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2019 February 22: Cemetery Tama, Musashino Park & Nogawa Park (Tokyo), 多磨霊園,武蔵野公園&野川公園(東京)
2019 February 13-19: 7-day Tour in Kyushu, Tohoku & Izu Islands, 7日間九州,東北&伊豆諸島ツアー
2019 February 11: Lake Nishinoko (Shiga Prefecture), 西の湖(滋賀)
2019 February 10: Ooura, Lake Biwa (Shiga), 琵琶湖大浦(滋賀)
2019 February 05: Mt. Kongo (Osaka Prefectures), 金剛山(大阪)
2019 February 05: Sakai city (Osaka Prefecture), 堺市(大阪)
2019 February 05: Garyu-zan Park in Suzaka City (Nagano Prefecture), 須坂市臥竜公園(長野)
2019 February 03: Kohoku Wild birds Center / Biwako Waterfowl & Wetland Center (Shiga Prefecture), 湖北野鳥センター/琵琶湖水鳥・湿地センター(滋賀)
2019 February 03: Nishi-ike Pond and nearby region (Shiga), 西池とその近郊(滋賀)
2019 February 02: Fushimi-Momoyama Castle (Kyoto Prefecture), 伏見桃山城(京都)
2019 February 01-06: 6-day Tour in Doto Area (Hokkaido), 6日間道東ツアー(北海道)
2019 January 27: Kohoku Wild Bird-Center (Shiga Prefecture), 湖北野鳥センター(滋賀)
2019 January 24: Nishio city (Aichi Prefecture), 西尾市(愛知)
2019 January 20: Heisouko Pond (Kakogawa city, Hyogo Prefecture), 平荘湖(加古川市,兵庫)
2019 January 20: Mouth of Kakogawa River (Hyogo Prefecture), 加古川河口(兵庫)
2019 January 19: Mikata-goko Lakes (Mikata Lake) (Fukui Prefecture), 三方五湖(三方湖)(福井)
2019 January 16-18: Okinawa Main Island (Okinawa) 沖縄本島(沖縄)
2019 January 15: Tatsumi-ike Pond in Nagano City (Nagano Prefecture), 長野市辰巳池(長野)
2019 January 13: Ogura reclaimed land (Uji city, Kyoto Prefecture), 巨椋干拓(京都)
2019 January 12: Kahokugata Lagoon (Ishikawa Prefecture), 河北潟(石川)
2019 January 12: Togi Region (Ishikawa Prefecture), 富来周辺(石川県)
2019 January 12: Tatsuruhama Bird Park (Ishikawa Prefecture), 田鶴浜野鳥公園(石川県)
2019 January 12: Ishikawa Prefecture, 石川県
2019 January 06: Kurondo Pond (Ikoma city, Nara Prefecture), くろんど池(生駒市,奈良)
2019 January 06: Ooizumi Ryokuchi Park (Sakai-shi, Osaka Prefecture), 大泉緑地公園(堺市,大阪)
2019 January 06: Near Kita-ike Pond (Matsubara-shi, Osaka Prefecture), 北池近隣(松原市,大阪)
2019 January 06: Kumeda Pond and nearby pond (Kishiwada-shi, Osaka Prefecture), 久米田池&近隣の池(大阪)
2019 January 05: Mikata-goko Lakes (Mikata Lake) (Fukui Prefecture), 三方五湖(三方湖)(福井)
2019 January 02-04: Fuefuki River (Fuefuki-gawa) (Yamanashi), 笛吹川(山梨)
2019 January 02: Imazu Port (Shiga Prefecture), 今津港(滋賀)
2019 January 02: Kohoku Wild Bird-Center (Shiga Prefecture), 湖北野鳥センター(滋賀)
2019 January 01: Katano Waterfowl Sanctuary (Katano KamoIke) (Ishikawa Prefecture), 片野鴨池(石川)

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2018 December: Big Year by bicycle just within Gifu City "Result of October to December, and whole 2018"
2018 December: LINNE LENS "AI illustrated encyclopedia" covered all Japanese Birds
2018 December: 12,921 Cranes recorded at Izumi Plain
2018 December: A Stranger appeared in Aichi
2018 December: Large group of tropical sea bird, Brown Booby, in Nagasaki Prefecture.
More than 300 are confirmed on the rocks in the reef of the Goto Islands
2018 December: Kogarashi-Ichigo has NOT come

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

Bird Watching by Wild Bird Society, Japan

ÿ The first day of spring in the traditional Japanese calendar has passed, but cold days continue until the beginning of March. However, birds are feeling the coming spring and have started moving.
