[Oversea] Birding in Greater Tokyo and Mt. Fuji

Birding in Greater Tokyo and Mt. Fuji

Was recently birding in the Greater Tokyo and Mt. Fuji Area for the weekend. It was very pleasant birding, with an excellent and very experienced English speaking guide. If members are interested, please PM me and I can send you the details of the guide.

I didn't bring my camera with me, hence no pics - however attached below is the trip report and the birds we saw. Really enjoyed my weekend birding.

Field List of Birding Tour to the Greater Tokyo Area & Mt. Fuji

  Saturday, June 11: Fair
  Sunday, June 12: Fair in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon

Birding Sites:
A.        Terugasaki Beach (Oiso Town, Kanagawa Prefecture) June 11
B.        The Mouth of the Sakawagawa River (Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture) June 11
C.        Mt. Fuji Subaru Line (Okuniwa at elevation 2,200m & Jukai-dai Car Park) June 11
D.        Grassland & woodlands of Lake Yamanakako (Yamanashi Prefecture) June 11
E.        Inbanuma Marsh (Chiba Prefecture) June 12
F.        The Tonegawa River (Sasagawa, Chiba Prefecture) June 12

Japanese Green Pheasant     E. 2 males  F. 3 males
Mute Swan [introduced]     D. 3  F. 1
Eurasian Wigeon     B. 1 female
Mallard     B. 1 male
Eastern Spot-billed Duck     B. some  E. some  F. some
Little Grebe     F. 1
Rock Dove [introduced]     common
Oriental Turtle Dove     D. some (flying)  E. 1
White-bellied Green Pigeon     A. about 30
Streaked Shearwater     A. some dozens
Great Cormorant     B. about 20  E. some  F. about 20
Temminck's Cormorant     A. 1
(Eurasian Bittern)     E. 2 heard calling
Yellow Bittern     E. more than a dozen
Black-crowned Night Heron     B. 3 ad. & 1 juv.  E. 1 ad.
Grey Heron     B. some  E. some  F. some
Great White Egret     E. 1
Intermediate Egret     E. some  F. about 20
Eurasian Coot     E. 1
(Northern Hawk-Cuckoo?)     C. 1 (flying) & a few birds heard calling
(Lesser Cuckoo)     C. heard only  D. heard only
(Oriental Cuckoo)     D. heard only
Eurasian Cuckoo     C. 1  D. heard only
House Swift     on the way from A to B. a few (flying)
Long-billed Plover     B. 1
Little Ringed Plover     B. 5 or 6
Black-tailed Gull     A. about a dozen  B. some (flying)
Slaty-backed Gull     A. about 5 juv.
Little Tern     B. about a dozen  F. some (flying)
Whiskered Tern     E. 3 (2 in breeding plumage & 1 molting)
White-winged Tern     E. 1 in breeding plumage (flying)
Osprey     E. 1
Black-eared Kite    common
Common Kingfisher     E. 1 (flying)
(Japanese) Pygmy Woodpecker     D. 2 (& some calls)
Japanese (Green) Woodpecker     D. 1 male (& some calls)
Bull-headed Shrike     D. 1 male
Carrion [or Oriental] Crow     B. some  E. some  F. some
Large-billed [or Japanese] Crow     common
Goldcrest          C. 1 female (& some calls)
Willow Tit     C. a few
Coal Tit     C. 7 or 8  D. 1
Japanese [or Eastern Great] Tit     C. some  D. some
Eurasian [or Japanese] Skylark     B. 1  F. about a dozen
Barn Swallow    common
Asian House Martin     D. some (flying)  F. some (flying)
Brown-eared Bulbul     D. some  E. some
Japanese Bush Warbler    C. heard only  D. heard only  E. heard only  F. a few seen
(Japanese Leaf Warbler)     C. heard only
Eastern Crowned Warbler     D. 1 (& some heard singing)
Japanese White-eye     D. some
Marsh Grassbird     F. some
Oriental Reed Warbler     E. some dozens  F. about a dozen
Black-browed Reed Warbler     F. 1
Zitting Cisticola     B. heard only  E. some (flying)  F. some
(Eurasian Wren)     C. heard only
White-cheeked Starling     common
Chestnut-cheeked Starling     D. about 10
(Japanese Thrush)     D. heard only
Red-flanked Bluetail     C. 3 (& some heard singing)
Narcissus Flycatcher     D. 1 male (& some heard singing)
Japanese Accentor     C. 1 or 2
Eurasian Tree Sparrow     common
(Grey Wagtail)     D. heard only
White [or Black-backed] Wagtail     B. some  E. some
(Japanese Wagtail?)     B. 1 (flying)
Oriental Greenfinch     B. some (flying)  D. some  E. some  F. some
Japanese Grosbeak     C. 1
Meadow Bunting     D. some  E. some
Chestnut-eared Bunting     D. 1 male
(Japanese) Yellow Bunting     D. 1 male
Japanese Reed [or Ochre-rumped] Bunting     F. 2 or 3 males, 2 females, & 1 juv.
* 72 species (with 7 only-heard & 2 unidentified species included) in 2 days