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2018 November 19: Cemetery Tama (Fuchu, Tokyo), 多磨霊園(府中,東京)
2018 November 18: Tokyo Bay, Urayasu area (Chiba), 東京湾・浦安(千葉)
2018 November 18: Lake Nishinoko (Shiga Prefecture), 西の湖(滋賀)
2018 November 18: Middle-reaches of Sagami River (Atsugi, Kanagawa), 相模川中流域(厚木,神奈川)
2018 November 17: Kohoku Wild Bird-Center (Shiga Prefecture), 湖北野鳥センター(滋賀)
2018 November 15: Sakata Yama in Suzaka City (Nagano Prefecture), 須坂市坂田山共生の森(長野)
2018 November 15: Miyagase, Kanagawa, 宮ヶ瀬(相模原,神奈川)
2018 November 14: Middle-reaches of Tama River (Inagi, Tokyo), 多摩川中流(川崎)
2018 November 12: Cemetery Tama (Fuchu, Tokyo), 多磨霊園(府中,東京)
2018 November 11: Itakura paddy field & Watarase Retarding Basin (Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki), 板倉たんぼ&渡良瀬遊水地(群馬,栃木,茨城)
2018 November 11: Oku-Nikko (Tochigi), 奥日光(栃木)
2018 November 10-11: Lake Nishinoko (Shiga Prefecture), 西の湖(滋賀)
2018 November 09: Miyagase, Kanagawa, 宮ヶ瀬(相模原,神奈川)
2018 November 07: Middle-reaches of Tama River (Inagi, Tokyo), 多摩川中流(稲城)
2018 November 04: Katakai Port (Chiba), 片貝港(千葉)
2018 November 04: Lake Nishinoko (Shiga Prefecture), 西の湖(滋賀)
2018 November 01: Miyagase, Kanagawa, 宮ヶ瀬(相模原,神奈川)
2018 October 29: Middle-reaches of Tama River (Kawasaki, Kanagawa), 多摩川中流(川崎,稲城)
2018 October 27-28: Nakaikemi Wetland (Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture), 中池見湿地(福井県敦賀市)
2018 October 24-26: Kushiro & Tokachi areas (Hokkaido), 釧路&十勝エリア(北海道)
2018 October 22: Sanbanze Tidal Flat (Chiba) & Kasai-Rinkai Park (Tokyo), 三番瀬(千葉)&葛西臨海公園(東京)
2018 October 20: Nakaikemi Wetland & Ikenokouchi Moor (Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture), 中池見湿地&池河内湿原(福井県敦賀市)
2018 October 18: Kyoto Imperial Garden (Kyoto), 京都御苑(京都)
2018 October 17: Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary (Osaka City), 大阪南港野鳥園港(大阪)
2018 October 15-17: Island Tobi-shima (Yamagata), 飛島(酒田, 山形)
2018 October 13-14: Nakaikemi Wetland (Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture), 中池見湿地(福井県敦賀市)
2018 October 08: Sanbanze Tidal Flat (Chiba) & Inashiki area (Ibaraki), 三番瀬(千葉)&稲敷(茨城)
2018 October 08: Ikenokouchi Moor (Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture), 池河内湿原(福井県敦賀市)
2018 October 08: Nakaikemi Wetland (Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture), 中池見(福井県敦賀市)
2018 October 08: Mt. Gongen (Hadano, Kanagawa), 権現山(秦野,神奈川)
2018 October 06, 07: Osaka Castle Park (Osaka Prefecture), 大阪城公園(大阪)
2018 October 01-02: Isa Marsh (Saitama), 伊佐沼(埼玉)
2018 October 01: Downstream of Sakawa River (Kanagawa), 酒匂川下流(神奈川)

