant

Mandarin Duck

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Northern Pintail

Eurasian Teal

Common Pochard

Tufted Duck

Greater Scaup

Harlequin Duck

White-winged Scoter

Black Scoter

Common Goldeneye

Smew

Red-breasted Merganser

Oriental Stork

Northern Lapwing

Black-tailed Gull

Mew Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Glaucous Gull

Heuglin's Gull

Slaty-backed Gull

Black-headed Gull

Black-legged Kittiwake

Spectacled Guillemot

Ancient Murrelet

Rhinoceros Auklet

White-tailed Eagle

Peregrine Falcon

White-tailed Eagle

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Northern Goshawk

Eastern Buzzard

Upland Buzzard

Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker

Bull-headed Shrike

Azure-winged Magpie

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Japanese Wagtail

Grey-capped Greenfinch

Yellow-throated Bunting

Pallas's Reed Bunting

Common Reed Bunting

Wupo

Wetland

(2)

Tundra Bean Goose

Taiga Bean Goose

Falcated Duck

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Common Pochard

Smew

Common Merganser

Northern Lapwing

Eurasian Spoonbill

White-tailed Eagle

Eastern Buzzard

Cinereous Vulture

Pygmy Woodpecker

White-backed Woodpecker

Gray-headed Woodpecker

Bull-headed Shrike

Azure-winged Magpie

Varied Tit

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Goldcrest

Siberian Accentor

Daurian Redstart

Grey-capped Greenfinch

Yellow-billed Grosbeak

Meadow Bunting

Yellow-throated Bunting

Rustic Bunting

Junam

Reservoir

(2)

Swan Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose

Taiga Bean-Goose

Whooper Swan

Baikal Teal

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Northern Pintail

Common Pochard

Tufted Duck

Eurasian Spoonbill

White-naped Crane

Northern Lapwing

Common Snipe

Hen Harrier

Northern Goshawk

White-tailed Eagle

Eastern Buzzard

Upland Buzzard

Cinereous Vulture

Eurasian Hoopoe

Eurasian Skylark

Bull-headed Shrike

Azure-winged Magpie

Varied Tit

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Daurian Redstart

Grey-capped Greenfinch

Meadow Bunting

Yellow-throated Bunting

  

Outline 

  • This trip will cover the most famous winter habitats in South Korea.

  • You may Choose 1~10 birding places you are interested in, then we will arrange in detail.

  • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul. We may pick up and drop you at the Incheon airport, if you want.

  • An experienced leader will guide you through all the schedules.

  • Included in the cost :  Accommodation(twin room or Korean-style floor-heating room, 2~3 star level in countryside), picnic lunches, 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.

  • Please ask us. birding.kr@gmail.com 

BOOK THIS TOUR

 

 

 

Birding trip in the vast mudflat & rice filed in West Coast 
: Seoul - West Coast - Seoul

Birding site : mudflat & rice filed 
Google map link : Ganghwa
How far from Seoul : 1.5 hour driving 
How to bird : driving & walking
Main Target : Black-faced spoonbill, Chinese egret 
Target Family : Shorebirds, ducks, flycatchers, warblers, finches, buntings 

Good Season : April ~ May

Recommended tour day : 1 days
Minimum tour day : 1 days

* There are many mud flats and rice fields, Ganghwa is one of them.

 

Targets :

Eastern Spot-billed Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Little Grebe
Oriental Turtle-Dove
Eurasian Coot
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Long-billed Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Lesser Sand-Plover
Kentish Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Whimbrel
Far Eastern Curlew
Eurasian Curlew
Bar-tailed Godwit
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Black-tailed Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Great Knot
Red-necked Stint
Dunlin
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Gray-tailed Tattler
Common Greenshank
Wood Sandpiper
Saunders's Gull
Black-headed Gull
Black-tailed Gull
Little Tern
Intermediate Egret
Chinese Egret
Little Egret
Cattle Egret
Black-faced Spoonbill
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Common Kingfisher
Eurasian Kestrel
Bull-headed Shrike
Azure-winged Magpie
Large-billed Crow
Japanese Bush Warbler
Vinous-throated Parrotbill
Daurian Redstart


