HomePerching BirdsGoseong, December 6-7, 2022|Birds Korea Blog Site

Goseong, December 6-7, 2022|Birds Korea Blog Site

Goseong, December 6-7, 2022|Birds Korea Blog Site


Prof. Dr. Amaël Borzée (Nanjing Forestry College) as well as Prof. Dr. Bernhard Seliger (Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, Birds Korea)

An enjoyable two-day study highlighted by conversation regarding future jobs relating to the ecology of Korea. Likewise regretfully as soon as even more revealing the precariousness of Korea ´ s environments virtually anywhere in the nation. Goseong is the northern most as well as easternmost region of South Korea, as well as it is approximately split in fifty percent by the DMZ. Old Goseong depends on the North, near the renowned Geumgang (North: Kumgang) hills. South Goseong likewise has its destinations, hills (Seorak Chain of mountains, combining with Geumgang hills in the North), shallows lakes (particularly Seongjiho as well as Hwajinpo), as well as the beach.

Glaucous Gull 흰갈매기 Larus hyperboreus (right) as well as Black-tailed Gull 괭이갈매기 Larus crassirostris ( left), the trademark bird of Goseong region. © Bernhard Seliger

Goseong for a long period of time has actually been renowned for outstanding sights of seabirds. While it is still excellent to go there, lately it ended up being a lot more tough to see the birds. In previous times, as a result of the political risk of North Korea, which in past had actually landed submarines along the East Coastline, a fencing restricting individuals from wandering the coastline had actually been established for 100 kilometres southward from the boundary. Just in vacationer locations in the summertime the coastline was opened up, yet a lot of the moment it was shut. This progressively loosened up, yet in the last 2 years, in the majority of locations the fencing has actually been entirely gotten rid of. This primarily excellent choice had actually had an unfavorable adverse effects– commonly, from extremely morning individuals wander the coastlines, most of them gathering whatever coverings or fish and shellfish they locate amongst the rough components of the shore. These were the locations where previously extremely close sights (with a fencing) of scoters, crazies as well as various other seabirds, were feasible. All this is gone currently. In our entire journey along the Goseong coast, in one location just we discovered twenty Stejneger ´ s Scoters , as well as no American Scoters, previously routine site visitors. Buffoon Ducks were still seen at some rough spots of the coastline, yet likewise crazies as well as auks were practically entirely missing. To name a few birds, one of the most apparent were all sort of gulls, along with Pelagic Cormorants, along with Temminck ´ s as well as Great Cormorant s, along with Terrific Crested Grebes, which are rather constant the whole time the coast. In morning, there was a brief sight of 4 potential Brant Goose zipping the outstanding January Pension plan, still the most effective location to do elbow chair birdwatching from your resort space.

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Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus © Bernhard Seliger
Some renovations of landscape as well as vacationer destinations are tough to recognize– like these apparently not extremely effective, yet extremely loud windmills in among minority fallow acreage along the shore, where prior to harriers suched as to search © Bernhard Seliger
Male Buffoon Duck 흰줄박이오리 Histrionicus histrionicus © Bernhard Seliger
Female Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus © Bernhard Seliger
Women Buffoon Duck 흰줄박이오리 Histrionicus histrionicus © Bernhard Seliger

At Hwajinpo shallows, the most effective locations– tiny spots of reeds as well as overload– have actually been “enhanced” to wetland parks, with year-by-year even more as well as bigger sidewalks, commonly extremely wide as well as full of busted rock, therefore minimizing all-natural environment additionally. Amongst minority bird types there, a late Found Redshank was unanticipated — unsure, what brought this bird to Hwajinpo currently of the year! A

Brown-cheeked Rail ( or Eastern Water Rail) might be definitely listened to, yet not seen at the shore. A shock locate at Hwajinpo shallows this late in the year … a Found Redshank 학도요 Tringa erythropus amongst Mallards
Anas platyrhynchos

© Amaël Borzée In the majority of locations, the fencing removing individuals from getting in the coastline, yet likewise securing birds from disruption, has actually entirely vanished. Right here, at Myeongpa coastline, the northern most coastline prior to the Private citizen Control Area, a little item of fencing is still standing, currently useless. © Bernhard Seliger For selection ´ s benefit, a brief journey to Geonbongsa (holy place) was consisted of, a beautiful location with a little hill river with Brownish Dippers, as well as big trees organizing Eurasian Nuthatches, a couple of (as well as not singing) woodpeckers, a solitary Dusky Yeast Infection,

Hawfinches as well as pennants. Hawfinch 콩새
Coccothraustes coccothraustes © Bernhard Seliger Whooper swans 큰고니

Cygnus cygnus

(grown-up as well as young) at Namcheon. In the past, Goseong was renowned for its swans, yet the environment has actually ended up being abject substantially in several locations. Happilyy, we might see these 2 swans at the very least. © Bernhard Seliger A total checklist of birds can be discovered at eBird:

Ajajin port: https://ebird.org/checklist/S123780201

Ganseong Namcheon: https://ebird.org/checklist/S123780496

Ganseong Bukcheon: https://ebird.org/checklist/S123780831

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Daejin port (6.12.): https://ebird.org/checklist/S123781171

Daejin port (7.12.): https://ebird.org/checklist/S123781321

Myeongpa Coastline: https://ebird.org/checklist/S123781718

Hwajinpo Lake: https://ebird.org/checklist/S123782387

Geonbongsa: https://ebird.org/checklist/S123782746

Seongjiho Lake: (*) https://ebird.org/checklist/S123783012(*)

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