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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
S Minns Hiroshima Weekend English, Japanese, French
Y Kurosawa Tsurui, Hokkaido Anytime English/Japanese
I am a bird lover and a nature history translator. I live in a village which is a very famous Japanese crane habitat. You can see many cranes during winter and some in Summer. There is Kushiro Shitsugen National Park nearby, so you can see many other birds like Steller's Sea Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Latham's Snipe etc.
M Jansen Fukuoka, Kyushu Anytime English, Dutch, some Japanese
I'm living on a sailboat and move around Asia a lot, but Fukuoka is home. You can see my websites: http://wingsndthings.blogspot.jp and http://syalishan.blogspot.jp
G Clendennen Nana Anytime English, limited Japanese, some German, French
Near-retired university teacher, birding since I was seven. Our area has northern ducks and a few others in February and March, @35 species per morning.
S Isoe Suita, Osaka Anytime Japanese, English
M Hashimoto Osaka/Kobe/Kyoto. Kansai Anytime Japanese, English
A member of Wild Bird of Society of Japan,Osaka Chapter, retired from a trading firm for 40 years. I have been enjoying birdwatching for about 20years. I am familiar with birds in Osaka city and Kansai area. I can come to Kansai Air Port or any hotel downtown Osaka to see foreign Birdingpals as I live in downtown Osaka. I like watching birds with Birdingpals at Yodo river, Nankou Bird Sanctuary and Minoo park. Even Kyoto. I drive a light vehicle, friendly to global environment, however big enough to carry 3 Birdingpals.
L Indelicato Naha, Okinawa Anytime English
I've been in Okinawa for two years now, but am originally from Toronto, Canada. I always welcome visiting birders, to help them get their Okinawa birds.
S Fukuhara Shizuoka-ken, Shizuoka Weekend Japanese, English
I am a novice birdwatcher who occasionally enjoy watching birds in the pond. I can hardly recognize the birds without guidings and assistance from experienced birdwatchers or reference books. Popular birdwatching sites in and around Fujieda include Rengejiike Park and the mouth of Oi River.
T Bannister Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Weekend English, German, French, Dutch, Japanese
C Cook Tokyo Weekend English, Japanese
C Harper Yokohama Weekend English, Japanese
Relaxed birding near Yokohama on a Sunday (Sorry, I'm working the other 6 days). No running madly around to get every bird possible, but we'll have a nice walk in the woods or along the riverside, pick up at least a couple of endemics, and see some locations not included in the bird finding guides to the area. I've been birding around here since 1990.


Professional Guides

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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
M Brazil Sapporo, Hokkaido Anytime English, some Japanese
Author/Naturalist ("Field Guide to the Birds of East Asia" 2009; "Birds of Japan" 1991; "Birdwatcher's Guide to Japan" 1987) based just outside Sapporo, western Hokkaido, with easy access to all areas of Hokkaido. Birding Japan since 1980. I live close to Nopporo Forest Park - the only large area of protected lowland forest in west Hokkaido; an ideal location to visit when in Sapporo. Close to various groups of mountains with year round access, within reach of Miyajima-numa (a Ramsar site renowned for its passage of Greater White-fronted Geese and other waterfowl) and Lake Utonai, another wetland site famous for geese, swans and in summer for birds such as Latham's Snipe and Gray's Grasshopper Warbler. Further east, common targets in winter are: Blakiston's Fish Owl, Red-crowned Crane; Steller's and White-tailed Sea Eagles, and in summer all of the regular breeding birds of Hokkaido. Winter birding is great from November to March, and summer birding is excellent in May and June, the autumn is great too!
K Shinoda Tokyo Anytime Japanese, English
I’m a male Japanese birding guide with more than a decade’s experience. I frequently guide individuals and small groups of visiting birders in the Tokyo area on day trips. Longer trips can be arranged throughout the country as well. My guiding philosophy is to give my clients the most enjoyable and rewarding birding experience possible in Japan.

Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Japan
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Japanese Society for Preservation of Birds Club
Kabukuri Wetlands Club Club
Wild Bird Society of Japan Club
Wild Bird Society of Japan Osaka Chapter Club
Japan Aalcid Society Club
Shiokawa Tidalflat Preservation Association Club
Masahiro Hashimoto's Osaka
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Last update 17/02/2014