Outline 

  • Vast mudflat and rice field are one of the best birding spot for shorebirds in spring season. 
  • There are many great birding mudflat and rice field in Korea. You will visit one of the places among Ganghwa island, Hwaseong lake and Cheonsu-bay.
  • Tide time and height is very important to meet spoonies, so the birding date must be discussed in advance.
  • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.
  • This trip is designed to go birding for 1 day. The tour period can be extended if you want. 
  • Included in the cost :  Accommodation(twin bed room or Korean-style floor-heating room in case of 2 day trip), all meals including picnic lunches, 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. 

BOOK THIS TOUR

After you submit your booking request, please send you deposit to PayPal account birding.kr@gmail.com. 
If you have any questions, please e-mail us at birding.kr@gmail.com.

Birding trip in Remote island of Yellow Sea

: Seoul - West Coast - Remote island - West Coast - Seoul

Birding site : Remote island of Yellow Sea
Google map link : Oiyeon island
How far from Seoul : 2.5 hour driving & 2 hour ferry(Oiyeon island)
How to bird : walking
Main Target : Yellow-brested bunting
Main Family : wagtails, pipits, starings, minivet, flycatchers, warblers, finches, buntings 

Best Season : mid-April ~ mid-May

Recommended tour day : 3 days
Minimum tour day : 2 days

* There are many remote islands, Oiyeon island is one of them.

 

Targets :

Chinese Pond Heron
Temminck's Cormorant
European Hobby
Peregrine Falcon
Gray-faced Buzzard
Chinese Sparrowhawk
Japanese Sparrowhawk
Grey-faced Buzzard
Indian Cuckoo
Oriental Cuckoo
Fork-tailed Swift
Ashy Minivet
Brown Shrike
Yellow-bellied Tit
Light-vented Bulbul
Asian Stubtail
Asian Stubtail 

Manchurian Bush Warbler

Japanese Bush Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler 
Radde's Warbler
Red-billed Starling
Brown-headed Thrush
Siberian Blue Robin 
Siberian StoneChat
Japanese White-eye
Grey-streaked Flycatcher
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher
Narcissus Flycatcher
Mugimaki Flycatcher
Siberian Blue Robin
Siberian Rubythroat
Blue Rock-Thrush
Gray-backed Thrush
Brown-headed Thrush

Brown-headed Thrush 
Siberian Blue Robin 

Eurasian StoneChat 
Blue Rock Thrush 

Richard's Pipit
Pechora Pipit
Grey-capped Greenfinch
Tristram's Bunting
Chestnut-eared Bunting
Little Bunting
Yellow-browed Bunting
Yellow-breasted Bunting
Chestnut Bunting

 

Outline 

  • Remote islands in Yellow Sea are the most famous sites for migratory small birds.

  • There are many great birding islands in Korea. You will be stay one of island among Beakryeong, Oiyeon, and Eocheong.
  • You will have a chance to enjoy shorebirds on the way if the tidal time and height match with your schedule.
  • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.

  • This trip is designed to go birding for 2 days at leaset, and the tour period can be extended if you want.
  • Included in the cost :  Accommodation(twin bed room or Korean-style floor-heating room in case of 2 day trip), all meals including picnic lunches, 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.

BOOK THIS TOUR

 

After you submit your booking request, please send you deposit to PayPal account birding.kr@gmail.com. 

  • If you have any questions, please e-mail us at birding.kr@gmail.com. 


[Spring] Spring Birding Tours Overview

South Korea, April ~ June


 

Places

Main Targets

 

Remote island in Yellow Sea

(2~3 days)

 

Small island, but very intensive birding place.