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Hokkaido Regeon
A9-1. Washi-no-Yado
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)
A16-1. Nopporo Forest Park (Nopporo Shinrin-Koen)
A20-1. Lake O-Numa (O-Numa)
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)
Shin-ets Regeon
C2-2. Lake Hyo (Hyo-Ko)
C3-1. Asahi Pond (Asahi-Ike)
C6-2. Ichi-no-Torii Garden (Ichi-no-Torii Enchi)
C6-4. Garyu Park (Garyu-Koen)
C6-5. Mori Shogunzuka Kofun
C7-1. Karuizawa
C9-2. Tobisawa Reservoir (Tobisawa-Ike)
C9-3. Daimon Dam
Kanto Regeon
D2-1. Akagi Forest Park (Akagi Fureai-no-Mori)
D2-2. Mine Park (Mine-Koen)
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)
E4-1. Choshi Port (ChoshiKo)
E4-2. Hazaki Port (HazakiKo)
E4-3. Kujukuri Beach (Kujukuri Kaigan)
E6-1. Lake Tanzawa (Tanzawa-Ko)
E6-2. 21st Century Forest (21-seiki-no-Mori)
E6-3. Sakawa River (Sakawa-Gawa)
E7-2. Mt. Gongen & Mt. Kobo (Gongen-yama & Kobo-Yama)
E8-1. Miyagase Lake (Miyagase-Ko)
E8-2. Sagami River (Sagami-Gawa)
E9-1. Maioka Park (Maioka-Koen)
E10-2. Higashi-Takane Forest Park (Higashi-Takane Shinrin-Koen)
E10-3. Ikuta Park (Ikuta Ryokuchi)
E10-4. Tama River (Tama-Gawa)
E10-5. Tama River (Tama-Gawa)
E11-1. Jogashima Island (Joga-Shima)
Tokyo Area
F1-1. Showa Commemorative National Government Park (Showa Kinen Park)
F2-1. Hamura Intake Weir, Tamagawa River (Hamura Seki)
F3-1. Hibara Forest of Tokyo Citizen (Hibara Tomin-no-Mori)
F3-2. Mt. Mitake (Mitake-San)
F4-1. Mt. Takao (Takao-San)
F4-3. Tama Forest Science Garden (Tama Shinrin Kagaku-En)
F5-1. Tama Cemetery (Tama Reien)
F5-2. Musashino Park (Musashino-Koen)
F5-3. Nogawa Park (Nogawa-Koen)
F5-4. Inokashira Park (Inokashira Onshi-Koen)
F6-1. Meiji Shrine Inner Garden (Meiji Jingu)
F6-2. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (Shinjuku Gyoen)
F6-3. Imperial Palace East Garden (Kokyo Higashi Gyoen)
F6-4. Ueno Park (Ueno-Koen)
F7-1. Mizumoto Park (Mizumoto-Koen)
F7-2. Yahashira Cemetery (Yahashira Reien)
F8-1. Kasai-Rinkai Park (Kasai-Rinkai Park)
F8-2. Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park Nature Reserve (Tokyo-Kou Yacho-Koen)
Tokai Regeon
I1-1. Oku-Suruga Bay (Oku-Suruga Wan)
I1-2. Ukishima Marsh (Ukishima-Shitsugen)
I2-1. Onshi Hakone Park (Onshi Hakone-Koen)
I2-2. Hakone Visitor Center
I3-6. Maruhi Nature Park (Maruhi Shizen-Koen)
I3-9. Lake Yamanaka (Yamanaka-Ko)
J1-1. Okegaya Marsh (Okegaya-Ike)
J2-1. Tobayama Park (Tobayama-Koen)
J2-2. Prefectual Forest Park (Shizuoka-Ken Shinrin-Koen)
J3-1. Lake Hamanako (Hamana-Ko)
J5-1. Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Higashiyama Dou-shokubutu-En)
J5-2. Aichi Kaisho-no-Mori
J5-3. Shounai-ryokuchi Park (Shounai-ryokuchi-Koen)
J5-5. Kiso Cape Reclaimed Land (Kiso-Misaki Kantaku)
Hokuriku Regeon
J7-3. Mt. Bunao (Bunao-San)