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2018 November: First Snow in Sapporo on Nov. 20, 2018, Latest in history
2018 November: Establishment of the immortalized cell line derived from Okinawa rail (endangered species)
2018 November: Steller's Sea-eagle "Grandma of Yamamotoyama" comes back to Lake Biwa, for 21 seasons in series
2018 November: Hunting Season starts, Be careful !!
2018 November: Yellow-breasted bunting was further reduced its number by 6 pairs, resulting in only 25 pairs !!
2018 October: Kasai-rinkai Park is registered by Ramsar Convention, Conservation activities paid off
2018 October: Japan's first environmental management plan, Nakaikemi Wetland on Hokuriku Shinkansen route
2018 October: First arrival of Crane in Kagoshima in this season
2018 October: Ptarmigan in Central Alps, flew from Mt. Norikura of Northern Alps
2018 October: 3,967, the Largest number of Migrating Grey-faced Buzzard in this Autumn
2018 October: Big Year by bicycle just within Gifu City "Result of May to September, 2018"
2018 October: Red-crowned Crane with an artificial leg being shown for the first time at Kushiro Zoo

Events ÿ Major Open Events with or without pre-application;

Bird Watching by Wild Bird Society, Japan

ÿ Winter birds are coming in one after another flying on the wind from the north.
Let's go to meet winter visitors at the forests, reed fields or nature parks.