 

Chinese Pond Heron

Temminck's Cormorant

European Hobby

Peregrine Falcon

Gray-faced Buzzard

Chinese Sparrowhawk

Japanese Sparrowhawk

Grey-faced Buzzard

Indian Cuckoo

Oriental Cuckoo

Fork-tailed Swift

Ashy Minivet

Brown Shrike

Yellow-bellied Tit

Light-vented Bulbul

Asian Stubtail

Japanese Bush Warbler

Radde's Warbler

Red-billed Starling

Brown-headed Thrush

Siberian Blue Robin 

Siberian StoneChat

Japanese White-eye

Grey-streaked Flycatcher

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

Narcissus Flycatcher

Mugimaki Flycatcher

Siberian Blue Robin

Siberian Rubythroat

Blue Rock-Thrush

Gray-backed Thrush

Brown-headed Thrush

Richard's Pipit

Pechora Pipit

Grey-capped Greenfinch

Tristram's Bunting

Chestnut-eared Bunting

Little Bunting

Yellow-browed Bunting

Yellow-breasted Bunting

Chestnut Bunting

 

National Arboretum 

& Nami island

(1 day)

 

We will try the healthy forest and birds.

Ring-necked Pheasant

Mandarin Duck

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Striated Heron

Northern Goshawk

Common Cuckoo

Oriental Cuckoo

Oriental Dollarbird

Ruddy Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher

Pygmy Woodpecker

Grey-capped Woodpecker

White-backed Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Grey-headed Woodpecker

Black Woodpecker

Tiger Shrike

Bull-headed Shrike

Japanese Paradise Flycatcher

Coal Tit

Varied Tit

Marsh Tit

Red-rumped Swallow

Long-tailed Tit

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Eurasian Wren

Eurasian Nuthatch

White's Thrush

Grey-backed Thrush

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

Blue-and-White Flycatcher

Grey-capped Greenfinch

Yellow-throated Bunting

Black-naped Oriole

 

Ganghwa island

(1 day)

 

The biggest Black-faced Spoonbill's breeding place

 

Ring-necked Pheasant

Black-faced Spoonbill

Eastern Cattle Egret

Intermediate Egret

Chinese Egret

Common Kestrel

Grey-faced Buzzard

Grey Plover

Long-billed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Bar-tailed Godwit

Far Eastern Curlew

Wood Sandpiper

Terek Sandpiper

Great Knot

Long-toed Stint

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Black-tailed Gull

Indian Cuckoo

Oriental Dollarbird

Pygmy Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Grey-headed Woodpecker

Black-naped Oriole

Azure-winged Magpie

Large-billed Crow

Japanese Bush Warbler

Oriental Reed Warbler

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

White-cheeked Starling

Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Grey-backed Thrush

Meadow Bunting

 

Geum Estuary

(1 day)

 

The biggest Shorebirds habitat in Korea

 

Garganey

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Northern Shoveller

Garganey

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Grey Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Lesser Sand Plover

Black-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper


Far Eastern Curlew

Common Redshank

Terek Sandpiper

Grey-tailed Tattler

Red-necked Stint

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Black-tailed Gull

Black-headed Gull

Saunders' Gull

Peregrine Falcon

 

Cheonsu Bay

(1 day)

 

Shorebirds in the coastline and birds in a huge rice field.

Red-breasted Merganser

Ring-necked Pheasant

Eastern Cattle Egret

Intermediate Egret

Chinese Egret

Temminck's Cormorant

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Black-winged Stilt

Great Knot

Red KnotKentish Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Far Eastern Curlew

Eurasian Curlew

Bar-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Great Knot

Red Knot

Saunders's Gull

Black-headed Gull

Black-tailed Gull

Oriental Dollarbird

White-backed Woodpecker

Bull-headed Shrike

Eurasian Jay

Azure-winged Magpie

Varied Tit

Long-tailed Tit

Oriental Reed Warbler

Eastern Crowned Warbler

Asian Stubtail

Manchurian Bush Warbler

Zitting Cisticola

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Siberian Stonechat

Pale Thrush

White-cheeked Starling

Yellow-throated Bunting

Little Bunting

 

Han Estuary

(1 day)

 

Untouched nature near DMZ

Ring-necked Pheasant

Mandarin Duck

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Black-faced Spoonbill

Intermediate Egret

Spotted Redshank

Wood Sandpiper

Terek Sandpiper

Long-toed Stint

Black-tailed Gull

Indian Cuckoo

Oriental Cuckoo

Watercock

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Oriental Dollarbird

White-backed Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Gray-headed Woodpecker

Brown Shrike

Black-naped Oriole

Azure-winged Magpie

Varied Tit

Marsh Tit

Oriental Reed Warbler

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Blue-and-white Flycatcher

Daurian Redstart

Grey-backed Thrush

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

Yellow-throated Bunting

Yellow Wagtail

Buff-bellied Pipit

 

Outline 

  • This trip will cover the most famous spring habitats in South Korea.

