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Winter Ocean birds Trip

: East Coast Trip (Seoul-Goseong-Sokcho-Gangneung-Seoul)

Birding site : East Coast
Google map link : Goseong
How far from Seoul : 3 hour driving 
How to bird : boating & driving 
Main Target : 
Good Season : Mid-November and Febuary

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

 

Targets :

  • Eastern Spot-billed Duck
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Common Pochard
  • Tufted Duck
  • Greater Scaup
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Stejneger's Scoter
  • Black Scoter
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Smew
  • Common Merganser
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Little Grebe
  • Horned Grebe
  • Red-necked Grebe
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Eared Grebe
  • Oriental Turtle-Dove
  • Eurasian Coot
  • Northern Lapwing
  • Sanderling
  • Common Murre
  • Spectacled Guillemot
  • Rhinoceros Auklet
  • Ancient Murrelet
  • Black-legged Kittiwake
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Black-tailed Gull
  • Mew Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Slaty-backed Gull
  • Glaucous Gull
  • Red-throated Loon
  • Pacific Loon
  • Arctic Loon
  • Arctic/Pacific Loon
  • Oriental Stork
  • Pelagic Cormorant
  • Great Cormorant
  • Japanese Cormorant
  • Gray Heron
  • Great Egret
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Eastern Buzzard
  • Eurasian Kestrel
  • Peregrine Falcon

Outline 

  • East Coast is the only place to see very rare winter ocean birds.

  • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.

  • This trip is designed to go birding for 1 or 2 days. You can take one place between Day 1 and Day 2, or you can extend the trip with other birding trip, especially crane watching.

  • Boat birding will give you a better chance, but it cost more. You can enjoy some birds with driving only. for example, 
  • 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

Goseong - The eastern coast of Korea near Gangwon province in winter  is crowded with gulls that come down to pass the winter. The northernmost part of the eastern coast, Goseong Coast, is the hot birding spot to meet the largest variety of auks and shearwaters. 

 

Day 2 

Sokcho - Gangneung -  The coast stretching from Sokcho to Yangyang has nice rocks and shallow depth, so they embrace the sea birds. Also, Streams, estuaries, lagoons, and seas like Gangneung Namdaecheon, and Gyeongpoho attract different birds. 

 

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). 

 

[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

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

 

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 1~5 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 in case of multi-day trip), lunch, 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

 

 

 

Core Winter Birding Trip for Far East Asian Endemics (12 day winter birding tour)


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



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

How far from Seoul : 30~450km

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 

    Suncheon BaySuncheon Bay is famous for well-preserved mudflat ecosystem. It is the largest wintering location of Hooded Cranes in Korea. More than 3000 of them were recorded in late last winter.


    Day 10

    Upo Wetland Upo Wetland is the largest natural wetland in Korea, and is a famous winter habitat for migrating birds where you can enjoy beautiful scenery. Crested Ibis was restored in Upo and released in spring 2019.


    Day 11

    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 12 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 you would like a longer tour to see more birding hot spots, you can add locations in the south parts of the peninsula like Nakdong estuary, Junam reservior, Dongnim reservoir and Jeju island. 

    • If you would like a shorter tour to fit your schedule, you can ask us. 


    The most touching bird group dance in the world

    Baikal teals Trip (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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