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Birds of passage

Culture & Tourism > Nakdong Estuary Eco Center > Information on the Ecology > Living organisms > Birds > Birds of passage
Around April to May and from around the last ten days of August until October, when they migrate to their breeding grounds and wintering place, they feed while resting at the mouth of the Nakdonggang River, storing energy in preparation for the long flight ahead. The birds of passage are mostly snipes and plovers and they form a group of more than, 2,000 birds in all, covering the sandy shore and mud flats.
중부리도요(Whimbrel)

Whimbrel

Egretta garzetta Length : 43cm
  • Period : Apr. ~ May., Aug. ~ Oct.
  • Prey : Lugwoms, Insects, Crabs
뒷부리도요(Terek sandpiper)

Little ringed plover

Charadrius dubius Length : 16cm
  • Period : Apr. ~ Aug.
  • Prey : Insects, Spiders
노랑발도요(Gray-tailed tattler)

Gray-tailed tattler

Tringa brevipes Length : 86cm
  • Period : Apr. ~ May., Aug. ~ Oct.
  • Prey : Insects, Lugworms
검은머리물떼새(Oystercathcer)

Oystercathcer

haematopus ostralegus Length : 45cm
  • Natural Monument No. 326
  • Period : Feb. ~ Apr., Sep. ~ Nov.
  • Prey : Aquatic animals, Crabs, Insects