  • You may Choose 1~10 birding places you are interested in, then we will arrange in detail.

  • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul. We may pick up and drop you at the Incheon airport, if you want.

  • An experienced leader will guide you through all the schedules.

  • Included in the cost :  Accommodation(twin room or Korean-style floor-heating room, 2~3 star level in countryside), picnic lunches, 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.

  • Please ask us. birding.kr@gmail.com 


 

 


Core Winter Birding Trip for Far East Asian Endemics (10 day winter birding tour)


Seoul - Han river - Cheorwon -  East Coast - Seosan - Geum river - Ganghwa Island - Seoul



Birding site : Mudflat, Rice filed, Wetland, Coast & Forest  

How far from Seoul : 30~250km

How to bird : driving & walking 

Main Target : Tundra Bean Goose, Falcated Teal, Baikal Teal, Harlequin Duck, Scaly-sided Merganser, Oriental Stork, Temminck's Cormorant, Saunders's Gull, Ancient Murrelet, White-tailed Eagle, Steller's Sea Eagle, Cinereous Vulture, White-naped Crane, Hooded Crane, Red-crowned Crane, Pygmy Woodpecker, Pallas's Rosefinch

Target Family : Geese, Ducks, Cranes, Raptors, Woodpeckers, Thrushes, Robins, Finches, Bunting, Crows

Good Season : November ~ mid-March

* This Trip is designed for 10 day, but you can ask us to extend or reduce.


Targets in detail

  • Black-throated Loon
  • Temminck's Cormorant
  • Whooper Swan
  • Tundra Bean Goose
  • Taiga Bean Goose
  • Mandarin Duck
  • Falcated Teal
  • Baikal Teal
  • Harlequin Duck
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Black Scoter
  • Smew
  • Scaly-sided Merganser
  • Oriental Stork
  • Eurasian Spoonbill
  • Temminck's Cormorant
  • Mew Gull
  • Black-tailed Gull
  • Slaty-backed Gull
  • Saunders's Gull
  • Ancient Murrelet
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Steller's Sea Eagle
  • Eastern Marsh Harrier
  • Japanese Sparrowhawk
  • Upland Buzzard
  • Cinereous Vulture
  • White-naped Crane
  • Hooded Crane
  • Red-crowned Crane
  • Common Crane
    • Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker
    • Bull-headed Shrike
    • Chinese Great Grey Shrike
    • Azure-winged Magpie
    • Daurian Jackdaw
    • Japanese Waxwing
    • Great Tit
    • Varied Tit
    • Brown-eared Bulbul
    • Vinous-throated Parrotbill
    • Japanese White-eye
    • Siberian Accentor
    • Japanese Wagtail
    • Grey-capped Greenfinch
    • Long-tailed Rosefinch
    • Pallas's Rosefinch
    • Yellow-billed Grosbeak
    • Japanese Grosbeak
    • Meadow Bunting
    • Yellow-throated Bunting
    • Grey Bunting
    • Japanese Reed Bunting


    Outline 

    • This trip is designed to focus on Far East Asia Endemics in winter. 

    • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.

    • An experienced leader will guide you through all the schedules.

    • This trip will cover the most of the famous wintering habitats in South Korea.

    • The schedule can be reduced or increased under the agreement.

    Day 1 Seoul - Arrival and Welcoming


    Day 2

    Han river - 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.



    Day 3

    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.


    Day 4

    Cheorwon - We can see cranes and geese waking up together in a calm lake.


