Olango Island is in Desparately need of qualified Birdwatchers and Photographers in order to ensure records are always up to date. Apart from the occasional visit by such great photographers as Tonji, Sylvia, Mike and other the reserve is only visited by Korean tourists and drunken students, people who seem to treat the reserve as a playground. At least if there are birders present these individuals may well behave themselves. If enough notice is given you can always request that a warden escorts you to areas off the beaten track where you will see some truly great wader numbers. Only on Wednesday I visited the only patch of dry sand on the flats (due to 1.6metre tide) that had a flock of 52+ Asiatic Dowitchers, including a male in beautiful red breeding plumage. I was able to approach within 10 meters and they still refused to move. If there had been a photographer present he/ she would have had some unbelievable photographs.
Come on guys and gals give it a try, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. If you call me prior to your visit I will try to join you and show you the real Olango Island Bird Sanctuary.
My new cell is 0917 3499 400
adminnote:Admin Note: Steve, please tone down your use of words such as those striked through above.
Post by Godfrey "Godo" Jakosalem on Mar 30, 2012 8:44:20 GMT
I guess the bird record in Olango are up to date. They're are doing monthly bird monitoring and counting. I guarantee you that park ranger in Olango are highly qualified. Perhaps park staff they really knew their birds better than any birdwatchers.
They know the basic bird species, unfortunately if some unusual like a Bristle Thighed Curlew, Oriental Plover or Red Capped Plover turned up they would be totally perplexed. That's why we need the waders photographed and recorded. In October nearby I saw a Plover that I am pretty certain was an Oriental Plover. I just wish someone had been around to photograph it.