Monday, January 09, 2006

Coming of Age Day Birds #2

Location: Tama River (Komae Area), Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture

Access: Shinjuku Station to Noborito Station - Odakyu Line

Weather: Cloudy, Cool, Light Breeze

Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm

Birds: Little Grebe, Great Cormorant, Little Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Teal, Mallard, Spot-billed Duck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Eurasian Coot, Long-billed Plover, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Common Black-headed Gull, Rock Dove, Buff-bellied Pipit, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Japanese Wagtail, Brown-eared Bulbul, Bull-headed Shrike, Carrion Crow, Jungle Crow, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Siberian Meadow Bunting

Comments: The best birding is to be found east of the bridge. The path and man-made banks along the southern side of the river provide excellent viewing points to the northern side, where natural banks and rock pools provide the best habitat for waders. From the map (link below) - the rock pools opposite Inada Junior High School (稲田中) provided four Long-billed Plover, one Common Snipe, and one Common Sandpiper.

Links: map (Japanese)

2006 Japan Bird Count: 51 Species


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