JAPAN

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The following persons were helpful for the identification of some birds shown on this page: Marc Devokaitis, Public Information Specialist, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology; and Takashi Hiraoka, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, Japan

HELPFUL RESOURCES
The following websites are some of the resources where information can be found on birds of Japan:

www.whatbird.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormorant_fishing
www.orientalbirdimages.org/
http://pikanakiusagi.web.fc2.com/songs_e/index.html
www.environment.gov.au/node/14284
(Australian Government, Department of the Environment, Migratory Waterbirds and the East Asian-Australasian Flyway)
https://kantorilode.weebly.com/

Below is a list of birds that can easily be observed in Japan. Click on the bird’s name to access its own page on this website.

Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Black-headed gull ) Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Black-headed or long-tailed shrike (Lanius schach)
Black-tailed gull (Larus crassirostris)
Blue rock thrush (Monticola solitarius)
Brown-eared bulbul (Hypsipetes amaurotis)
Carrion crow (Corvus corone)
Common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Dusky thrush (Turdus eunomus)
Eastern turtle dove (Streptopelia orientalis)
Eurasian coot (Fulica atra)
Eurasian teal (Anas crecca)
Great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
Japanese bush warbler (Cettia diphone)
Japanese pied wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Jungle crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)
Little egret (Egretta garzetta)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Mute swan (Cygnus olor)
Northern pintail (Anas acuta)
Spot-billed duck (Anas poecilorhyncha)
Tufted duck (Aythya fuligula)

SOME BIRDS OF JAPAN

The panels below illustrate some of the birds that can be found in the areas mentioned.

There were excellent displays of some birds of Japan at the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.
There were excellent displays of some birds of Japan at the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.
Those are all small birds that one would probably expect to observe in the Gyoen National Garden.
Those are all small birds that one would probably expect to observe in the Gyoen National Garden in Kyoto.
This panel of bird profiles was seen in the Tokyo area.
This panel of bird profiles was seen in the Tokyo area.

PHOTOGRAPHERS PHOTOGRAPHED

It was impossible to resist the temptation to photograph these venerable gentlemen photographers patiently waiting behind their sophisticated cameras for the first titmice to show up.

Group of bird photographers patiently waiting behind their sophisticated equipment to snap a shot of a titmice.
Watching the watchers! Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

SOME BIRD SIGNS

Public parks and gardens display various signs warning visitors about potential ‘hazards’ from birds.

This sign was seen at the Kyoto Botanical Garden. Watch out for birds of prey! Actually, not far from that sign there was one soaring in the sky and, as soon as attempts were made to take a video of it, it would fly away. Extremely eagle-eyed?
This sign was seen at the Kyoto Botanical Garden. Watch out for birds of prey! Actually, not far from that sign there was one soaring in the sky and, as soon as attempts were made to take a video of it, it would fly away. Extremely eagle-eyed?
This sign was posted at Ueno Park, Tokyo, warning people to watch for bird droppings.
This sign was posted at Ueno Park, Tokyo, warning people to watch for bird droppings.

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