Wintering Birds of Lake Kawahara



Lake is a small lake by the sea in , . It is not far from Kabashima, one of the best places for spring and autumn migrants.

Lake Kawahara is particularly attractive to thrushes and starlings, but smaller passerines also winter here as there is plenty of shelter for them in the forests along the shore, as well as open feeding grounds. The lake itself doesn’t really attract too much in the way of rarities.

This winter White’s Thrush was the main attraction, but other common winter species are easy to see here, as are common residents.

While the lake is not really a destination in its own right, it is well worth a quick stop on the way to or from Kabashima!

Daurian (male)

John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, Japan. John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

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John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, Japan. John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

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