K1-1. Mikata-goko Lakes (Mikata-GoKo)
K1-3. Nakaikemi-shicchi Wetland (Nakaikemi-shicchi)
K2-1. Katano Waterfowl Sanctuary (Katano KamoIke)
K3-1. Kahokugata Lagoon (Kahokugata)
Kinki Regeon
J9-1. Kumozu River mouth & Gonushi Coast (Kumozu-Gawa Kako & Gonushi Kaigan)
J9-2. Suzukagawaha River (Suzukagawaha-Gawa)
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)
J9-7. Ryoga Pond (Ryoga-Ike)
J10-1. Kumano River (Kumano-Gawa)
J10-2. Shihara River (Shihara-Gawa)
J10-4. Ukui Peninsula (Ukui-Hanto)
L1-1. Kusatu-oroshimono
L1-3. Lake Nishinoko (Nishi-no-Ko)
L2-1. Kohoku Wild-Bird Center (Kohoku Yacho Center)
L2-2. Nishi-Ike Pond (Nishi-Ike)
L2-3. Ane River (Ane-Gawa)
L2-5. Myojin-no-Mori
L2-6. Oura
L2-7. Kanzan Temple (Kanzan-ji)
L2-8. Imazu-Makino Water-front
L4-1. Mt. Hiei (Hiei-San)
L5-1. Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gyoen)
L5-2. Kyoto Botanical Garden (Kyoto Shokubutu-En)
L5-3. Kita-Saga
L5-4. Hiranosawa Pond (Hiranosawa-Ike)
L5-5. Mt. Anjoji (Anjoji-Yama)
L5-7. Kamo River (Kamo-Gawa)
L5-8. Nishitakase River (Nishi-takase-Gawa)
L5-9. Ogura reclaimed land (Ogura Kantaku)
L5-10. Junction of Yodo, Kizu and Uji Rivers (Yodo-Gawa, Kizu-Gawa, Uji-Gawa goryuu-chiten)
L5-11. Yodo River, Minase area (Yodo-Gawa, Minase area)
L6-1. Settsu Gorge & Akuta River (Settsu-kyo & Akuta-Gawa)
L7-1. Minoo Park (Minoo-Koen)
L7-2. Nose
L8-1. Hattori Ryokuchi Park (Hattori Ryokuchi-Koen)
L8-2. Amagasaki-shi Agriculture Park (Amagasaki-shi Nogyo-Koen)
L8-3. Yodo River, Mishimae region (Yodo-Gawa, Mishimae)
L8-3. Yodo River, Mishimae region (Yodo-Gawa, Mishimae)
L9-4. Kumihama Bay & Mt. Kabuto
L10-2. Kurondo Pond Nature Park (Kurondo-Ike Shizen-Koen)
L10-3. Midori-no-Bunka-En
L10-4. Hiraoka Park (Hiraoka-Koen)
L11-1. Minakami Pond (Minakami-Ike) & Nara Palace Site (Heijokyu-Ato)
L11-2. Kasugayama Primeval Forest (Kasuga-yama Gensei-rin)
L12-1. Osaka Catsle Park (Osaka-jo-Koen)
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)
L13-2. Ocean Fureai Plaza (Umi-to-Fureai Hiroba)
L14-1. Oizumi Ryokuchi Park (Oizumi-Koen)
L14-2. Kumeta Pond (Kumeta-Ike)
L14-3. Otsu River (Otsu-Gawa)
L15-1. Mt. Kongo (Kongo-San)
L16-1. Kino River (Kino-Kawa)
L16-2. Onosato River (Onosato-Gawa)
L16-3. Mt. Katsuragi (Katsuragi-San)
L19-1. Hidaka River (Hidaka-Gawa)
L19-2. Wada Buke
L20-1. Muko River (1/2) (Muko-Gawa)
L20-2. Muko River (2/2) (Muko-Gawa)
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)
L24-1. Eigashima
L24-2. Hayashizaki Port (Hayashizaki-Ko)
L24-3. Ishigatani Park (Ishigatani-Koen)
L25-1. Kako River (Kako-Gawa)
L25-2. Kako-o Pond (Kako-o-Ike)
L25-3. Kamo Pond (Kamo-Ike)
L25-4. Himeji Forest of Nature Observation (Himeji-shi Shizen Kansatsu-no-Mori)
L26-1. Awaji-Shima Park (Awaji-Shima-Koen)
L27-1. Amarube Port (Amarube-Ko)
