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WINGS Birding Tours – Bird List

Japan in Winter

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Please note that bird lists are displayed in a tabular format that may be difficult to read on smaller devices.

Cumulative Bird List

with Susan Myers

Column A: Number of tours (out of nine) which the species has been recorded
Column B: Number of days this species was seen in 2017
Column C: maximum daily count for this species in 2017

A B C
2 Mute Swan Cygnus olor
9 Whooper Swan 2 7 Cygnus cygnus
4 Tundra Swan (Bewick’s Swan) 1 100+ Cygnus columbianus
4 Taiga Bean Goose 1 12 Anser fabalis
2 Tundra Bean Goose Anser rossicus
3 Greater White-fronted Goose 2 5 Anser albifrons
3 Black Brant (Brent Goose) Branta bernicla
8 Eurasian Shelduck 2 20 Tadorna tadorna
9 Mandarin Duck 2 20 Aix galericulata
9 Eurasian Wigeon 10 600 Anas penelope
8 Falcated Duck 2 20 Anas falcata
4 Gadwall 2 4 Anas strepera
5 Baikal Teal 1 50 Anas formosa
9 Green-winged Teal (Common Teal) 6 200 Anas crecca
9 Mallard 9 200 Anas platyrhynchos
9 Eastern Spot-billed Duck 7 300 Anas zonorhyncha
9 Northern Pintail 4 20 Anas acuta
8 Northern Shoveler 2 20 Anas clypeata
7 Common Pochard 4 30 Aythya ferina
9 Tufted Duck 5 30 Aythya fuligula
9 Greater Scaup 4 30 Aythya marila
9 Harlequin Duck 3 50 Histrionicus histrionicus
9 Long-tailed Duck 2 10 Clangula hyemalis
1 Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
9 Common Goldeneye 3 10 Bucephala clangula
8 Black Scoter (Common Scoter) 3 100+ Melanitta nigra
8 White-winged Scoter (Velvet Scoter) 1 3 Melanitta fusca
6 Smew 2 6 Mergus albellus
9 Common Merganser (Goosander) 5 10 Mergus merganser
9 Red-breasted Merganser 2 20 Mergus serrator
1 Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus
1 Hazel Grouse Tetrastes bonasia
1 Copper Pheasant Syrmaticus soemmerringii
4 Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor
2 Red-throated Loon (Red-throated Diver) Gavia stellata
4 Pacific Loon 1 1 Gavia pacifica
9 Little Grebe 5 6 Tachybaptus ruficollis
8 Horned Grebe (Slavonian Grebe) 1 2 Podiceps auritus
3 Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
3 Eared Grebe 2 1 Podiceps nigricollis
8 Great Crested Grebe 3 1 Podiceps cristatus
9 Great Cormorant 6 6 Phalacrocorax carbo
9 Temminck’s Cormorant (Japanese Cormorant) 1 10 Phalacrocorax capillatus
9 Pelagic Cormorant 2 40 Phalacrocorax pelagicus
4 Red-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax urile
1 Yellow Bittern Ixobrynchus sinensis
9 Grey Heron 6 10 Ardea cinerea
9 Little Egret 5 2 Egretta garzetta
7 Pacific Reef Egret 1 20 Egretta sacra
9 Great Egret 5 10 Egretta alba
7 Black-faced Spoonbill 2 14 Platalea minor
3 Eurasian Spoonbill 1 5 Platalea leucorodia
8 Osprey 5 4 Pandion haliaetus
9 Black Kite 10 100 Milvus migrans
9 White-tailed Eagle 3 20 Haliaeetus albicilla
9 Steller’s Sea Eagle 3 80 Haliaeetus pelagicus
6 Eastern Marsh Harrier Circus spilonotus
3 Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
3 Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis
8 Common Buzzard 4 3 Buteo buteo
1 Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius
5 Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus
4 Hodgson’s (Mountain) Hawk Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis
6 Eurasian Kestrel 1 1 Falco tinnunculus
4 Merlin 1 1 Falco columbarius
9 Peregrine Falcon 1 1 Falco peregrinus
7 Eurasian Moorhen 1 1 Gallinula chloropus
9 Eurasian Coot 6 50 Fulica atra
1 Siberian Crane Grus leucogeranus
7 Common Crane Grus grus
9 Hooded Crane 2 11462 Grus monacha
8 Sandhill Crane 1 4 Grus canadensis
9 White-naped Crane 1 244 Grus vipio
9 Japanese Crane 2 100 Grus japonensis
4 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
4 Long-billed Plover 2 6 Charadrius placidus
7 Snowy Plover (Kentish Plover) 1 3 Charadrius alexandrinus
4 Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
1 Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
5 Grey-headed Lapwing 1 10 Vanellus cinereus
7 Northern Lapwing 2 40 Vanellus vanellus
7 Dunlin 2 8 Calidris alba
1 Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
2 Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
1 Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
9 Common Snipe 2 5 Gallinago gallinago
2 Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria
6 Common Greenshank 2 1 Scolopax rusticola
8 Common Sandpiper 2 2 Actitis hypoleucos
3 Green Sandpiper 1 1 Tringa ochropus
1 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
1 Black-winged Stilt 1 1 Himantopus himantopus
1 Pied Avocet 1 1 Recurvirostra avosetta
1 Pallas' Gull Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus
3 Saunders’s Gull 1 3 Larus saundersi
5 Common Black-headed Gull 2 2 Larus ridibundus
9 Black-tailed Gull 2 10 Larus crassirostris
9 Mew Gull (Common Gull) 3 20+ Larus canus
7 Herring Gull 3 20+ Larus argentatus
9 Slaty-backed Gull 3 50 Larus schistisagus
8 Glaucous-winged Gull 1 1 Larus glaucescens
9 Glaucous Gull 3 4 Larus hyperboreus
2 Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
8 Common Murre (Guillemot) 1 6 Uria aalge
1 Thick-billed Murre (Brunnich’s Guillemot) Uria lomvia
5 Pigeon Guillemot 1 10 Cepphus columba
9 Spectacled Guillemot 1 20 Cepphus carbo
1 Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix
9 Ancient Murrelet 1 30 Synthliboramphus antiquus
6 Japanese Murrelet 1 5 Synthliboramphus wumizusume
2 Least Auklet Aethia pusilla
2 Rhinoceros Auklet Cerorhinca monocerata
2 Horned Puffin Fratercula corniculata
1 Tufted Puffin Lunda cirrhata
9 Oriental Turtle Dove 7 50 Streptopelia orientalis
4 Japanese Wood Pigeon 1 2 Columba janthina
4 White-bellied Green Pigeon Treron sieboldii
7 Blakiston’s Fish Owl Ketupa blakistoni
2 Ural Owl Strix uralensis
1 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
9 Common Kingfisher 4 1 Alcedo atthis
5 Crested Kingfisher Ceryle lugubris
7 Japanese Green Woodpecker Picus awokera
1 Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius
9 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 4 Dendrocopos major
6 White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
9 Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker 6 8 Dendrocopos kizuki
6 Ryukyu Minivet Pericrocotus tegimae
9 Bull-headed Shrike 7 2 Lanius bucephalus
1 Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
9 Eurasian Jay 4 20 Garrulus glandarius
4 Azure-winged Magpie 1 8 Cyanopica cyana
2 Eurasian Magpie 1 1 Pica pica
