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2018 May 17-19: 3-Day Trip around Kanto area, 関東地域3日間鳥見旅行
2018 May 15: Nanohana-dai (Hadano, Kanagawa), 菜の花台(秦野,神奈川)
2018 May 15: Hachioji Castle Ruins (Hachioji, Tokyo), 八王子城跡(東京)
2018 May 14-15: Hegura Island (Ishikawa), 舳倉島(石川)
2018 May 13: Miyagase, Kanagawa, 宮ヶ瀬(相模原,神奈川)
2018 May 12-15: Tobi-shima Island (Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture), 飛島(山形)
2018 May 12: Around Watarase Retarding Basin (Gunma,Tochigi,Ibaraki), 渡良瀬遊水地周辺(群馬,栃木,茨城)
2018 May 11: Kaminyu Region, Yogo, Nagahama City (Shiga), 長浜市余呉町上丹生地区(滋賀)
2018 May 09: Oarai-Tomakomai Ferry (Hokkaido > Ibaraki), 大洗-苫小牧航路(北海道>茨城)
2018 May 09: Sanbanze Tidal Flat (Chiba), 三番瀬(千葉)
2018 May 06-08: Awashima Island, Niigata, 粟島(新潟)
2018 May 05: Near Ooura, Lake Biwa (Shiga), 琵琶湖大浦近隣(滋賀)
2018 May 04: Hinata Valley (Isehara City, Kanagawa), 日向渓谷(伊勢原市,神奈川)
2018 May 04: Miyagase, Kanagawa, 宮ヶ瀬(相模原,神奈川)
2018 May 01-06: Taira Island (Kagoshima), 平島(トカラ列島,鹿児島)
2018 May 01: Sanbanze Tidal Flat (Chiba), 三番瀬(千葉)
2018 April 29: Southern foot of Mt. Yatsugatake (Hokuto City, Yamanashi & Kitasaku/Minamimaki, Nagano), 八ヶ岳南麓(山梨&長野)
2018 April 29: Middle-reaches of Tama River (Kawasaki, Kanagawa), 多摩川中流(川崎)
2018 April 26: Fudakake area in Mountainous region of Tanzawa (Kanagawa), 丹沢・札掛付近(神奈川)
2018 April 23: Oku-Nikko (Tochigi), 奥日光(栃木)
2018 April 22: Ishida River (near Tsunokawa, Imazu-cho, Takashima-city) (Shiga Prefecture), 石田川,高島市角川周辺(滋賀)
2018 April 21: Umenomiya Shrine (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture), 梅宮大社(京都)
2018 April 20: Akigase Park, 秋ヶ瀬公園(埼玉)
2018 April 18: Togariishi Pre-historic Site (Chino, Nagano), 尖石遺跡(長野)
2018 April 18: Torii Pass (Gunma & Nagano), 鳥居峠(群馬/長野)
2018 April 17: Akaya River (Gunma), 赤谷川(群馬)
2018 April 17: Mine Park (Gunma), 嶺公園(群馬)
2018 April 16: Nanohana-dai, Hadano, Kanagawa, 菜の花台(秦野,神奈川)
2018 April 15: Kasai-Rinkai Park (Tokyo), 葛西臨海公園(東京)
2018 April 13-14: Challenge Journey to Hegura Island (Ishikawa), 舳倉島挑戦旅行(石川)
2018 April 10: Itakura Town (Gunma) & Watarase Retarding Basin (Gunma,Tochigi,Ibaraki), 板倉(群馬)&渡良瀬遊水地(群馬,栃木,茨城)
2018 April 08: Island Miyakejima & Cruise (Tokyo), 三宅島&航路(東京)
2018 April 07: Middle-reaches of Tama River (Kawasaki, Kanagawa), 多摩川中流(川崎)
2018 April 03: Cemetery Tama (Tokyo), 多磨霊園(東京)
2018 April 01: Kuzuryu River (near Kuzuryu-ko Station) (Fukui Prefecture), 九頭竜川(九頭竜湖駅周辺(姫路)

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2018 May: Big Year by bicycle just within Gifu City "Result of January to April, 2018"