    Day 5

    East Coast(northern area) - The east coast becomes special in winter. Lagoons and Coast lines are crowded with many wintering birds, making for beautiful scenery. The environment is quite different from the west coast, so the birds are different. We can see many kinds of raptors, gulls, scoters, ducks, swans and murrelets. 

    Day 6

    East Coast(southern area) - We will explore habitats in a more southern(or northern) area of the east coast and try to pick up any birds we might  have missed on Day 4.


    Day 7

    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.


    Day 8

    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. 


    Day 9

    Ganghwa Island - Gangwha Island is one of the most attractive birdwatching sites in west coast of Seoul. We can see many kinds of wintering birds including thousands of Bean Geese and special small group of Red-crowned Cranes in the wetland.

     

    Day 10 Seoul - Leaving and Farewell


    Included in the cost :  Accommodation(twin room or Korean-style floor-heating room), all meals including picnic lunches, 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.


    BOOK THIS TOUR


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


    • If you have any questions, please e-mail us at birding.kr@gmail.com. 

    • If you are travelling alone, we can help you find other birders if you like. When you book, please tell us the dates you prefer.

    • If there are more than 2 in your group, we can arrange the trip for any dates you prefer. If you would like a long tour to see more birding hot spots, we can add locations in the south parts of the peninsula like Wupo wetlands, Nakdong estuary, Junam reservior, Dongnim reservoir and Sunsheon bay. Please e-mail us to ask availability and price.


    Spoonie Trip in Autumn

    : Spoon-billed Sandpiper tour (Seoul-Gunsan-Seoul)



    Birding site : Yubu island

    How far from Seoul : 250km

    How to bird : driving & walking 

    Main Target : Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Black-faced Spoonbill, Chinese Egret

    Target Family : Shorebirds, Spoonbills, Egrets

    Good Season : September ~ early October

    Recommended tour day : 2 days 

    Minimum tour day : 1 days

    * This Trip is designed for 10 day, but you can ask us to extend or reduce.


    Targets :

    • Black-faced Spoonbill
    • Chinese Egret
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Eurasian Oystercatcher
    • Grey Plover
    • Kentish Plover
    • Greater Sand Plover
    • Lesser Sand Plover
    • Black-tailed Godwit
    • Bar-tailed Godwit
    • Eurasian Curlew
    • Eastern Curlew
    • Common Redshank
    • Common Greenshank
    • Nordmann's Greenshank
    • Terek Sandpiper
    • Ruddy Turnstone
    • Great Knot
    • Sanderling
    • Red-necked Stint
    • Dunlin
    • Spoon-billed Sandpiper
    • Broad-billed Sandpiper
    • Black-tailed Gull
    • Vega Gull
    • Saunders's Gull
    • Blue Rock Thrush


    Outline 

    • Yubu island the most famous site for Spoonie in East Asia.

    • This trip is designed to focus on Spoonies(Spoon-billed sandpiper) in Yubu island and enjoy birding around Geum Estuary in Gunsan, Jeonra province, one of greatest birding spot in Korea. 

    • Tide time and height is very important to meet spoonies, so the birding date must be discussed in advance.

    • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.

    • This trip is designed to go birding for 1 or 2 days, and the tour period can be extended if you want. 

    • Included in the cost :  Accommodation(twin bed room or Korean-style floor-heating room in case of 2 day trip), all meals including picnic lunches, 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.


    BOOK THIS TOUR


    After you submit your booking request, please send you deposit to PayPal account birding.kr@gmail.com.


    • If you have any questions, please e-mail us at birding.kr@gmail.com. 


