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
The following websites are some of the resources where information can be found on birds of Japan:
(Australian Government, Department of the Environment, Migratory Waterbirds and the East Asian-Australasian Flyway)
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)
Eurasian wigeon (Mareca penelope)
Great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
Japanese bush warbler (Cettia diphone)
Japanese wagtail (Motacilla grandis)
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.
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.
SOME BIRD SIGNS
Public parks and gardens display various signs warning visitors about potential ‘hazards’ from birds.