Wild Birds Paradise ‘NEMURO’


Greetings, this is Nazrul from the Hokkaido Government Representative Office.

This week I want to introduce to you Wild Birds Paradise ‘NEMURO’. Nemuro is home to 60% of all wild birds officially sighted in Japan, and the abundant and diverse natural environment is raising the endangered number of wild birds in the area.

Location of Nemuro in Hokkaido

In particular, with the incoming winter season, bird watchers will be pouring into the city from all over the world. Their main aim is to capture the Stellar’s sea eagle, whose wingspan can reach up to 2.5 meters.

Stellar’s sea eagle, with wings fully spanned

At the frozen Lake Furen, up to 800 birds will flock here and visitors can witness them from the Swan 44 Nemuro Roadside Station (michi-no-eki).

Flock of Stellar’s sea eagles on top of frozen Lake Furen
Stellar’s sea eagles fighting

Apart from the above, in Nemuro visitors can hop on a bird watching cruise and see sea birds such as the spectacled guillemot and the crested auklet. Also, visitors can see small birds such as the long-tailed tit from wild bird observation sheds set up in the area, and at Shunkunitai, birds such as the snow bunting and the Asian rosy finch can be spotted.

Spectacled guillemot
Crested auklet
Scene of wild bird observation shed
Long-tailed tit

Of course, bird watching is not limited only to Nemuro as visitors can also see red-crowned cranes in Kushiro area, and Blakiston’s fish owl can be spotted at Shiretoko area. Come visit the eastern side of Hokkaido and witness the most glorious birds of the wild!

Red-crowned cranes at Kushiro

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