Birding/ Bird watching in Japan -  Miyake Island / Miyakejima


Birding/ Bird watching in Japan -  Miyake Island / Miyakejima

Sunday 7th of April 2019 and my alarm went off at 4 o´clock giving me ample time for a shower. We left the ship at 04:45 and we went to look for the driver from our “inn” Pension OSHIDORI which means Mandarin Duck in Japanese. We were soon in the car on our way. We left the bags at the “inn”.

I was not very happy to discover that there were no furniture in my room, sleeping on the floor. Anyway, I hope to see many of the birds in the checklists my Guide sent to me. Bird checklists as pdf files below:
Tokyo Area bird check list - April
Miyake Island bird check list - April



Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - Miyake Island / Miyakejima
Coming ashore on Miyake Island / Miyakejima

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - Miyake Island / Miyakejima
Loading and discharging cargo as well

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - Miyake Island / Miyakejima
Leaving the ferry behind

Pension OSHIDORI
My “inn” Pension OSHIDORI

Pension OSHIDORI
My “inn” Pension OSHIDORI

Pension OSHIDORI
Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st What the!!!?? Where is the furnitures?

Pension OSHIDORI
Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st What the!!!?? Where is the furnitures?

Pension OSHIDORI
Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st What the!!!?? Where is the furnitures?

We leave Pension OSHIDORI and their Driver took us to the Miyake Nature Center. My Guide will go to pick up our rented car at 8 o'clock while I stay at the Tairoike Pond to look for birds.

三宅島--大路池 (Miyakejima--Tairo-ike)

Park your car at Miyake Nature Center and check the walk path for Izu Trushes before walking up to the Miyake Nature Center. They are there in the morning. You can walk on a dirt path from Miyake Nature Center to the Tairoike Pond. But you can also drive your car on a dust road to the north platform.

Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center is a fantastic place for bird watching. A very beautiful area to walk around enjoying the sights and bird song. And I really like that you can take your car. Driving along with the side door open and you have your own hide with you.

Map of the Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center

Warbling White-eye, Zosterops japonicus, Japanese White-eye, Mountain White-eye, メジロ
Japanese White-eye

Warbling White-eye, Zosterops japonicus, Japanese White-eye, Mountain White-eye, メジロ
Japanese White-eye

Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center
Walking along the dirt road towards the north platform

Ijima's Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus ijimae, Izu Leaf Warbler, Ijima's Willow Warbler, Ijima's Warbler, イイジマムシクイ

Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center
Walking along the dirt road towards the north platform

Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center
Japanese Buzzard far away

Listen to the Japanese Bush Warbler

Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder, high pass filter applied in Audacity

Recording the bird was easy, the whole forest was full of them. But to get a picture was impossible


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Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center
At the north platform

Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center
Egrets in a tree

Listen to the Ijima's Leaf Warbler

Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy recorder. High pass filter applied in Audacity

Recorded the bird and I used the play back to get a picture of the bird and that was not easy


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Ijima's Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus ijimae, Izu Leaf Warbler, Ijima's Willow Warbler, Ijima's Warbler, イイジマムシクイ
Ijima's Leaf Warbler / イイジマムシクイ

Ijima's Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus ijimae, Izu Leaf Warbler, Ijima's Willow Warbler, Ijima's Warbler, イイジマムシクイ
Ijima's Leaf Warbler / イイジマムシクイ

Ijima's Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus ijimae, Izu Leaf Warbler, Ijima's Willow Warbler, Ijima's Warbler, イイジマムシクイ
Ijima's Leaf Warbler / イイジマムシクイ

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - Miyake Island / Miyakejima
Leaving the Tairoike Pond

My eBird checklist from Miyake Island / Miyakejima - Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center can be downloaded HERE
Or online on ebird´s web page, click HERE


三宅島空港 (Miyakejima Airport)

There are water birds along the dramatic lava rock coast line. Great Egrets and one Intermediate Egret was looking for food. Many Cormorants on the rocks. It was a little too windy to enjoy the bird watching fully. Sea gulls was sitting on the lava rocks and the area is well worth a visit.

