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[Winter] Crane Trip

BirdingKorea 2017. 9. 14. 12:51

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 :

  • Swan Goose
  • Greater White-fronted Goose
  • Taiga Bean-Goose
  • Tundra Bean-Goose
  • Whooper Swan
  • Mandarin Duck
  • Baikal Teal
  • Eastern Spot-billed Duck
  • Mallard
  • Northern Pintail
  • Common Pochard
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Smew
  • Common Merganser
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • White-naped Crane
  • Common Crane
  • Hooded Crane
  • Red-crowned Crane
  • Green Sandpiper
  • Herring Gull
  • Cinereous Vulture
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Northern Harrier
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Eastern Buzzard
  • Upland Buzzard
  • Eurasian Eagle-Owl
  • Pygmy Woodpecker
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Gray-headed Woodpecker
  • Eurasian Kestrel
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Bull-headed Shrike
  • Chinese Great Grey Shrike
  • Oriental Magpie
  • Carrion Crow
  • Large-billed Crow
  • Azure-winged Magpie
  • Rook
  • Daurian Jackdaw
  • Varied Tit
  • Marsh Tit
  • Japanese Tit
  • Eurasian Skylark
  • Brown-eared Bulbul
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Vinous-throated Parrotbill
  • Daurian Redstart
  • Japanese Wagtail
  • White Wagtail
  • Brambling
  • Hawfinch
  • Oriental Greenfinch
  • Long-tailed Rosefinch
  • Pallas's Rosefinch
  • Yellow-billed Grosbeak
  • Meadow Bunting
  • Yellow-throated Bunting
  • Pallas's Reed Bunting
  • Common Reed Bunting
  • Rustic Bunting


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

  • This trip is designed to focus on cranes near DMZ area 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

Paju & Yeoncheon - Imjin river in Paju and Yeoncheon county is the closet cranes wintering habitat. The scenery is very beautiful. Except cranes, you can enjoy really big flock of geese and ducks. Additional raptors are bonus.

Day 2

Cheorwon Cheorwon is the most 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.We can see cranes and geese waking up together in a calm lake. 


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