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Hokkaido Regeon
A4-2. Lake Komuke (Komuke-Ko)
A6-2. Shiretoko National Park (Shiretoko Kokuritsu-Koen)
A9-1. Notsuke Peninsula (Notsuke-Hanto)
A10-1. Cape Nosattspu (Nosattspu-Misaki)
A11-1. Ochiishi Nature Cruise
A12-1. Shunkunitai Wild Bird Sanctuary (Shunkunitai Gensei-Yacho-Koen)
A13-1. Tsurui-Ito Tancho Sanctuary, Kushiro Wetland (Tsurui Tancho Sanctuary, Kushiro-Shitsugen)
A14-1. Tokachi River (Tokachi-Gawa)
A16-1. Nopporo Forest Park (Nopporo Shinrin-Koen)
A19-4. Date City Reclamation Memorial Museum (Date Kaitaku-Kinen-Kan)
A20-1. Lake O-Numa (O-Numa)
A20-2. Yurappu River (Yurappu-Gawa)
Tohoku Regeon
B1-1. Hachirogata reclaimed land (Hachirogata Kantakuchi)
B2-2. Takamatsu Pond (Takamatsu-Ike)
B3-3. Mogami River Swan Park (Mogami-Gawa Hakucho-Koen)
B4-1. Lake Izu-Numa (Izu-Numa)
B4-2. Kabukuri-Numa Marsh (Kabukuri-Numa)
B6-1. Forest of Small Birds (Kotori-no-Mori)
Shin-ets Regeon
C2-2. Lake Hyo (Hyo-Ko)
C3-1. Asahi Pond (Asahi-Ike)
C7-1. Karuizawa
C7-2. Hocchi
C9-1. Nobeyama
C9-2. Tobisawa Reservoir (Tobisawa-Ike)
C9-3. Daimon Dam
Kanto Regeon
D2-2. Mine Park (Mine-Koen)
D3-1. Oku-Nikko
D4-1. Prefectural Citizen's Forest (Kenmin-no-Mori)
D4-2. Senbon-Matsu Farm (Senbon-Matsu Bokujo)
D4-3. Hada Pond (Hada-Numa)
D5-1. Koyama Dam
D6-1. Watarase Retarding Basin (Watarase-Yusuichi)
D6-2. Tatara Marsh (Tatara-Numa)
D7-1. Ukishima
D7-2. Nishi-no-su Reclaimed Land (Nishi-no-su Kantaku)
D7-3. Hinuma Lake (Hi-Numa)
E1-1. Akigase Park (Akigase-Koen)
E1-2. Lake Sai (Sai-Ko)
E1-3. Kitamoto Nature Observation Park (Kitamoto Shizen-Kansatsu Koen)
E1-4. Isa Marsh (Isa-Numa)
E2-1. Lake Sayama (Sayama-Ko)
E3-1. Lake Tega-Numa (Tega-Numa)
E3-2. Lake Inba-Numa (Inba-Numa)
E5-2. Sanbanze Seaside Park (Sanbanze Kaihin-Koen)
E7-2. Mt. Gongen & Mt. Kobo (Gongen-yama & Kobo-Yama)
E8-1. Miyagase Lake (Miyagase-Ko)
Tokyo Area
F7-1. Mizumoto Park (Mizumoto-Koen)
F8-1. Kasai-Rinkai Park (Kasai-Rinkai Park)
F8-2. Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park Nature Reserve (Tokyo-Kou Yacho-Koen)
Izu Islands
Ogasawara Islands
H1-1. Chichi-jima Island (Chichi-Jima)
H2-1. Haha-jima Island (Haha-jima)
Tokai Regeon
I1-2. Ukishima Marsh (Ukishima-Shitsugen)
J2-1. Tobayama Park (Tobayama-Koen)
J2-2. Prefectual Forest Park (Shizuoka-Ken Shinrin-Koen)
J5-2. Aichi Kaisho-no-Mori
J5-5. Kiso Cape Reclaimed Land (Kiso-Misaki Kantaku)
J6-1. Toki River (Toki-Gawa)
Hokuriku Regeon
K1-3. Kusatu-oroshimono
K2-1. Katano Waterfowl Sanctuary (Katano KamoIke)
K3-1. Kahokugata Lagoon (Kahokugata)
Kinki Regeon
L1-1. Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gyoen)
L1-3. Lake Nishinoko (Nishi-no-Ko)
L3-1. Kutsuki
L5-1. Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gyoen)
L5-2. Kyoto Botanical Garden (Kyoto Shokubutu-En)
L7-1. Minoo Park (Minoo-Koen)
L10-2. Kurondo Pond Nature Park (Kurondo-Ike Shizen-Koen)
L12-1. Osaka Catsle Park (Osaka-jo-Koen)
L16-3. Mt. Katsuragi (Katsuragi-San)
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
M1-4. Wakasugi Native Forest (Wakasugi Gensei-rin)
M2-4. Okayama Prefectural Forest Park (Okayama Kenritsu Shinrin-Koen)
M7-1. Lake Naka-umi (Naka-umi)
M7-4. Hii River (Hii-Gawa)
M11-2. Yamaguchi Prefectural Kirara beach Nature Observation Park (Yamaguchi-Kenritsu Kirara-Hama Shizen-Kansatsu-Koen)
Shikoku
N1-1. Mt. Mine (Mine-Yama)
N8-2. Oya Pond (Oya-Ike)
N10-1. Yoshino River (Yoshino-Gawa)
N11-1. Dejima Bird Sanctuary (Dejima Yacho-En)
Kyushu Regeon

O1-1. Sone Coast (Sone Kaigan)
O1-2. Morie Bay (Morie-Wan)
O2-1. Imazu
O2-2. Wajiro Tidal Flat (Wajiro Higata)
O4-2. 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)
O11-1. Yokoshima Reclaim Land (Yokoshima Kantaku)
O12-1. Kuma River (Kuma-Gawa)
O14-1. Hitotsuse River (Hitotsuse-Gawa)
O18-3. Beppu River (Beppu-Gawa)
O18-4. Kagoshima Prefectural Forest (Kagoshima Kenmin-no-Mori)
O18-5. Izumi (Kagoshima)
O20-1. Mannose River (Mannose-Gawa)
O20-2. Jigen-ji Park (Jigen-ji-Koen)
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
O23-7. 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)
P1-8. 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)
P4-6. 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
Q4. Oarai-Tomakomai Ferry
Q5. Nagoya-Sendai-Tomakomai Ferry
Q6. Hachinohe to Tomakomai Ferry

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