    Birding in Gangwha Tidal Flat & Rice Field

    Ganghwa island tour (Seoul-Ganghwa-Seoul)

    Black-faced Spoonbills from spring to autumn and Red-crowned Cranes in winter




    Birding site : Gangwha Tidal Flat & Rice Field
    Google map link : Ganghwa
    How far from Seoul : 1.5 hour driving 
    How to bird : Driving & walking
    Main Target : Black-faced Spoonbills from spring to autumn and Red-crowned Cranes in winter
    Recommended tour day : 1 day

    Minimum tour day : 0.5 day


    Targets :

     Winter 

     Spring/Autumn

     Summer 

    Ring-necked Pheasant

    Tundra Bean Goose 

    Greater White-fronted Goose 

    Ruddy Shelduck

    Northern Pintail 

    Eurasian Teal 

    Smew 

    Little Grebe

    Eurasian Spoonbill 

    White-tailed Eagle 

    Cinereous Vulture 

    Common Buzzard 

    Red-corwned Crane

    Black-tailed Gull 

    Vega Gull 

    Black-headed Gull 

    Great Spotted Woodpecker 

    Bull-headed Shrike 

    Carrion Crow 

    Large-billed Crow 

    Great Tit 

    Varied Tit 

    Marsh Tit 

    Vinous-throated Parrotbill 

    Dusky Thrush 

    Daurian Redstart 

    Black-backed Wagtail 

    Brambling 

    Siberian Accentor

    Rustic Bunting 

    Yellow-throated Bunting 

    Pallas's Reed Bunting 

     Ring-necked Pheasant 

     Mandarin Duck 

     Black-faced Spoonbill 

     Chinese Pond Heron 

     Chinese egret

     Grey Plover

     Long-billed Plover

     Bar-tailed Godwit

     Far Eastern Curlew

     Common Greenshank

     Wood Sandpiper

     Terek Sandpiper

     Common Sandpiper

     Great Knot

     Long-toed Stint

     Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

     Pigmy Woodpecker 

     Great Spotted Woodpecker 

     Bull-headed Shrike 

     Brown Shrike 

     Azure-winged Magpie 

     Large-billed Crow 

     Great Tit 

     Varied Tit 

     Marsh Tit 

     Oriental Reed Warbler 

     Japanese Bush Warbler

     Vinous-throated Parrotbill 

     Grey-backed Thrush 

     Daurian Redstart 

     Yellow-rumped Flycatcher 

     Yellow Wagtail 

     Ring-necked Pheasant 

     Eastern Spot-billed Duck 

     Black-faced Spoonbill 

     Black-crowned Night Heron 

     Striated Heron 

     Chinese Pond Heron 

     Chinese egret

     Eastern Cattle Egret 

     Little Egret 

     Great Cormorant 

     Common Kestrel

     European Hobby

     Little Ringed Plover

     Far Eastern Curlew

     Green Sandpiper

     Common Sandpiper

     Oriental Dollarbird 

     Common Kingfisher 

     Pigmy Woodpecker 

     Grey-headed Woodpecker 

     Black-naped Oriole 

     Azure-winged Magpie 

     Large-billed Crow 

     Great Tit 

     Varied Tit 

     Barn Swallow 

     Red-rumped Swallow 

     Oriental Reed Warbler 

     Grey-backed Thrush 

     Daurian Redstart 

     Vinous-throated Parrotbill

     Eurasian Tree Sparrow 


    Outline 

    • This trip is designed to focus on Black-faced Spoonbills from spring to autumn and Red-crowned Cranes in winter in Ganghwa island, Incheon, Korea.

    • Ganghwa island has the world top level tidal flat where various birds are living.

    • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.

    • This trip is designed to go birding for 1 or 2 days, but this can be extended if you want.

    • Included in cost :  Lunch, bottled water, transportation, all park entrance fees, and services of local guides and leaders. 

    • Not included : International airfare, insurance, visa fee, departure tax, excess luggage charges, drinks, tips, and items of a personal nature.


    BOOK THIS TOUR


    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). 