2 Daurian Jackdaw 1 1 Corvus dauuricus
9 Rook 1 1000 Corvus frugilegus
9 Carrion Crow 7 100+ Corvus corone
9 Large-billed Crow 10 100+ Corvus macrorhynchos
2 Northern Raven Corvus corax
8 Eurasian Skylark 1 H Alauda arvensis
4 Asian Martin Delichon dasypus
5 Barn Swallow 3 6 Hirundo rustica
9 Marsh Tit 3 12 Parus palustris
9 Willow Tit 2 4 Parus montanus
9 Varied Tit 2 8 Parus varius
9 Coal Tit 3 1 Parus ater
9 Great Tit 6 20 Parus major
5 Chinese Penduline Tit Remiz consobrinus
9 Long-tailed Tit 5 20 Aegithalos caudatus
9 Eurasian Nuthatch 4 2 Sitta europaea
2 Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
8 Winter Wren 3 2 Troglodytes troglodytes
9 Brown Dipper 3 3 Cinclus pallasii
9 Brown-eared Bulbul 9 20 Hypsipetes amaurotis
7 Goldcrest 1 1 Regulus regulus
9 Japanese Bush Warbler 1 1 Cettia diphone
2 Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
9 Japanese White-eye 4 20 Zosterops japonica
2 Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea
8 Red-flanked Bluetail 1 1 Tarsiger cyanurus
9 Daurian Redstart 5 4 Phoenicurus auroreus
8 Blue Rock Thrush 3 2 Monticola (solitarius) philippensis
1 Scaly Thrush (White’s Thrush) Zoothera dauma
3 Brown-headed Thrush Turdus chrysolaus
9 Pale Thrush 6 20 Turdus pallidus
9 Dusky Thrush 7 6 Turdus naumanni
9 White-cheeked Starling (Grey Starling) 5 100 Sturnus cineraceus
4 Japanese Accentor 2 1 Prunella rubida
2 Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
7 Olive-backed Pipit 1 10 Alauda arvensis
9 American Pipit (Buff-bellied Pipit) 1 6 Anthus rubescens
1 Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
9 Grey Wagtail 1 4 Motacilla cinerea
7 White Wagtail 1 6 Motacilla alba leucopsis
7 White (Black-backed) Wagtail 7 12 Motacilla alba lugens
9 Japanese Wagtail 2 6 Motacilla grandis
1 Japanese Waxwing Bombycilla japonica
1 Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
1 Lapland Longspur (Lapland Bunting) Calcarius lapponicus
3 Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
3 Gray Bunting Emberiza variabilis
9 Black-faced Bunting 5 6 Emberiza spodocephala
1 Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos
9 Meadow Bunting 5 15 Emberiza cioides
3 Chestnut-eared Bunting Emberiza fucata
4 Yellow-throated Bunting Emberiza elegans
3 Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica
2 Pallas’s Reed Bunting Emberiza pallasi
6 Common Reed Bunting 1 2 Emberiza schoeniclus
3 Japanese (Ochre-rumped) Reed Bunting Emberiza yessoensis
8 Brambling 2 300 Fringilla montifringilla
9 Grey-capped Greenfinch 6 200 Carduelis sinica
1 Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
2 Asian Rosy Finch Leucosticte arctoa
2 Pallas’s Rosefinch Carpodacus roseus
3 Long-tailed Rosefinch Uragus sibiricus
4 Eurasian Bullfinch 2 3 Pyrrhula pyrrhula
5 Japanese Grosbeak 2 4 Eophona personata
8 Hawfinch 3 12 Coccothraustes coccothraustes
8 Russet Sparrow 2 200 Passer rutilans
9 Eurasian Tree Sparrow 8 100 Passer montanus

Mammals

Japanese Macaque 1 50 Macaca fuscata
Japanese Serow Capricornis crispus
Japanese Squirrel 1 2 Sciurus lis
Hokkaido Red Fox 3 6 Vulpes vulpes schrencki
Sika Deer 3 400 Cervus nippon
Harbour Seal 1 1 Phoca vitulina
Sable 2 2 Martes zibellina
Raccoon Dog Nyctereutes procyonoides
Sea Otter 1 1 Enhydra lutris