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*Hokkaido Jeff's Birding Blog*

A simple blog of birds
I find along my travels
solo and with other birding friends in Hokkaido.
As well,
notes on sightings and fun along the way.


1. Nikon D90 w/ multibattery pack

1. Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED VR
2. Bower 500mm Mirror lens F6.3
3. Additional 2x teleconverter for Bower

Binoculars & Scopes:
1. Nikon "Monarch" 10x42 6
2. Olympus RCII 10x21 5.1
3. GoSky spotting scope 15-45x60mm F340mm
4. Spotting scope cellphone photo attachment

Books I use:

1. Birds of East Asia (Mark Brazil)
2. Field Guide to the Birds of Japan (Takuya Shonai/Takahide Mizutani)
3. A Handy Guidebook to Birds of Hokkaido (Koichi Ohashi)
4. A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-East Asia (Tadao Shimba)

Apps & Sites I use:
2. and app for in the field.
3. birdeye app for location of birds near me.
4. avibase
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Maruyama First

Posted Thursday 14th March 2019 at 18:37 by Otarujef
Updated Thursday 14th March 2019 at 18:52 by Otarujef
Trip #: 17
Date: Sun Apr 22, 2018
Place: Maruyama Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Time: 8:00
Weather: Clody, Hazy sun, cool
1. Nikon D90 w/ multibattery pack
2. Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED VR
3. Bower 500mm Mirror lens F6.3
4. Olympus RCII 10x21 5.1
Birds & number sighted*():
Pygmy Woodpecker (Yungipicus kizuki)*(1)
Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)*(3)
Varied Tit (Sittiparus varius)*(1)
Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris)*(1)
Japanese Tit (Parus minor)*(3)
Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)*(1)
Eurasian Siskin (Spinus spinus)*(10)
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)*(2)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)*(2)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)*(2)
eBird checklist w/map:

Had a nice long day in Maruyama Park in Sapporo.
Traveled around the ponds, the open space,
up near the shrines, and up to the peak of the mountain.
Met a number of other birdwatchers out photographing also.
Several types of squirrels seen as well.
First time to see a number of these birds and the park itself!

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