• 가창오리떼, 시베리아 못 간 이유가…

    [앵커] 지금쯤 번식을 위해 시베리아로 갔어야 할 가창 오리가 아직까지 수만 마리씩, 떼를 지어 국내에 남아있습니다.  배가 고파서 기력이 없어서 날아가지  못했다는 분석인데, 무슨 일인지, 윤해웅 기자가 보도합니다. [리포트] 저수지에 모여든 가창오리떼 수만 마리가 일제히 날아오릅니다. 겨울이 지나 기온이 오르면 가창오리는 북상해 시베리아로 향합니다. 3월 초에서 중순쯤 중부지방에 모였다가 한꺼번에 이동하는데, 올해는 충남 당진과 전북 고창 […]

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  • 시베리아로 떠나지 않은 철새

      (군산=연합뉴스) 김동철 기자 = 18일 오전 전북 군산시 금강하굿둑에서 청둥오리 등 철새들이 노닐고 있다. 전북대 주용기 전임연구원에 따르면 금강호에는 지난 14일 10만 마리 가량의 가창오리가 나타났으며 17일 현재 12만여 마리로 증가했다. 주 연구원은 이번 겨울에 먹이 부족으로 철새 이동이 더디게 진행되고 있다고 분석했다.  기자: sollenso@yna.co.kr 원본 링크: http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=102&oid=001&aid=0006811874    

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  • ‘사람이 만든 재앙’ 조류독감(AI) 살처분 사태 두 달

    편집자 주 | 지난 두 달 간 전국에서 1000만 마리 이상의 닭과 오리의 생명이 사라졌습니다. 지난 1월 17일, 전북의 한 오리 농장에서 조류독감(AI)가 발병된 이후 정부에서 AI가 발병된 닭, 오리들을 대규모로 ‘살처분’한 것입니다. 이번 조류독감은 피해 규모도, 진행 기간도 역대 최대규모로 질병재앙은 시간을 거듭할수록 커져가는 것 같습니다. 자연이 아닌 사람이 만든 재앙, ‘조류독감 살처분 사태’. 지금까지 생매장당한 수천만 마리의 생명 앞에 이제는 […]

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  • Shorebirds back to Songdo, 15-16 March 2014

    Black-faced Spoonbill © Yongdae Kim A flock of Eurasian Curlews and a few Eastern Oystercatchers has been the sum of the shorebird entertainment over the winter at Songdo, so it was great to visit the Gojan mudflats over the weekend and see newly-arrived Dunlins, about 1,000 frantically feeding on the dropping tide, along with 100 […]

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  • Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary

    Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary (OIWS) is a low-lying island surrounded by extensive intertidal sandflats, mangroves, seagrass beds, coral reefs and islets and is one of six sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention in the Philippines. It is one of the most important areas in the country for significant numbers of […]

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  • More sightings of Spoon-billed Sandpiper ‘AA’

    Birder Mike Buckland was one of those lucky enough to have the chance to watch Spoon-billed Sandpiper wintering in Thailand, and even more so to see one of the successfully hand-reared birds. Prior to the story posted by WWT and Birdguides, we were contacted by Mr Buckland following his positive identification of bird ‘AA’ at […]

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  • Hand-reared Spoon-billed Sandpiper seen in Thailand

    Posted on: March 12, 2014 Report by Birdguides   The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the rarest birds in the world and consequently is one of the most difficult to find once it leaves its known breeding area for the winter months. Last week, birdwatcher Peter Ericsson photographed one on wetlands at Pak Thale, Thailand. The […]

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  • Northbound Crane Migration

    The passing of winter and prospect of spring brings a northbound migration of Cranes, en route to breeding grounds. Updates from dedicated crane conservation groups and volunteer monitors across the region provide valuable insights into the crane movements alerting conservationists to any significant changes and threats. It is with keen attention that the members of […]

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  • 8th Meeting of Partners (MoP 8) Date Confirmed

    MoP 8, Hokkaido, Japan, confirmed for 16 – 21 January (Please note that the end date has been changed.) Dear Partners, please mark these dates in your diaries! The 8th Meeting of Partners (MoP8), of the East-Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership is now confirmed from January 16th to 21st, 2015. It will take place in Kushiro, […]

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  • 2014 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census

    The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society has announced preliminary results of the 2014 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census. A total of 2,726 individuals was recorded, showing an increase of just 1 individual (0.04%) since to the previous year. Despite this being a new high for the species, such a small increase is a concern. Taiwan remains […]

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