2018 April: The arsonist is a crow?
2018 April: Confirmed 490 Japanese Murrelets (Synthliboramphus wumizusume) around Miyakejima Island
2018 March: 2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast
2018 March: Big Year by bicycle just within Gifu City
2018 March: Result of Survey of Rare Eagle by Nemuro City was "Normal"
2018 March: Growth trend of Number of Blakiston's Fish Owl in Hokkaido
2018 March: Haru-ichiban

Events ÿ Major Open Events with or without pre-application in May to June;

Bird Watching by Wild Bird Society, Japan
2018 May 19: Bird Watching at Nozuta Park (Machida City, Tokyo) by Nozuta Park
2018 May 27: Bird Watching at Matsunoyama (Tokamachi, Niigata) by Tokamachi Town
2018 May 27: Nature Watching at Kushima & Suzushima (Shingu City, Wakayama) by Ukui Visitor Center
2018 May 27: Nature Watching at Shiokawa Tidal Flat (Toyohashi & Tawara City, Aichi) by Toyohashi & Tawara City
2018 June 09: Bird Watching at The Inside Lake Biwa Forest of Yamakado Water Source (Shiga) by The Forest of Yamakado Water Source Conservation Group

ÿ Summer birds have came. The resident birds started raising chicks. Migratory birds are passing. Let's go to meet a lot of birds!

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Hokkaido Regeon
A16-1. Teuri Island (Teuri-Tou)
A7-2. Shiretoko Nature Cruise
A16-1. Nopporo Forest Park (Nopporo Shinrin-Koen)
A17-1. Lake Utonai Sanctuary (Utonai-Ko Sanctuary)
A18-1. Mu River (Mu-Kawa)
A19-2. Osaru River (Osaru-Gawa)
A19-3. Usu Beach & Usu Bay (Usu-Kaigan & Usu-Wan)
Tohoku Regeon
B1-1. Hachirogata reclaimed land (Hachirogata Kantakuchi)
B1-2. Juniko (Twelve Lakes) (Juni-Ko)
B2-3. Kabu Island (Kabu-Shima)
B2-4. Lake Ogawara & Hotoke-numa (Ogawara-Ko & Hotoke-numa)
B3-1. Tobishima Island (Tobi-Shima)
B3-2. Hiyoriyama Park (Hiyoriyama-Koen)
B5-1. Zao Wild Bird Forest (Zao Yacho-Koen)
B6-1. Forest of Small Birds (Kotori-no-Mori)
B7-1. Nakase Marsh (Nakase-Numa)
B7-2. Urabandai Wild Bird Woods (Ura-bandai Yacho-no-Mori)
Shin-ets Regeon
C1-1. Awashima Island (Awa-Shima)
C5-3. Imori Pond (Imori-Ike)
C5-4. Numa-no-hara Marsh (Numa-no-hara-Shitsugen)
C6-1. Togakushi Forest Botanical Garden (Togakushi Shinrin Shokubutu-En)
C6-2. Ichi-no-Torii Garden (Ichi-no-Torii Enchi)
C6-3. Oyachi Marsh (Oyachi-Numa)
C7-1. Karuizawa
C7-2. Hocchi
C8-1. Kamikochi
C8-2. Mt. Norikura (Norikura-Dake)
C9-1. Nobeyama
C9-2. Tobisawa Reservoir (Tobisawa-Ike)
C9-5. Kirigamine Highland (Kirigamine)
C10-2. Nishizawa Gorge (Nishizawa Keikoku)
C11-2. Lake Shibire (Shibire-Ko)
D1-1. Prefectural Ikaho Forest Park (Ikaho Shinrin-Koen)
D2-1. Akagi Forest Park (Akagi Fureai-no-Mori)
