March 28 - April 3 2003, Martin Sutherland and Sona Kim
The figures in parentheses indicate the number of dates on which the species was recorded. This was a rather brief visit with just seven days in the country.
March 28th: Waegwan: south along river to farmland.
March 29th: Waegwan: south along river to farmland.
March 30th: Waegwan: north along river into forest. Kimchon Jikjisa p.m.
March 31st: Waegwan: north and south along river.
April 1st: Upo Wetland.
April 2nd: Suncheon Bay a.m. and Chunam p.m.
April 3rd: Waegwan.
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis (1) Heard at Tongpan, Chunam on 2nd April.
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax (1) A flock of approximately 250 disturbed at Tongpan, Chunam on 2nd April.
Great White Egret Egretta alba (7) Up to three daily on the Nakdong River at Waegwan, 10 at Upo Wetland on 1st and several Suncheon Bay and Chunam areas.
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedius (1) 30+ in the Suncheon Bay area on 2nd April.
Little Egret Egretta garzetta (7) Up to 15 at Waegwan, 10+ Upo Wetland and common in the Suncheon Bay and Chunam areas.
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea (7) 40+ at Upo Wetland and common at SunB and Chunam.
Common Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia (1) Eight at Upo Wetland.
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus (1) One at Upo Wetland.
Bean Goose Anser fabalis (2) 14 at Upo Wetland and six at Chunam.
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna (1) 3000+ in Suncheon Bay.
European Wigeon Anas penelope (1) Five at Upo Wetland.
Falcated Teal Anas falcata (2) Two at Upo Wetland and four at Chunam.
Gadwall Anas strepera (3) 10 at Upo Wetland, 15 at Tongpan, Chunam and three at Waegwan on 3rd.
Common Teal Anas crecca (7) Up to 100 daily on the Nakdong River at Waegwan and 150 at Upo Wetland the largest counts.
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos (7) Up to 50 daily at Waegwan and 150 at Upo Wetland the largest counts.
Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha (7) Up to 50 daily at Waegwan and 100 at Upo Wetland the largest counts.
Pintail Anas acuta (2) 75 at Upo Wetland and common at Chunam and Suncheon Bay.
Shoveler Anas clypeata (4) One or two at Waegwan on two dates, 250 at Upo Wetland and common at Chunam and Suncheon Bay.
Common Pochard Aythya ferina (3) One or two at Waegwan on two dates and 75+ at Chunam.
Tufted Duck Anas fuligula (2) Three at Upo Wetland and 10 at Tongpan, Chunam.
Goosander Mergus merganser (4) Noted on four dates on the Nakdong River at Waegwan with six there on 30th.
Northern Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus (2) Singles noted at Waegwan and Upo Wetland.
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus (4) One to three noted at several localities.
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus (5) 10 at Upo Wetland, one at Suncheon Bay.
Hooded Crane Grus monacha (1) One adult bird at Suncheon Bay.
Coot Fulica atra (1) 200+ at Chunam.
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus (1) One at Chunam.
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius (7) Daily at Waegwan with 20+ on 3rd. Also 10 Upo and three Chunam.
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus (1) 100+ at Suncheon Bay and five at Chunam.
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola (2) One at Upo and 60+ at Suncheon Bay.
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris (1) 10+ at Suncheon Bay.
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata (1) Two at Suncheon Bay.
Dunlin Calidris alpina (1) At least 7000 at a high tide roost at Suncheon Bay.
Ruff Philomachus pugnax (1) Four at Chunam.
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago (2) 15 at Upo and 15 at Chunam.
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus (1) One (photographed) at Chunam.
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica (1) At least 600 at the high roost in Suncheon Bay.
Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis (1) 50+ at Suncheon Bay.
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus (1) One at Waegwan on 28th.
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola (1) Seven at Upo Wetland.
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus (2) One at Upo Wetland and 31 at Chunam.
