News Japan

Once super-abundant, the Yellow-breasted Bunting is now listed as Endangered  © Sergey Yeliseev

Is the Yellow-breasted Bunting the next Passenger...

Tue, 17/10/2017
Wide-scale, unchecked hunting has, in the space of just three decades, driven frightening declines in two widespread bunting species, on both sides of the Eurasian landmass. Armed with our scientific findings, the BirdLife Partnership is now working to help buntings recover.
Mute Swan © HIH Princess Takamado

Dancing Birds

Sun, 01/10/2017
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, October 2017
Eurasian Bittern (male) © HIH Princess Takamado

‘Good or Bad’: Reed Bed

Tue, 01/08/2017
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, August 2017
Oriental Cuckoo & Brown-eared Bulbul © HIH Princess Takamado

Threats and Attacks of Birds

Thu, 01/06/2017
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, June 2017
Barnacle Goose © HIH Princess Takamado

Rearing Chicks in Northern Europe

Sat, 01/04/2017
“Through the Lens”, Fujingahou Magazine, April 2017
Black-tailed Gull © Noriko Hisamatsu

Japan is home to one third of all seabirds - so...

Tue, 07/02/2017
For the first time, Japan's most vital breeding, nesting and feeding seabird sites have been identified - the first step towards awarding them protected status.
Barnacle Goose © HIH Princess Takamado

Early Morning Light

Wed, 01/02/2017
“Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, February2017
Japanese Murrelet © feathercollector/Shutterstock

Threatened seabird successfully breeds using...

Mon, 23/01/2017
After six years of trial and error, BirdLife's Japanese Partner has constructed an artificial nesting site that's to the liking of the threatened Japanese Murrelet.
Great Tit © HIH Princess Takamado

Unknown Biology of Birds

Thu, 01/12/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, December 2016
Crested Kingfisher © HIH Princess Takamado

The Crest of Bird

Sat, 01/10/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, October 2016

How simple striped sheets could save seabirds

Fri, 30/09/2016
Low-cost synthetic sheets, affixed to fishing nets, could help to warn diving seabirds away from the fine nylon mesh that claims hundreds of thousands of their lives annually
Great Cormorant © HIH Princess Takamado

The Moment Birds Take Off

Mon, 01/08/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, August 2016
Alton will now work in Taiwan to save seabirds from accidental death. © Ross Wanless

Training scientists to save seabirds

Mon, 06/06/2016
Meet Alton. He is tall, calm of character, and with a measured approach to work. He knows his fish and he knows his boats. And now he has become a seabird identification expert too – he works in Taiwan to teach fisheries observers to save seabirds from accidental death.
Great Spotted Woodpecker © HIH Princess Takamado

A Wonder of Evolution - Woodpeckers

Wed, 01/06/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, June 2016
Ural Owl, a juvenile © HIH Princess Takamado

The Goddess of Wisdom

Fri, 01/04/2016
“Through the Lens”, Fujingaho Magazine, April 2016
Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) in flight (Photo: Yun-tak Chung/HKBWS)

Record Black-faced Spoonbill count, despite...

Fri, 11/03/2016
The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census recorded 3,356 individuals in January 2016, an increase of 2.6% from the last year’s 3,272 individuals, and a record recent count for this Endangered Asian waterbird.
Scaly Thrush (Zoothera dauma) Photo: HIH Princess Takamado

Thrushes in Winter

Mon, 01/02/2016
'Through the Lens', Fujingaho Magazine, February 2016