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[Spring] Birding trip on the Remote island of Yellow Sea

BirdingKorea 2019. 3. 29. 17:24

A birding trip on the 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-breasted bunting
Main Family : wagtails, pipits, starings, minivet, flycatchers, warblers, finches, buntings 

Best Season : mid-April ~ mid-May

Recommended tour day : 2~3 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
Japanese Sparrowhawk
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Grey-faced Buzzard
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Black-tailed Gull
Vega Gull
Mongolian Gull
Common Cuckoo
Oriental Cuckoo
Lesser Cuckoo
Brown Hawk-Owl
Fork-tailed Swift
Oriental Dollarbird
Eurasian Wryneck
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Ashy Minivet
Tiger Shrike
Brown Shrike
Black-naped Oriole
Black Drongo
Barn Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
Light-vented Bulbul
Brown-eared Bulbul
Asian Stubtail
Korean Bush Warbler
Japanese Bush Warbler
Oriental Reed Warbler
Dusky Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Pallas's Leaf Warbler
Arctic Warbler
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
Eastern Crowned Warbler
Japanese White-eye
Daurian Starling
Chestnut-cheeked Starling
Red-billed Starling
White-cheeked Starling
White's Thrush
Grey-backed Thrush
Pale Thrush
Naumann's Thrush
Dusky Thrush
Siberian Rubythroat
Siberian Blue Robin
Orange-flanked Bush Robin
Black Redstart
Eurasian Stone Chat
Blue Rock Thrush
Grey-streaked Flycatcher
Dark-sided Flycatcher
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher
Narcissus Flycatcher
Mugimaki Flycatcher
Taiga Flycatcher
Blue-and-White Flycatcher
Forest Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Citrine Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
White Wagtail
Richard's Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
Grey-capped Greenfinch
Yellow-billed Grosbeak
Tristram's Bunting
Chestnut-eared Bunting
Little Bunting
Yellow-browed Bunting
Yellow-throated Bunting
Yellow-breasted Bunting
Chestnut Bunting
Yellow Bunting



  • Remote islands in the Yellow Sea are the most famous sites for migratory small birds.
  • There are many great birding islands in Korea. You will be staying on one of the islands between Beakryeong, Oiyeon, and Eocheong.
  • You will have a chance to enjoy shorebirds on the way if the tidal time and height match your schedule.
  • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.
  • This trip is designed to go birding for 2 days at least, and the tour period can be extended if you want.
  • Included in the cost:  Accommodation(twin bedroom 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.



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