The BLOG ENTRIES are just below this introduction.

(The majority of the posts are complete. The newer posts in the last few months are complete, except for photos – of which I am still going through thousands to find the ones for the newer posts).

This is a diary of my adventures, solo and with fellow birders. The photos of birds here mainly serves as a record of birds I see, or reference for birds that I want to ID. Some that turned out OK are found under the “best shots” menu. It is a great feeling being out in the field watching birds. As well as birding, I enjoy photographing birds.

I seriously started birding in 1979 in college; though the first bird I was awed by was in 1968. My first birding trip was to Mount Pinos in California. Seeing the beauty of California condors, got me hooked. 1979 was pre-internet and computers, so I keep an ever-growing checklist of birds in my Peterson’s Guide. Unfortunately, this guide was forever lost in a long distance move. Thus I had to start over, not able to remember so many of those birds.

Life put birds on hiatus for awhile, but I have returned with a vengeance. Humbly ready to absorb all there is to offer. I do the best with the equipment I have; eventually I hope to improve the quality of my lenses. Luckily, there are many fellow birders that are very kind, and generous with their knowledge. Thank you all, and I appreciate it!

Any corrections in birds or comments are always welcomed. As well, feel free to check out the links page, which leads to other birders in Hokkaido and sites of birding interest. I have used my own photos for the majority of posts; but in some bird sightings, (in order to give the reader a clearer idea of the bird), I have referenced wonderful photographs of fellow birders, and given credit due to them along with the photograph.

  • Jeff 🙂

Kasuna Rinkai Park II

August 12, 2019

Ranshima Beach I

August 11, 2019

Naebo VII

August 4, 2019

Yoichi V

August 4, 2019

Funahamacho I

August 4, 2019

Asari Dam I

July 15, 2019

Hiraiso I

July 9, 2019

Naebo Park VI

July 7, 2019

Jozankei I

July 6, 2019

Shukutsu V

June 23, 2019

Yoichi IV

June 16, 2019

Kasai Rinkai Park I

June 8, 2019


June 2, 2019

Naebo Park IV

May 19, 2019

Hokkaido University II

May 12, 2019

Maruyama Park V

May 12, 2019

Hariusu Bay I

May 12, 2019

Onuma Park

May 4, 2019

Miyajimanuma I

April 21, 2019

Maruyama Park IV

April 14, 2019

Shukutsu IV

April 13, 2019

Moseushi II

April 12, 2019

Hariususcho Tunnel II

April 10, 2019

The Hokkaido Nuthatches

April 8, 2019

Otaru Marina I

April 7, 2019

Naebo Park III

April 7, 2019

Lake Utonai I

March 21, 2019

Ebisu Island I

March 13, 2019

Maruyama Park III

March 10, 2019

Yoichi III

June 5, 2018

Shukutsu III

May 26, 2018

Yoichi II

May 21, 2018

Shukutsu II

May 12, 2018

Maruyama Park II

May 11, 2018

Yoichi I

May 8, 2018

Naebo Park II

May 4, 2018

Kayashiba I

April 29, 2018

Shukutsu I

April 29, 2018

Maruyama Park I

April 22, 2018

Hokkaido University I

April 17, 2018

Naebo Park I

April 16, 2018

Moseushi I

April 13, 2018

Bibai I

April 11, 2018

Kansuna Rinkai Park I

April 10, 2018

Hariususcho Tunnel I

April 3, 2018

Hendry’s Beach

January 10, 2018

Shinjuku East Exit

June 6, 2000

Santa Barbara I

June 15, 1987

Mount Pinos

June 16, 1979

Big Sur

June 3, 1978


May 7, 1977

San Juan Capistrano

June 5, 1976


June 22, 1968