D3-1. Oku-Nikko
D3-2. Oze
D4-1. Prefectural Citizen's Forest (Kenmin-no-Mori)
D4-4. Home of Gray-faced Buzzard (Sashiba-no-Sato)
D6-1. Watarase Retarding Basin (Watarase-Yusuichi)
E1-1. Akigase Park (Akigase-Koen)
E5-1. Yatsu Tidal Flat (Yatsu Higata)
E5-2. Sanbanze Seaside Park (Sanbanze Kaihin-Koen)
E6-1. Lake Tanzawa (Tanzawa-Ko)
E6-3. Sakawa River (Sakawa-Gawa)
E8-1. Miyagase Lake (Miyagase-Ko)
Tokyo Area
F3-1. Hibara Forest of Tokyo Citizen (Hibara Tomin-no-Mori)
F3-2. Mt. Mitake (Mitake-San)
F3-3. Yanagisawa Pass (Yanagisawa-Toge)
F4-1. Mt. Takao (Takao-San)
F4-2. Hachioji Castle Ruins (Hachioji Joshi)
F8-1. Kasai-Rinkai Park (Kasai-Rinkai Park)
F8-2. Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park Nature Reserve (Tokyo-Kou Yacho-Koen)
Izu Islands
G1-1. Miyake Island (Miake-Jima)
G1-2. Hachijo Island (Hachijo-Jima)
Ogasawara Islands
H1-1. Chichi-jima Island (Chichi-Jima)
H2-1. Haha-jima Island (Haha-jima)
Tokai Regeon
I1-1. Oku-Suruga Bay (Oku-Suruga Wan)
I1-3. Fuji River (Fuji-Gawa)
I2-2. Hakone Visitor Center
I3-5. Juriki Highland (Juriki Kogen)
I3-6. Maruhi Nature Park (Maruhi Shizen-Koen)
I3-7. Asagiri Highland (Asagiri Kogen)
I3-8. Lake Shoji (Shoji-Ko)
I3-9. Lake Yamanaka (Yamanaka-Ko)
I3-10. Kita-Fuji Military Base (Kita-Fuji Enshujo)
I4-1. Nakatomi Shizen-no-Sato
J1-2. Okuni Shrine (Okuni Jinja)
J2-1. Tobayama Park (Tobayama-Koen)
J2-2. Prefectual Forest Park (Shizuoka-Ken Shinrin-Koen)
J4-2. Shiokawa Tidal Flat (Shiokawa Higata)
J5-2. Aichi Kaisho-no-Mori
J5-4. Fujimae Tidal Flat (Fujimae-Higata)
Hokuriku Regeon
J7-1. Hirugano Plateau (Hirugano Kogen)
J7-2. Nishi-katsuhara
J7-4. Houkei Temple (Houkei-Ji)
J7-5. Fukui Nature Conservation Center (Fukui Shizen-Hogo Center)
J7-6. Karikome Pond (Karikome-Ike)
J8-1. Nigorigo Spa (Nigorigo Onsen)
J9-1. Kumozu River mouth & Gonushi Coast (Kumozu-Gawa Kako & Gonushi Kaigan)
J9-3. Ano River and Shitomo River (Ano-Gawa and Shitomo-Kawa)
J9-4. Kushida River (Kushida-Gawa)
J9-5. Kumataka Shrine (Kumatake Jinja)
J9-6. Forest Park of Mie Prefecture (Mie Kenmin-no-Mori)
J10-2. Shihara River (Shihara-Gawa)
K1-2. Ikenokochi Moor (Ikenokochi-Shitsugen)
K1-3. Nakaikemi-shicchi Wetland (Nakaikemi-shicchi)
K3-1. Kahokugata Lagoon (Kahokugata)
K3-2. Wakamiya Shrine (Wakamiya Hachiman-gu)
K3-3. Ishikawaken Kenmin Seaside Park (Ishikawaken Kenmin Kaihin-Koen)
K4-1. Hegura Island (Hegura-Jima)
Kinki Regeon
L1-2. Kibogaoka Cultural Park (Kibogaoka Bunka-Koen)
L2-7. Kanzan Temple (Kanzan-ji)
L3-1. Kutsuki
L3-2. Hirogawara
L3-3. Asiu Forest (Asiu-no-Mori)
L4-1. Mt. Hiei (Hiei-San)