L27-2. Moroyose Port (Moroyose-Ko)
Chugoku Regeon
M1-5. Hatto River and Sendai River (Hatto-Gawa and Sendai-Gawa)
M1-6. Ochidani Park & Mt. Honjin (Ochidani-Koen & Honjin-Yama)
M1-7. Lake Koyama (Koyama-Ko)
M2-1. Tenjin River (Tenjin-Gawa)
M2-2. Lake Togo (Togo-Ike)
M2-3. Ruin of Ueshi Castle (Ueshi-Jo)
M2-4. Okayama Prefectural Forest Park (Okayama Kenritsu Shinrin-Koen)
M5-1. Mt. Gagyu (Gagyu-San)
M5-2. Takahashi Natural Park (Takahashi Shizen-Koen)
M6-1. Abe Pond & Lake Kojima (Abe-Numa & Kojima-Ko)
M7-1. Lake Naka-umi (Naka-umi)
M7-3. Lake Shinji (Shinji-Ko)
M9-3. Otsu
M9-4. Shimata River (Shimata-Kawa)
M7-4. Ibi River (Ibi-Gawa)
M10-2. Lake Ono (Ono-Ko)
M11-1. Saba River (Saba-Gawa)
M11-2. Yamaguchi Prefectural Kirara beach Nature Observation Park (Yamaguchi-Kenritsu Kirara-Hama Shizen-Kansatsu-Koen)
M11-3. Tokiwa Park (Tokiwa-Koen)
M11-4. Asa River (Asa-Kawa)
Shikoku Regeon
N1-1. Mt. Mine (Mine-Yama)
N1-2. Oda Pond (Oda-Ike)
N3-1. Mt. Daisen (Daisen-zan)
N3-2. Mt. Kotohira (Kotohira-San)
N4-1. Mitoyo Reclaimed Land (Mitoyo Kantaku)
N4-2. Kunichi Pond & Katsuta Pond (Kunishi-Ike & Katsuta-Ike)
N5-1. Kamo River (Kamo-Gawa)
N5-2. Hiruko
N5-3. Lake Kurose (Kurose-Ko)
N7-1. Mt. Takanawa (Takanawa-Yama)
N8-1. Shigenobu River (Shigenobu-Gawa)
N8-2. Oya Pond (Oya-Ike)
N10-1. Yoshino River (Yoshino-Gawa)
N10-2. Mt. Bizan (Bi-zan)
N11-1. Dejima Bird Sanctuary (Dejima Yacho-En)
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)
O1-3. Mt. Kurodake (Kuro-Dake)
O2-1. Imazu
O2-2. Wajiro Tidal Flat (Wajiro Higata)
O3-1. Aburayama Citizens' Forest (Aburayama Shimin-no-Mori)
O3-2. Tenpaizan Historical Natural Park (Tenpaizan Rekishi Shizen-Koen)
O4-1. Fukakura Gorge (Fukakura-kyo)
O4-2. Mt. Hiko (Hiko-San)
O5-1. Higashi-Yoka Tidal Flat (Higashi-Yoka Higata)
O6-1. Sago
O6-3. 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)
O8-6. Omura Park (Omura-Koen)
O9-4. Kawahara-o Pond (Kawahara-o-Ike)
O11-1. Yokoshima Reclaim Land (Yokoshima Kantaku)
O11-2. Kumamoto Port (Kumamoto-Kou)
O11-3. Mt. Tatuda (Tatsuda-Yama)
O11-4. Shimo-ezu Lake (Shimo-ezu-Ko)
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)
O18-1. Hirose Reclaimed Land (Hirose Kantaku)
O18-2. Hayato Reclaimed Land (Hayato Kantaku)
O18-3. Beppu River (Beppu-Gawa)
O18-4. Kagoshima Prefectural Forest (Kagoshima Kenmin-no-Mori)
O18-5. Izumii (Kagoshima)
O19-1. Kimotsuki River (Kimotsuki-Gawa)
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
O23-6. Mangrove Park
O23-7. Mt. Yuwan (Yuwan-Dake)
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
P3-2. 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
Cruise
Q2. Ogasawara Ferry
Q4. Oarai-Tomakomai Ferry
Q5. Nagoya-Sendai-Tomakomai Ferry
Q6. Hachinohe to Tomakomai Ferry

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