Japanese Crested Ibis or Toki at Nagaoka Toki learning Center ‘Toki Miite’
My first trip to Sri Lanka

My first trip to Sri Lanka

I had a chance to visit Sri Lanka as part of EAAFP Secretariat team for the Ramsar Pre-COP13 Asia Regional Meeting in Chilaw, Colombo. It was an interesting meeting. Of course my job was taking photos during the meetings, but…

My first trip to Hong Kong

My first trip to Hong Kong

A dream came true when my Korean friend invited me to join a study tour to Hong Kong. The best part of the tour was the Mai Po Nature Reserve which I had been longing to go. Beside Mai Po,…

Hitsujiya Cafe, Hotaka, Azumino, Nagano, Japan

Hitsujiya Cafe, Hotaka, Azumino, Nagano, Japan

Visiting my friends in Azumino, Nagano, lead me to a special cafe called Hitsujiya. Being situated just across the Hotaka Station, it’a a place where you want to relax having a cup of coffee after a long train ride from Tokyo….

Trip to Thailand in 2017

Trip to Thailand in 2017

My trip to Thailand in September-October 2017 was a very good one. I finally saw Hoopoe, the bird that I really wanted to see. Beside this bird, I had few lifers as well. I appreciate my friend Wicha and his…

Barn Swallow and Red-rumped Swallow nests in Ganghwa Island
Birding Trip in Ganghwa Island. 2018.01.06

Birding Trip in Ganghwa Island. 2018.01.06

Today was a series of very exciting moment for me when I see a few Red-crowned Cranes feeding on the icy mudflat in Ganghwa Island. It was my first time to see them eating crabs and worms,  and my second…

Ashy Ground Thrush

Ashy Ground Thrush

Had the opportunity again to visit La Mesa EcoPark, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, after the CMS COP12 in October 2017. My mission was to recapture this elusive Ashy Ground Thrush, and I  succeeded. Please click the image below to see the short video of…

Dusky Thrush eating persimmon fruits

Dusky Thrush eating persimmon fruits

Generally I see Dusky Thrushes feeding on the ground, but this time I saw one eating persimmon fruits while I and my friends were visiting an onsen in Fuji-cho, Saga. I believe this thrush was full and happy because it almost…

First birding in 2018

First birding in 2018

I visited Namdong Reservoir in Republic of Korea for the first birding this year 2018. There were 14 species of birds spotted on this birding trip, and the Bean Goose was the star bird. To see more photos, visit my…