• Number of Flyway Network Sites: 32
  • Member since: 2006

Japan has been a Partner since 2006 and to date houses 32 Flyway Network Sites, designated under the specifications set by EAAFP. Japan’s importance for Key Species of EAAFP includes breeding habitat for Black-faced Spoonbill, a large number of Crane species as well as staging for many other migrating waterbirds. There is a very active community working to support migratory waterbirds in Japan. Particular activity is noted for Anatidae (ducks, geese and swans) and Crane.

Kushiro, Hokkaido, in the wintry North of Japan, hosted the Eighth Meeting of Partners, in January 2015. Read the report here.

Flyway Network Sites in Country

Click on a wading bird marked on the interactive map below to reveal information about the Flyway Network Site.

Japan (PDF of 32 sites)  


For resources and information in Japanese, visit the Japanese Language Pages.

For pages and posts on the EAAFP site related to Japan follow search: Japan
Our partners in Japan have produced a great leaflet to illustrate the Flyway Network Sites in Japan: