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[Winter] Ocean birds Trip

BirdingKorea 2019. 8. 13. 11:33

Winter Ocean birds Trip

: East Coast Trip (Seoul-Goseong-Sokcho-Gangneung-Seoul)

Birding site : East Coast
Google map link : Goseong
How far from Seoul : 3 hour driving 
How to bird : boating & driving 
Good Season : Mid-November and Febuary

Recommended tour day : 2 days 
Minimun tour day : 1 day


Targets :

  • Eastern Spot-billed Duck
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Common Pochard
  • Tufted Duck
  • Greater Scaup
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Stejneger's Scoter
  • Black Scoter
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Smew
  • Common Merganser
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Little Grebe
  • Horned Grebe
  • Red-necked Grebe
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Eared Grebe
  • Oriental Turtle-Dove
  • Eurasian Coot
  • Northern Lapwing
  • Sanderling
  • Common Murre
  • Spectacled Guillemot
  • Rhinoceros Auklet
  • Ancient Murrelet
  • Black-legged Kittiwake
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Black-tailed Gull
  • Mew Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Slaty-backed Gull
  • Glaucous Gull
  • Red-throated Loon
  • Pacific Loon
  • Arctic Loon
  • Arctic/Pacific Loon
  • Oriental Stork
  • Pelagic Cormorant
  • Great Cormorant
  • Japanese Cormorant
  • Gray Heron
  • Great Egret
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Eastern Buzzard
  • Eurasian Kestrel
  • Peregrine Falcon


  • East Coast is the only place to see very rare winter ocean birds.
  • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.
  • This trip is designed to go birding for 1 or 2 days. You can take one place between Day 1 and Day 2, or you can extend the trip with other birding trip, especially crane watching.
  • Boat birding will give you a better chance, but it cost more. You can enjoy some birds with driving only. for example, 
  • 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

Goseong - The eastern coast of Korea near Gangwon province in winter  is crowded with gulls that come down to pass the winter. The northernmost part of the eastern coast, Goseong Coast, is the hot birding spot to meet the largest variety of auks and shearwaters. 


Day 2 

Sokcho - Gangneung -  The coast stretching from Sokcho to Yangyang has nice rocks and shallow depth, so they embrace the sea birds. Also, Streams, estuaries, lagoons, and seas like Gangneung Namdaecheon, and Gyeongpoho attract different birds. 




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