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Let's enjoy bird watching in the center of Greater Tokyo

Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park has many wild birds and tidal animals that are protected within the park. The reclaimed land that has regenerated naturally had been protected with the hope and efforts of long term conservation efforts made by the local citizens.

Every year, shorebirds, ducks, waterfowl and songbirds can be seen here. Since 1990, 226 species of birds have been recorded in the park (as of March 2015).

For Our Visitors

Around the nature center (currently closed for renovations until Nov 2016), there are Wild Bird Society of Japan Rangers who are available to provide visitors with information about the birds, the wildlife and the natural history of the park.
There are also volunteer park guides who can provide information about the park and its resources.
If you would like to visit the park as a group, reservations are required to arrange for guided park visits. Please click this link for more information.

Event

Guide walk for English speakers / “Forest & Bird Watching”
Would you like to join us for a relaxed walk through the whole park?
29th April 2017
Please click

March・・・・

March, from calm to cheery, Spring is coming!
The scenery will change drastically in the park. March is the transition month from winter to spring. In the middle of the month, beneath shrubs and reed beds, fresh greens begin to sprout. The park will start showing vivid changes of color from the winter withered brown to verdure green toward the end of the month. Spring is coming!

According to the cherry blossom forecast by authorities in 2017, it seems to hit Tokyo in the end of March. The simultaneous blooms of cherry blossoms are a symbol of spring in Japan, although they may not be so common in the park. Natural forest areas such as the forest in the eastern part of the park, is a tough place for cherry trees to survive. They are not a member of the natural forest community in Tokyo Bay area, so if you would like to enjoy “Hanami” (Cherry blossom viewing) you would be better off visiting Ueno Park or Sumida Park.

For bird viewing in March however will have a relatively large number and variety of ducks in the ponds again. They will stay for a while before flying back north, eventually in April. Winter resident such as the Pale Thrush, Dusky Thrush, Daurian Redstart and Reed Bunting will stick around along with new arrivals the Little Ringed Plover and Barn Swallow. They will arrive in the park toward the end of the month as vanguard of the summer resident.

In the middle of the month, probably on the 22nd and 23rd, we will conduct reed bed clearing operations in freshwater ponds in the eastern part of the park. This may disturb waterfowl and hamper birdwatching by visitors for a short time. Fire could be the best tool to use to clear old and dead reeds, however being located next to the Haneda International Airport, it is impossible to carry out a fire programme. Instead of fire, we have to remove old reed by ourselves, by hand. Please forgive our work since this is neccessary to maintain healthy reed beds. We need your kind cooperation and support.

Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park

〒 143-0001
3-1 Tokai Ota-ku, Tokyo-to, Japan
TEL: 03-3799-5031
E-mail: yachokouen@wbsj.org

The Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park is one of the “Marine Parks” which are under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Port and Harbor, with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
The Park is managed by two organizations working in partnership – the Tokyo Port Terminal Corporation and the Wild Bird Society of Japan and manage the park as the designated administrator with the cooperation of the NPO Tokyo Port Green Volunteers and the Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park Volunteer Guides.


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