    DMZ tour + Birding tour in Han River Estuary

    Seoul-Paju(Imjingak)-Seoul




    Birding site :  Han river Estuary
    Google map link : Paju
    How far from Seoul : 1.5 hour driving 
    How to bird : Driving & walking
    Main Target : Black-faced Spoonbills from spring to autumn and Red-crowned Cranes in winter
    Recommended tour day : 1 day

    Minimum tour day : 0.5 day


    Targets :

     Winter 

     Spring/Autumn

     Summer 

    Swan Goose 

    Tundra Bean Goose 

    Taiga Bean Goose 

    Greater White-fronted Goose 

    Northern Pintail 

    Eurasian Teal 

    Smew 

    Eurasian Spoonbill 

    White-tailed Eagle 

    Cinereous Vulture 

    Common Buzzard 

    White-naped Crane 

    Black-tailed Gull 

    Glaucous-winged Gull 

    Vega Gull 

    Black-headed Gull 

    Great Spotted Woodpecker 

    Eurasian Eagle-Owl 

    Bull-headed Shrike 

    Rook 

    Carrion Crow 

    Large-billed Crow 

    Great Tit 

    Marsh Tit 

    Vinous-throated Parrotbill 

    Dusky Thrush 

    Daurian Redstart 

    Black-backed Wagtail 

    Brambling 

    Rustic Bunting 

    Yellow-throated Bunting 

    Pallas's Reed Bunting 


     Ring-necked Pheasant 

     Mandarin Duck 

     Black-faced Spoonbill 

     Chinese Pond Heron 

     Amur Falcon 

     Western Marsh Harrier 

     Grey Plover 

     Black-tailed Godwit 

     Whimbrel 

     Common Greenshank 

     Wood Sandpiper 

     Terek Sandpiper 

     Common Sandpiper 

     Eurasian Eagle-Owl 

     Pigmy Woodpecker 

     Great Spotted Woodpecker 

     Bull-headed Shrike 

     Brown Shrike 

     Azure-winged Magpie 

     Large-billed Crow 

     Great Tit 

     Varied Tit 

     Marsh Tit 

     Eurasian Skylark 

     Oriental Reed Warbler 

     Vinous-throated Parrotbill 

     Grey-backed Thrush 

     Daurian Redstart 

     Yellow-rumped Flycatcher 

     Yellow Wagtail 

     Buff-bellied Pipit 

     Black-faced Bunting 

     Ring-necked Pheasant 

     Eastern Spot-billed Duck 

     Black-faced Spoonbill 

     Black-crowned Night Heron 

     Striated Heron 

     Chinese Pond Heron 

     Eastern Cattle Egret 

     Great Egret 

     Little Egret 

     Great Cormorant 

     Common Kestrel 

     Common Greenshank 

     Common Sandpiper 

     Black-tailed Gull 

     Eurasian Eagle-Owl 

     Oriental Dollarbird 

     Common Kingfisher 

     Pigmy Woodpecker 

     Grey-headed Woodpecker 

     Black-naped Oriole 

     Azure-winged Magpie 

     Large-billed Crow 

     Great Tit 

     Barn Swallow 

     Red-rumped Swallow 

     Oriental Reed Warbler 

     Grey-backed Thrush 

     Daurian Redstart 

     Eurasian Tree Sparrow 


    Outline 

    • This trip is designed to visit DMZ in the morning and do birding near DMZ(Han river estuary) in the afternoon.

    • Han River Estuary(Paju county) is one of excellent birding place throughout the year around Seoul.

    • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.

    • This trip is designed to go birding for 1 or 2 days, but this can be extended if you want. 

    • Included in cost :  Lunch, bottled water, transportation, DMZ tour, entrance fees, and services of local guides and leaders. 

    • Not included : International airfare, insurance, visa fee, departure tax, excess luggage charges, drinks, tips, and items of a personal nature.


    BOOK THIS TOUR


    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). 


    The most touching bird group dance in the world

    Baikal teal tour (Seoul-Gunsan-Seoul)



    Baikal teals in youtube video 


    Birding site : Geum Estuary
    Google map link : Gunsan & Seocheon
    How far from Seoul : 3 hour driving 
    How to bird : driving 
    Main Target : Baikal Teals
    Good Season : Best between February and mid-March. Possible from November to middle of March.

