GUIDE TO BIRDWATCHING IN JAPAN

FOR ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE


Japanese Grosbeak

 Japan is an extremely challenging country for birdwatchers. Both its geographical features and six well-defined seasons provide for the viewing of various species of birds as well as diverse scenic beauty. In fact, many migrants visit Japan in each season: such as warblers and flycatchers in summer; ducks, buntings, and finches in winter; and shorebirds in spring and autumn. Residents including endemic species are abundant too.

 Japan is one of the safest countries in the world with convenient transport and accommodations catering to birdwatchers. You will also be able to visit lots of historical spots while birdwatching. Why not combine a travel experience with your hobby?

 However, for several reasons, it is not so easy for foreign birders to enjoy birdwatching in Japan. The first difficulty is the language barrier. And another, there are unfortunately few birdwatching guides in Japan who have a good command of the English language. How wonderful would it be, if somebody took you to great birding sites and identified native birds for you!

 We are pleased to provide such a service for those visiting the Tokyo area. We will select the best birding sites according to the season when you will visit Japan.

 From the next page on, we recommend several fascinating birding itineraries for your one-day trip from Tokyo. Click each of them, and you will see what the birdwatching in Japan is like. At your request, we will help you arrange your ideal tour.



@ WOODLAND BIRDS AROUND MT. FUJI
A LAKES AND WOODS IN WINTER
B SHOREBIRD-WATCHING IN TOKYO BAY
C REEDBED BIRDS IN MARSHLAND
D SWANS AND BIRDS OF PREY
E WATERFOWL IN TOKYO BAY
 If you are interested, we would like to give you more details and information by e-mail(ornitho@pf7.so-net.ne.jp). Please feel free to get in touch with us.





                          Kaz Shinoda

                     President of the Birdwatching Society "ORNITHO"



  

                            Copper Pheasant                  Brown-eared Bulbul

―Photos: Shigeki Sogame    


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