Hokkaido (Ochi-ishi)

Written by seabird-tanoi

Dec 23 & 24, 2017 Ochi-ishi (Nemuro city, Hokkaido) Nature Cruise

We joined the Ochi-ishi Nature Cruise for 2 days. (Ochiishi Nature Cruise).

Dec 23 :We departed Ochiishi Fishing Port (Nemuro City, Hokkaido) at 9:00 am.
Weather : fine
Temperature : around 3℃
Wind speed : around 2 m/s

Dec 24 :We departed Ochiishi Fishing Port (Nemuro City, Hokkaido) at 9:00 am.
Weather : fine
Temperature : 0-2℃
Wind speed : around 4 m/s

The sea conditions were very good! of these days. It was not so cold even in winter of Hokkaido. Several Common Murres, dozens of Pigeon Guillemots and Spectacled Guillemots could be observed. It was good that I could watch some plumage variations of Pigeon Guillemots. It was lucky that met a Tufted Puffin !

Bird List

  • Pacific Loon
  • Red-necked Grebe
  • Black-necked Grebe
  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Northern Pintail
  • Greater Scaup
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Long-tailed Duck
  • Black Scoter
  • White-winged Scoter
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Steller’s Eagle
  • Slaty-backed Gull
  • Common Guillemot
  • Spectacled Guillemot
  • Pigeon Guillemot
  • Ancient Murrelet
  • Tufted Puffin

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