    Recommended tour day : 2 days 
    Minimun tour day : 1 days


    Targets :

    • Ring-necked Pheasant
    • Black-necked Grebe
    • Swan Goose
    • Whooper Swan
    • Tundra Bean Goose
    • Greater White-fronted Goose
    • Common Shelduck
    • Baikal Teal
    • Eastern Spot-billed Duck
    • Eurasian Teal
    • Common Pochard
    • Tufted Duck
    • Eurasian Spoonbill
    • Eurasian Oystercatcher
    • Northern Lapwing
    • Eurasian Curlew

    • Slaty-backed Gull
    • Saunders's Gull
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • White-tailed Eagle
    • Northern Harrier
    • Eurasian Sparrowhawk
    • Northern Goshawk
    • Eastern Buzzard
    • Upland Buzzard
    • Hooded Crane
    • Bull-headed Shrike
    • Azure-winged Magpie
    • Varied Tit
    • Vinous-throated Parrotbill
    • Meadow Bunting
    • Yellow-throated Bunting
    • Pallas's Reed Bunting
    • Common Reed Bunting
    • Snow Goose (day 2)
    • Falcated Teal (day 2)
    • Smew (day 2)

    • Northern Lapwing (day 2)

    • Oriental Stork (day 2)

    • Hooded Crane (day 2)

    • Cinereous Vulture (day 2)


    Outline 

    • Geum Estuary(Gunsan) is the most famous Baikal teal's wintering site in the world.

    • This trip is designed to focus on Baikal teal around Geum Estuary in Gunsan, Jeonra province. 

    • It is only possible to travel for two days in case of that Baikal teals move to south coast area in the coldest winter. The guide will give you a notice before finalizing the schedule.

    • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.

    • This trip is designed to go birding for 1 or 2 days, but this can be extended if you want.

    • Included in the cost :  Accommodation(twin room or Korean-style floor-heating room), all meals including picnic lunches, 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.


    Day 1

    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.  


    Day 2 (in case of extension)

    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.


    BOOK THIS TOUR


    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). 


    The most fantastic winter birding in East Asia 

    : Crane Trip in Cheorwon (Seoul-Cheorwon-Seoul)




    Birding site : cheorwon Plain
    Google map link : Cheorwon 
    How far from Seoul : 2 hour driving 
    How to bird : driving & walking 
    Main Target : White-naped Crane, Red-crowned Crane, Cinereous Vulture

    Good Season : November ~ mid-March

    Recommended tour day : 2 days 
    Minimum tour day : 1 days


    Targets :

    • Whooper Swan
    • Taiga Bean Goose
    • Greater White-fronted Goose
    • Snow Goose
    • Mandarin Duck
    • Baikal Teal
    • Oriental Stork
    • Merlin
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Golden Eagle
    • White-tailed Eagle
    • Cinereous Vulture
    • Northern Harrier
    • Eurasian Sparrowhawk
    • Northern Goshawk
    • Eastern Buzzard
    • Upland Buzzard
    • Siberian Crane
    • Sandhill Crane
    • White-naped Crane
    • Common Crane
    • Hooded Crane
    • Red-crowned Crane
    • Pygmy Woodpecker
    • Bull-headed Shrike
    • Chinese Great Grey Shrike
    • Azure-winged Magpie
    • Rook
    • Daurian Jackdaw
    • Varied Tit
    • Vinous-throated Parrotbill
    • Grey-capped Greenfinch
    • Long-tailed Rosefinch
    • Pallas's Rosefinch
    • Yellow-billed Grosbeak
    • Meadow Bunting
    • Yellow-throated Bunting
    • Pallas's Reed Bunting
    • Common Reed Bunting

    Outline 

    • Cherowon is the most famous wintering site for cranes in East Asia.

    • This trip is designed to focus on cranes in Cheorwon for 2 days. If you want, we can do it in a day. But a 2-day trip is highly recommended.

    • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.

    • This trip is designed to go birding for 1 or 2 days, but this can be extended if you want.

    • Included in the cost :  Accommodation(twin room or Korean-style floor-heating room), all meals including picnic lunches, 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.


    Day 1

    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.


    Day 2

    Cheorwon We can see cranes and geese waking up together in a calm lake. And we will try to pick up any birds we might  have missed on Day 1.


    BOOK THIS TOUR


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


    • If you have any questions, please e-mail us at birding.kr@gmail.com. 





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