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Initial Last Name Area Available Language

 
S Minns Hiroshima Weekend English, Japanese, French

 
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.

 
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.

 
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


Y Toyama Yokohama, Kanagawa Anytime Japanese and English
I love Taiwan and went to Alisan mountain area last winter (December, 2015). I was a little disappointed because of out of bird watching season, rain, and car sick. I cannot get enough information before the travel. So, I'd like to receive the information on birds I'm interested in and send the information on birds you are interested in. Area:
China town in Yokohama

Area Birds:
goshawk
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky divingTravel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobileVisit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, techAttend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swapParticipate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

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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First Name Last Name Area Available Language


Mark Brazil Sapporo, Hokkaido Anytime English, some Japanese
                                                               

Author/Naturalist (“Field Guide to the Birds of Japan” (to be published in 2017); ”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. Born in the UK, I have lived in New Zealand and been based back in Japan since 1998. I have been birding in Japan since 1980 and birding worldwide since 1974. I was previously professor of Biodiversity and Conservation at Rakuno Gakuen University, and prior to that with a career in the field of natural history documentary for television. Currently author and tour leader focussing on birds and wildlife.

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. I travel regularly throughout Hokkaido and with guests most frequently to east Hokkaido, to the Kushiro, Akan, Nemuro and Shiretoko areas. Common target species in winter are: Blakiston’s Fish Owl, Ural 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 (September/October) is great too! I have been designing and leading tours of Japan since 1980 and continue to guide tours throughout the year for individuals, families and professional bird and wildlife tour companies.


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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.

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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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