Miyake Island - Airport

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - 三宅島空港 - Miyakejima Airport
Intermediate Egret next to a Great Egret
Visit my page on how to identify Egrets by clicking HERE

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - 三宅島空港 - Miyakejima Airport
Intermediate Egret / チュウサギ

White Wagtail, Motacilla alba, Sädesärla, Black-backed Wagtail  Motacilla alba lugens, クセキレイ
Female White Wagtail / クセキレイ

My eBird checklist from Miyakejima - Airport can be downloaded HERE
Or online on ebird´s web page, click HERE


三宅島--薬師堂 (Miyakejima--Yakushido Temple)

We drove north on the east side of the island and I checked my eBird map, next birding hotspot was the Yakushido Temple. Takes about 30 minutes to drive a circle around the island so it took us about 15 minutes to reach the NW corner and the Yakushido Temple. We parked the car and we spent some time at the temple.

We didn´t see any birds so I played my recording of the Ijima's Leaf Warbler / イイジマムシクイ that I made back at the Tairoike Pond.

Ijima's Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus ijimae, Izu Leaf Warbler, Ijima's Willow Warbler, Ijima's Warbler, イイジマムシクイ
Ijima's Leaf Warbler / イイジマムシクイ

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - 三宅島, 薬師堂, Miyakejima, Yakushido Temple - Japanese Robin, Luscinia akahige tanensis, タネコマド
Japanese Robin / タネコマド
Picture is not good enough to make it to my list of observed birds

We walked back towards the car and we spotted a Japanese Robin, a very beautiful bird. But the picture wasn't any good so this was a disappointment. We left the area and we drove to see if we could see any birds at the Izu Cape.

My eBird checklist from Miyakejima - Yakushido Temple can be downloaded HERE
Or online on ebird´s web page, click HERE


三宅島--伊豆崎 (Miyakejima--Izu Cape)

Coming down to the Izu Cape Light House and we only see two crows sitting and watching a couple having picnic lunch. We parked the car, and BOOM! The crows came to sit above us to see if we had any food for them.

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - 三宅島--伊豆崎, Miyakejima--Izu Cape
Two crows watching a couple having picnic lunch

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - 三宅島--伊豆崎, Miyakejima--Izu Cape
We park our rented car

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - Miyake Island / Miyakejima

Large-billed crow, thick-billed crow, Jungle crow, Corvus macrorhynchos, ハシブトガラス, Corvus macrorhynchos japonensis, อีกา

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - 三宅島--伊豆崎, Miyakejima--Izu Cape

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - 三宅島--伊豆崎, Miyakejima--Izu Cape

We didn't stay long as it was very windy and no sign of any exciting birds. We left Izu Cape driving back to Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center for the last birding for today.

My eBird checklist from Miyakejima - Izu Cape can be downloaded HERE
Or online on ebird´s web page, click HERE


三宅島--大路池 (Miyakejima--Tairo-ike)

We start at the Miyake Nature Center to look for the Izu Thrush, but no pictures. Back at the platform and we park the car at the parking lot at the Tairoike Pond. My Guide told me that there had been a Mandarin Duck reported to be in the pond. We could see the Mandarin Duck down at the south platform.

We started to walk along the pond on the track between north and the south platforms. We see a Japanese Cormorant, and of course, several White-eyes, Ijima's Warblers and Japanese Bush Warblers. There was a couple of Coots swimming in the pond close to the Mandarin Duck.

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center
Japanese Cormorant / ウミウ
Picture is not good enough to make it to my list of observed birds

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center

Mandarin Duck, Aix galericulata, オシドリ

Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center is a very beautiful area and I really want to come back again, well, we will be back tomorrow for some “Good morning” bird watching. We drove back to Japanese dinnerPension Oshidori. No place to sit down in my room so I had to sit in the restaurant until it was time for dinner.

Dinner at 18 thirty and it was what I had expected on a Japanese Island, fish, all Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.stcourses was something with fish. It was very good, well, except the fish head. In bed at 9 with the alarm set to go off at 4 o´clock.

Birding/ Bird watching in Japan - Pension Oshidori, Miyakejima
Dinner

We will leave for Tairoike Pond and Miyake Nature Center at 5 o'clock and we will do some birding before returning the rented car at 12 o'clock. Click HERE to find out if we find any birds.




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