Saturday, April 08, 2006


Location: Yatsuhigata Tidal Flat, Narahino, Chiba Prefecture

Access: Shinjuku Station to Tokyo Station - JR Chuo Line. Tokyo Station to Minami-Funabashi Station - JR Keiyo Line. Walk to Observation Centre from North side of Minami-Funabashi Station - 20 minutes

Weather: Cloudy, Cool, Light-Strong Breeze

Time: 9.30am - 12.00pm

Birds: Little Grebe, Little Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Teal, Spot-billed Duck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Common Moorhen, Black-winged Stilt, Great Knot, Common Sandpiper, Far Eastern Curlew, Common Black-headed Gull, Rock Dove, Oriental Turtle Dove, White Wagtail, Brown-eared Bulbul, Grey Starling, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Oriental Greenfinch, Common Reed Bunting

Comments: As we approach the sky is blackened by hundreds of waders as they depart Yatsuhigata for wading opportunities elsewhere. Thankful for what's left, we identify a pair of Great Knot and a single sleepy Far Eastern Curlew.

2006 Japan Bird Count: 75 Species


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