L5-1. Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gyoen)
L5-3. Kita-Saga
L5-5. Mt. Anjoji (Anjoji-Yama)
L5-9. Ogura reclaimed land (Ogura Kantaku)
L6-1. Settsu Gorge & Akuta River (Settsu-kyo & Akuta-Gawa)
L7-1. Minoo Park (Minoo-Koen)
L7-2. Nose
L8-2. Amagasaki-shi Agriculture Park (Amagasaki-shi Nogyo-Koen)
L8-3. Yodo River, Mishimae region (Yodo-Gawa, Mishimae)
L9-1. Mt. Oe (Oe-Yama)
L9-2. Hatta River (Hatta-Gawa)
L10-2. Kurondo Pond Nature Park (Kurondo-Ike Shizen-Koen)
L10-3. Midori-no-Bunka-En
L11-2. Kasugayama Primeval Forest (Kasuga-yama Gensei-rin)
L12-2. Yodo River (Yodo-Gawa)
L12-3. Yodo River, Ebie region (Yodo-Gawa, Ebie)
L13-1. Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary (Osaka Nan-Kou Yacho-En)
L15-1. Mt. Kongo (Kongo-San)
L16-3. Mt. Katsuragi (Katsuragi-San)
L17-1. Mt. Koya (Koya-San)
L18-1. Odaigahara
L19-2. Wada Buke
L19-3. Kizetsu Gorge (Kizetsu-Kyo)
L20-3. Takedao
L21-1. Kabutoyama Forest Park (Kabutoyama Shinrin-Koen)
L22-1. Koushien Shore (Koushien Hama)
L22-2. Omaehama Park (Omaehama-Koen)
L22-3. Ashiya Shore (Ashia-Hama)
L23-1. Mt. Rokko (Rokko-San)
L23-2. Oku-Suma Park (Oku-Suma-Koen)
L25-4. Himeji Forest of Nature Observation (Himeji-shi Shizen Kansatsu-no-Mori)
Chugoku Regeon
M1-1. Yazu-Hatto Furusato-no-Mori
M1-2. Mt. Ougi-no-sen (Ougi-no-sen)
M1-4. Wakasugi Native Forest (Wakasugi Gensei-rin)
M1-6. Ochidani Park & Mt. Honjin (Ochidani-Koen & Honjin-Yama)
M2-1. Tenjin River (Tenjin-Gawa)
M2-3. Ruin of Ueshi Castle (Ueshi-Jo)
M2-4. Okayama Prefectural Forest Park (Okayama Kenritsu Shinrin-Koen)
M3-1. Mt. Kenashi (Kenashi-Yama)
M5-1. Mt. Gagyu (Gagyu-San)
M5-2. Takahashi Natural Park (Takahashi Shizen-Koen)
M7-2. Cape Miho (Mihozeki)
M7-5. Saezuri-no-Mori (Forest of Birds Songs)
M8-1. Mt. Jakuchi (Jakuchi-San)
M9-1. Mt. Nagano (Nagano-Yama)
M9-2. Mt. Nameri (Nameri-Yama)
M9-3. Otsu
M9-4. Shimata River (Shimata-Kawa)
M10-1. 21 Century Forest (Nijuichi-Seiki-no-Mori)
M11-1. Saba River (Saba-Gawa)
M11-2. Yamaguchi Prefectural Kirara beach Nature Observation Park (Yamaguchi-Kenritsu Kirara-Hama Shizen-Kansatsu-Koen)
M11-4. Asa River (Asa-Kawa)
M12-1. Island Mishima (MiShima)
Shikoku Regeon
N1-1. Mt. Mine (Mine-Yama)
N2-1. Kankakei Gorge (Kankakei)
N3-1. Mt. Daisen (Daisen-zan)
N3-2. Mt. Kotohira (Kotohira-San)
N4-1. Mitoyo Reclaimed Land (Mitoyo Kantaku)
N5-1. Kamo River (Kamo-Gawa)
N6-1. Kamegamori Forest Road (Kamegamori Rindo)
N6-2. Mt. Ishizuchi (Ishizuchi-San)
N7-1. Mt. Takanawa (Takanawa-Yama)
N10-1. Yoshino River (Yoshino-Gawa)
N12-1. Mt. Miune (Miune)
N12-2. Mt. Tsurugi (Tsurugi-San)
N13-1. Mt. Yokokura (Yokokura-Yama)
N13-2. Tengu Highlands (Tengu Kogen)
