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[Autumn] Spoonie Trip (Spoon-billed Sandpiper)

BirdingKorea 2017. 11. 10. 14:33

Spoonie Trip in Autumn

: Spoon-billed Sandpiper tour (Seoul-Gunsan-Seoul)





Birding site : Yubu island

How far from Seoul : 250km

How to bird : driving & walking 

Main Target : Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Black-faced Spoonbill, 

Chinese Egret

Target Family : Shorebirds, Spoonbills, Egrets

Good Season : September ~ early October

Recommended tour day : 2 days 

Minimum tour day : 1 days


Targets :

  • Black-faced Spoonbill
  • Chinese Egret
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Eurasian Oystercatcher
  • Grey Plover
  • Kentish Plover
  • Greater Sand Plover
  • Lesser Sand Plover
  • Black-tailed Godwit
  • Bar-tailed Godwit
  • Eurasian Curlew
  • Eastern Curlew
  • Common Redshank
  • Common Greenshank
  • Nordmann's Greenshank
  • Terek Sandpiper
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Great Knot
  • Sanderling
  • Red-necked Stint
  • Dunlin
  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper
  • Broad-billed Sandpiper
  • Black-tailed Gull
  • Vega Gull
  • Saunders's Gull
  • Blue Rock Thrush




  • Yubu island the most famous site for Spoonie in East Asia.
  • This trip is designed to focus on 
    Spoonies(Spoon-billed sandpiper) in Yubu island and enjoy birding around 
    Geum Estuary in Gunsan, Jeonra province, one of greatest birding spot in Korea. 
  • Tide time and height is very important to meet spoonies, so the birding date must be discussed in advance.
  • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.
  • This trip is designed to go birding for 1 or 2 days, and the tour period can be extended if you want. 
  • Included in the cost :  Accommodation(twin bed room 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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