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus (4) 300+ at Suncheon Bay, up to 15 at Waegwan.
Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris (1) Two at Suncheon Bay.
Common Gull Larus canus (1) 250 at Suncheon Bay.
Vega Gull Larus (argentatus) vegae (5) one or two most days at Waegwan, 50 at Suncheon Bay.
Feral Pigeon Columba livia (7) Widespread.
Rufous Turtle Dove Streptopilia orientalis (7) Common and widespread.
Pacific Swift Apus pacificus (1) 25+ at Chunam.
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis (1) One at Upo Wetland.
Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus (2) Heard at Upo Wetland and at Waegwan.
White-backed Woodpecker Picoides leucotos (1) Two in the forest at Waegwan on 30th.
Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker Picoides kizuki (2) Up to three on two dates in the forest at Waegwan.
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica (4) Noted from 31st with 100 at Suncheon Bay and 350 at Chunam.
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni (5) Up to 15 most days at Waegwan and two at Upo Wetland.
Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens (7) Up to 15 daily along the river at Waegwan, five at Upo Wetland and noted at Chunam.
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea (1) One at Waegwan on 30th.
White Wagtail Motacilla alba (6) Daily along the river at Waegwan with 50+ on 31st. Most identified were M.a.leucopsis but one ocularis also noted. Few elsewhere.
Black-backed Wagtail Motacilla lugens (4) On the Nakdong River at Waegwan two 28th and 30th, 12 on 3rd. Also one at Suncheon Bay.
Japanese Wagtail Motacilla grandis (1) One at Waegwan on 30th.
Brown-eared Bulbul Hypsipetes amaurotis (7) Common and widespread.
Bull-headed Shrike Lanius bucephalus (1) Much scarcer than normal. Five Suncheon Bay/Chunam on 2nd but none noted at Waegwan where usually small numbers resident.
Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus (7) Up to five daily at Waegwan and few noted elsewhere.
Dusky Thrush Turdus naumann eunomus (6) Up to eight daily at Waegwan, 12 at Upo Wetland and 20 at Chunam.
Naumann's Thrush Turdus naumann naumanni (2) Singles at Waegwan on 30th and at Chunam.
Pale Thrush Turdus pallidus (1) One at Waegwan on 30th.
Vinous-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus (6) Small numbers daily at waegwan, 75+ at Upo Wetland and 50 at Chunam.
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus (3) Small numbers noted at Waegwan, Kimchon Jikjisa, Upo Wetland and Chunam.
Marsh Tit Parus palustris (1) Noted at Waegwan and Kimchon Jikjisa on 30th.
Great Tit Parus major (7) Small numbers daily.
Varied Tit Parus varius (1) Two in the forest at Waegwan on 30th.
Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea (1) One or two at Kimchon Jikjisa on 30th.
Jay Garrulus glandarius (1) Small numbers in the forest at Waegwan and Kimchon Jikjisa.
Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cyana (1) Eight at Suncheon Bay.
Black-billed Magpie Pica pica (7) Common and widespread.
Carrion Crow Corvus corone (1) Three at Waegwan on 30th was the only record.
Jungle Crow Corvus macrorhychos (2) One or two at Upo Wetland and one at Chunam.
Grey Starling Sturnus cineraceus (7) Up to 10 daily at Waegwan, 50+ at Chunam and a few at other sites.
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus (7) Common and widespread.
Oriental Greenfinch Carduelis sinica (5) Up to five most days at Waegwan, few Suncheon Bay.
Siskin Carduelis spinus (3) Three at Waegwan on 30th, 40 at Upo Wetland and 60 near Suncheon Bay.
Hawfinch Coccathraustes coccathraustes (1) One near Suncheon Bay.
Yellow-throated Bunting Emberiza elegans (1) 20 at Waegwan on 30th.
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica (1) 10 at Waegwan on 28th.
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla (1) One at Waegwan on 28th.
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus (1) One at Suncheon Bay.
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