• 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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  • 1st World Wildlife Day on 3rd March 2014 in the Republic of Korea

    EAAFP Participated to Celebration of 1st World Wildlife Day on 3rd March 2014 in the Republic of Korea: On 3rd of March, EAAFP participated in an event hosted by  Ministry of Environment Korea to mark the first World Wildlife Day. The date was proclaimed by the United Nations to celebrate the importance of invaluable wild […]

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  • Bird News: Baer’s Pochard spotted on the Han River

    Posted on: February 22, 2014 Author: Tim Edelsten Report by Birds Korea Blog   Bird News from Tim Edelsten From the Hannam bridge to the mouth of the Jungnang Stream (a stretch of about 1.7km) there were massed 14800 Common Pochard and 4600 Tufted Duck. Unfortunately they were flushed by a speedboat, although the sound and sight of […]

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  • “소래습지생태공원 보전 시급”

    “소래습지의 육지화가 심해지고 있다. 바닷물을 끌어와서 습지를 다시 살리고 이를 위해 모니터링 등을 통해 현 상태를 정확히 파악해야 한다.” 남동구에 위치한 ‘소래습지생태공원’에 대한 보전대책 마련이 시급하다는 지적과 함께 현재 상태에 대한 정확한 점검과 파악이 필요하다는 주장이 제기됐다. 인천대 지역연고사업육성 사업단(이하 인천대 RIS)가 지난달 28일 인천종합문화예술회관 국제회의장에서 주최한 ‘소래습지생태공원 활성화를 위한 토론회’에 참석한 이혜경 인천환경운동연합 사무처장은 […]

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