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[Winter] Baikal Teals Trip

BirdingKorea 2017. 9. 21. 10:46

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)


  • 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.


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