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Cladrastis

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Hello,
I will be in Seoul very briefly in mid-November and was wondering if anyone could recommend some spots that are within a half hour walk of public transportation. Thanks in advance.
 
Namsan Botanical gardens are usually good for passerines, though you might have to work a bit to get away from people on the weekends. The river at Paldang should be good for waterfowl, but it's probably too early for eagles. And Namhansanseong fortress can be good for thrushes.

Further afield, Dongmak Lagoon in Incheon and Uiwang Lake should be decent. I was hoping to be in that area last week, but my trip got cancelled, so I can't give any precise updates on what's around.

And all of these sites are only a few blocks from the Seoul/Incheon Subway systems.
 
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Have a look through the forums, including:
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=63167
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=226758
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=244664

I was there 3 years ago at this time of year.
Namsang Park is where the Seoul Tower, quite near the centre of Seoul.
Dongmak Lagoon was good for waterfowl (and Black-faced Spoonbill), and is across the road from the subway.
Uiwang Reservoir is a bit further out but accessible from the subway / railway, and is in the "countryside".
Paldang is up the Han River to the east, again the river is just across the road from the subway. Good for wintering wildfowl.
Oksu station in the middle of Seoul is right by the Han River - could be good for wildfowl on the tributary of the Han.


Mike
 
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