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The most fantastic winter birding in East Asia 

: Crane tour in Cheorwon (Seoul-Cheorwon-Seoul)




Targets :

  • Tundra Bean Goose
  • Taiga Bean Goose
  • Falcated Teal
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Cinereous Vulture
  • White-naped Crane
  • Hooded Crane
  • Red-crowned Crane
  • Eastern Marsh Harrier
  • Upland Buzzard
  • Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker
  • Bull-headed Shrike
  • Azure-winged Magpie
  • Varied Tit
  • Siberian Accentor
  • Pallas's Rosefinch
  • Meadow Bunting
  • Yellow-throated Bunting
  • Pallas's Reed Bunting


Outline 

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

  • This trip is designed to focus on cranes in Cheorwon for 2 days. If you want, we can do it in a day. But a 2-day trip is highly recommended.

  • This trip is available from November to middle of March.

  • This Trip starts and ends in Seoul.

  • An experienced leader will guide you and drive a 4WD Van (7-passenger vehicle).

  • This trip is designed to go birding for 1 or 2 days, but this can be extended if you want.


Day 1

Cheorwon Cheorwon is 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.


Day 2

Cheorwon We can see cranes and geese waking up together in a calm lake. And we will try to pick up any birds we might  have missed on Day 1.



 

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.


BOOK THIS TOUR


After you submit booking request, please send you deposit to paypal account(birding.kr@gmail.com).


  • If you have any questions, please e-mail us at birding.kr@gmail.com. 





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The 8th Asian Bird Fair is coming this November 2017! 

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Contact Information


e-mail : birding.kr@gmail.com

Phone : 82-70-4106-8411

facebook : www.facebook.com/birding.korea/

Adress : 47, Mallijae-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea




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http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/708748.html



Entrepreneur hopes that tours to habitats will increase awareness and appreciation for migratory birds 


Lee Byeong-woo, 44, president of Eco Bird Tour, was talking in a van that left Seoul, on the morning of Sep. 12 for the mudflats of Gangwha Island. “This is not some kind of zoo where the animals are waiting for the people. There might be birds, and there might not be birds,” Lee said.

Eco Bird Tour is South Korea’s first ecological tourism organization that specializes in birdwatching. Five South Korean men and women in their 20s and one Canadian in his 40s joined the tour. In order to avoid disturbing the birds, all of the people on the tour wore dark clothing instead of the flashy outdoor wear often seen in South Korea.

A little more than an hour later, the van reached the mudflats near Hwangsan Island Fish Market, located in Ganghwa Island. A Far Eastern curlew was dipping its long beak into the holes used by crabs as it enjoyed a delicious breakfast.

After moving to Bunori Heights, next to Dongmak Beach, the birdwatchers spotted two or three black-faced spoonbills which were still left on a deserted island nearby where they had summered.

At Heungwang Reservoir and the mudflats used for clam-digging at Yeocha No. 1 Village, several hundred common greenshanks, Terek sandpipers and black-tailed gulls were relaxing on the sands and catching some early autumn sun as they craned their necks to preen their feathers with their beaks.

As the tourists met eyes with the birds through 50-power binoculars, they expressed their surprise.

“The longbill eyes are so bright!” “It feels like we’re watching a nature documentary.” “I thought it was a white piece of Styrofoam, but it was a bird!”

When the rising tide covered the mudflats in the afternoon, hundreds of squawking longbills rose up into the air together. Throughout the birdwatching trip, Lee explained the birds’ habits and calls.

“There aren’t any decent experience programs for adults other than department stores and culture centers, so it was great to get out of the city and see the birds,” said Min Dong-mi, 27, a company employee.

Jim Corbett, 47, an English teacher from Canada, has memorized the names of many Korean birds. “In Canada, we have a festival for the tundra swan. I know a little about birds, which makes this kind of trip fun.”

Lee, who worked for 16 years in an internet technology company, became the first president of Haho, an animal welfare group composed of members of the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement, even while he was working for the company. (Haho is an abbreviation of a Korean abbreviation meaning “from flying squirrels to tigers.”)

After receiving first prize in a creative tourism contest organized by the Korea Tourism Organization last year, Lee received a 30 million won entrepreneurship grant that he used to start his own birdwatching travel agency this past January.

Lee thinks of birds as a natural resource. “The west coast of Korea is a waypoint where birds rest as they are migrating from Australia to Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. While the Korean Peninsula only accounts for 0.1% of the world’s area, you can see 500 kinds of birds here, or 5% of the bird species that exist in the world. You don’t know how powerful it is to lock eyes with a bird through the binoculars until you’ve tried it,” he said.

When people lock eyes with a bird, Lee says, “They become interested in the issues of development and an environment that birds can live in.”

By Choi Woo-ri, staff reporter

Please direct questions or comments to [english@hani.co.kr]

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Guided Birding Tours in Korea


Korea is a blessed country. You can see more than 500 kinds of birds.

We offer meaningful guided birding trips with experienced guides and local birders.

Birding Korea is aiming for the experience of nature, emotion of nature and quietude of nature.



Outline
  • These guided birding trips start and end in Seoul.
  • This trip is available on demand
  • An experienced leader will guide and drive his or her car.
  • Deposit : US$100
  • Group size : 1~5
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.

How to book a tour
  1. Tell us where and when you would like to go.
  2. We will check the availability of guides, accommodation, and transportation and inform you of availability and prices.
  3. Payment is by paypal. Paypal account : birding.kr@gmail.com
  4. Tour deposit reserve of guides, accommodations and transportation.
  5. The guide will contact you to arrange a time and place to meet.
  6. The trip will be confirmed when full payment is received.

The recommended places for birding

Area

Place

What Kinds of birds

Best season

Recommended 
days from Seoul

Gyeonggi

Ganghwa-do

Spoonbills, Shorebirds, Geese, Cranes

Sep~May

1

Upper Han River

Scaly-sided Merganser,

Steller's Sea Eagle, Hooper Swan

Nov~Mar

1

Han River Estuary

Spoonbills, Geese, Cranes

Sep~June

1

Socheong Island

Raptors, Thrushes, Finches, Warblers

Apr~May,Oct

2~3

Hwaseong

Spoonbills, Shore birds, Geese,

Aug~May

1

Gangwon

Cheorwon

CranesVulture, Sea Eagles, Raptors, Geese

Nov~Mar

1~2

East Sea Coast

Auks, Ducks, Swans, Sea Eagles, Shorebirds

Nov~Mar

2

Chungcheong

Cheonsu Bay

Oriental Stork, Cranes, Raptors, Ducks, Geese

Sep~May

1~2

Oeyeon Island

Raptors, Thrushes, Finches, Warblers

Apr~May,Oct

2

Yubu Island

Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Shorebirds

Apr~May

Sep~Oct

1~2

Gyeongsang

Upo Wetland

Swans, Ducks, Raptors, Eurasian Spoonbill

Nov~Mar

2

Nakdong River Estuary

Swans, Ducks, Raptors, Gulls

Oct~Mar

2

Jeolla

Eocheong Island

Pipits, Wabalers, Robins, Thrushes, Raptors

Apr~May,Oct

2~3

Geum River Estuary

Baikal Teal, Geese, Ducks, Shorebirds

Sep~May

1~2

Jeju

updating

Seoul

updating



Red-crowned Crane, Kangwha island, February





Eurasian Oystercatcher, Yubu island, October



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