Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites [Winter] Baikal teal tour :: Birding Korea

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Baikal teal tour (Seoul-Gunsan-Seoul)

Baikal teals in youtube video 

Targets :

  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Tundra Bean Goose
  • Taiga Bean Goose
  • Greater White-fronted Goose
  • Whooper Swan
  • Baikal Teal
  • Eurasian Teal
  • Eurasian Spoonbill
  • Common Buzzard
  • Eurasian Oystercatcher
  • Northern Lapwing
  • Eurasian Curlew
  • Vega Gull
  • Saunders's Gull
  • Vinous-throated Parrotbill
  • Pallas's Reed Bunting
  • Snow Goose (day 2)
  • Falcated Teal (day 2)
  • Oriental Stork (day 2)
  • Hooded Crane (day 2)


  • 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 is available from November to middle of March.

  • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.

  • An experienced leader will guide you and drive a 4WD Van (7-passenger vehicle).

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

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.

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.


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). 

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