N13-3. Shunbun Pass (Shunbun-Toge)
Kyushu Regeon
O1-1. Sone Coast (Sone Kaigan)
O1-2. Morie Bay (Morie-Wan)
O2-1. Imazu
O2-2. Wajiro Tidal Flat (Wajiro Higata)
O4-1. Fukakura Gorge (Fukakura-kyo)
O4-2. Mt. Hiko (Hiko-San)
O5-1. Higashi-Yoka Tidal Flat (Higashi-Yoka Higata)
O6-1. Sago
O6-2. Komoda
O6-3. Azamo
O8-1. Moriyama Reclaimed Land (Moriyama Kantaku)
O8-2. Onogawa Reclaimed Land (Onogawa Kantaku)
O8-3. Ushiguchi
O8-4. Sakai River (Sakai-Gawa)
O8-5. Todoroki Gorge (Todoroki-Kyo)
O9-1. Mt. Gongen (Gongen-Yama)
O9-2. Waki Cape (Waki-Misaki)
O9-3. Kaba Island (Kaba-Shima)
O11-1. Yokoshima Reclaim Land (Yokoshima Kantaku)
O11-3. Mt. Tatuda (Tatsuda-Yama)
O12-1. Kuma River (Kuma-Gawa)
O13-1. Kikuchi Gorge (Kikuchi Keikoku)
O13-2. Hakoishi Pass (Hakoishi-Toge)
O14-1. Hitotsuse River (Hitotsuse-Gawa)
O15-1. Kaeda Gorge (Kaeda Keikoku)
O16-1. National Miike Wild Bird Forest (Miike Yacho-no-Mori)
O18-3. Beppu River (Beppu-Gawa)
O18-4. Kagoshima Prefectural Forest (Kagoshima Kenmin-no-Mori)
O19-1. Kimotsuki River (Kimotsuki-Gawa)
O20-1. Mannose River (Mannose-Gawa)
O20-2. Jigen-ji Park (Jigen-ji-Koen)
O21-1. Shimo-Koshiki Island (Shimo-Koshiki-Jima)
O22-1. Taira Island (Taira-Jima)
O22-2. Kodakara Island (Kodakara-Jima)
O23-1. Ose Beach (Ose Kaigan)
O23-2. Amami Nature Observation Forest (Amami Shizen Kansatsu-no-Mori)
O23-3. Akina
O23-4. Kinsaku-baru
O23-5. Komiho
O23-6. Mangrove Park
O23-7. Mt. Yuwan (Yuwan-Dake)
O23-8. Playfield Park in Yuwan (Undo-Koen)
Okinawa Regeon
P1-1. Yanbaru
P1-2. Yona River (Yona-Gawa)
P1-3. Kijoka
P1-4. Yagaji Island (Yagaji-Shima)
P1-5. Mt. Katsuu (Katuu-Dake)
P1-7. Okinawa Prefectural Forest Park (Kenmin-no-Mori)
P1-8. Okukubi River (Okukubi-Gawa)
P1-9. Kin
P1-10. Hiyagon Tidal Flat (Hiyagon Higata)
P1-11. Lake Man (Man-Ko)
P1-12. Yone
P1-13. Senaga
P1-14. Senaga Island (Senaga-Jima)
P1-15. Komesu Coast (Komesu Kaigan)
P2-1. Mt. Ara (Ara-Dake)
P2-2. Nakachi
P3-1. Higasihenna Cape (Higashihenna-Zaki)
P3-2. Yonaha Bay (Yonaha-Wan)
P3-3. Ikema Island (Ikema-Jima)
P4-1. Ishigaki Airport (Ishjigaki KuKo)
P4-2. Ohama
P4-3. Shinkawa (Shin-Kawa)
P4-4. Mt. Bannna (Bannna-Dake)
P4-5. Ishigaki Dam
P4-6. Nagura
P4-7. Mt. Omoto (Omoto-Dake)
P4-8. Sakieda Bay (Sakieda-Wan)
P5-1. Nakama River (Nakama-Gawa)
P5-2. Gyoyoshi River (Gyoyoshi-Gawa)
P5-3. Urauchi River (Urauchi-Gawa)
P5-4. Sumiyoshi
P6-1. Sonai
P6-2. Hikawa
P6-3. Kubira
P6-4. Cape Agari (Agari-saki)
Cruise
Q2. Ogasawara Ferry
Q3. Miyake & Hachijo Ferry
Q4. Oarai-Tomakomai Ferry
Q5. Nagoya-Sendai-Tomakomai Ferry
Q6. Hachinohe to Tomakomai Ferry

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