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Welcome Black-faced Spoonbill

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Migration of Black-faced Spoonbill
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It reads ‘Welcome Black-faced Spoonbill, nice to meet you’ in Korean ©Nam Sunjeong  

Black-faced Spoonbills breed on islets off the west coast of the Korean peninsula, especially near tidal flats in Incheon and Liaoning Province in mainland China. Major wintering sites are the Tsengwen estuary in Taiwan, the Deep Bay area of Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, and Hainan island.

They have also been visiting and breeding on an artificial island at Namdong Reservoir in Incheon, South Korea. Approximately 100 pairs of Black-face Spoonbill now breed at this artificial island, but this population is threatened by on-going reclamation of the Songdo mudflats.

To find out more, visit our Black-faced Spoonbill page and Black-faced Spoonbill Working Group page. For more information on Black-faced Spoonbill migration, please also visit the page below:

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Black-faced Spoonbills in flight © Eugene Cheah
Welcome Black-faced Spoonbills in 2016

Here, we share Black-faced Spoonbill sighting news we have received from all over the the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

Date where species observer
Send us your sighting to secretariat@eaaflyway.net to be recorded here!
23 April Gojan tidalflat, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (5) EAAFP Secretariat
23 April Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (166, 4 nests with chicks) Nam Sunjeong
16 April Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (166) Nam Sunjeong
13 April Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (149, 42 brooding nests) Nam Sunjeong
12 April Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (133, 38 brooding nests) Nam Sunjeong
9 April Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (112, 25 brooding nests) Nam Sunjeong
8 April Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (99, 22 brooding nests) Nam Sunjeong
7 April Yeongjongdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (1) EAAFP Secretariat
2 April Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (74, 26 nests) Nam Sunjeong
31 March Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (63) Nam Sunjeong
27 March Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (24, 10 nests) Nam Sunjeong
24 March Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (8) Nam Sunjeong
19 March Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (4) Nam Sunjeong
18 March Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (4) Nam Sunjeong
17 March Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (6) Nam Sunjeong
14 March Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (3) Nam Sunjeong
13 March Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (3) Nam Sunjeong
12 March Songdo, ROK Black-faced Spoonbill (1) Spike Millington
8 March Higashi-yoka, Saga, Japan Black-faced Spoonbill (14, wintering) Tomoko Ichikawa

If you’re based in Incheon, South Korea, join Incheon BFS Network group on Facebook.

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