Here is a seasonal bird list of the times birds can be seen in the area I live. This is mainly based on my Lifelist , but for the greater benefit (in time); I will be adding sightings for all of Hokkaido as well. Sources are from eBird, and the Japanese and English field guides that I have. These aren’t definitive, but will give you a general idea of what can be found. The timelines show the weeks within a month as well. Ignore the black line marker, as that is only the indicator of the time I viewed the timeline. Eventually the map below will be just of all the Hokkaido areas, with the ones seen in my Hokkaido Lifelist area outlined in a different border color. As in my Lifelist, green=non-threatened, yellow=threatened, and red=endangered. Clicking on a location link will take you to the 1st sighting on my eBird checklist for that bird.

If you want to see what Hokkaido birds I have seen in what month, that is in the chart here.

Jeff ūüôā

  • Stuart Price
  • Alun Williams
  • Monte M. Taylor
  • Ian Barker
  • Kaz Kuro
  • Awek Staszczuk
  • Bo Shunqi
  • Mark W. Eaton
  • Carlos N.G. Bocos
  • Valter J. Acinto
  • J. Morlan
  • Peter Schmidt
  • Donald H. Gudehus
  • Alpsdake
  • Strixmain
  • Kap Nalychevo
  • J.M. Garg
  • Mike Munsey/Robin Barefield
  • Graham Ekins
  • Tommy Farquhar
  • Jason L. Buberel
  • James Greenwood
  • Dev@gamebirds
  • Ilya Ukolov
  • David Fisher
  • Yamasemi Osu
  • Greg Lasley
  • John Barkla
  • MDF
  • Zoracnvisar
  • 100yen
  • Mustafa Yaman
  • Lars Petersson
  • Jemi & John Holmes
  • Morten Venas
  • Peter Vercruijsse
  • Akihide Shimada
  • Kathy & Sam
  • Mike Danzenbaker
  • Andreas Trepte
  • Chistoph Muller
  • Tuxyso
  • E-190
  • J.S. Lau
  • Alastair Rae
  • Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok
  • J.J. Harrison
  • Frank gold
  • Dr. Fred
  • Francis C. Franklin
  • M. Van Santen
  • Kajornyot Krunkitsatien
  • Shantanu Kuveskar
  • Jason Loghry
  • Bamse
  • David Iliff
  • Laitche
  • Ron Knight
  • Michael Mcdowell
  • Diego Delso
  • Basar
  • Dick Daniels
  • E.J. Peiker
  • Aomorikuma
  • Phillip Colla
  • JMB Wildlife
  • Frank Schulenburg
  • Paul W. Fenwick
  • John Hanna
  • Terry Sohl
  • Larry L. Jackson
  • Dominic Sherony
  • Alan D. Wilson
  • Neerav Bhatt
  • Roger Holmberg
  • Frank Ambrosini
  • Gunnar Pettersson
  • Dow Lambert
  • Stella Ceagle

My Working Range Map of Western Hokkaido

(in Japanese for the area of Hokkaido where I am there is no “west”. so that area is known as the Central Seaside)

I mainly operate out of the Central Seaside, so I chose to subtitle my label as “The Otaru-Yoichi-Sapporo Greater Area”, as a clearer indication.

I do make trips into other regions of Hokkaido as time and money permits.

Seen: Naebo Park, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan

Seen: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Seen: Maruyama Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Seen: Yoichi River, Yoichi, Hokkaido, Japan

Seen: Yoichi River, Yoichi, Hokkaido, Japan

Seen: Yoichi River, Yoichi, Hokkaido, Japan

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Est. Life Expectancy: 34 years Generational Age: 11.3 years

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Hokkaido Birds I have seen by Month & Season

SEASONWWWSPSPSUSUSUFFWW
MONTH123456789101112
Bluetail, Red-flanked*
Brambling ***
BulbulBrown-eared ************
BullfinchEurasian ***
BuntingBlack-faced *****
BuntingChestnut-eared ******
Bunting, Japanese Meadow ***
Bunting, Reed*
Buzzard, Eastern (Common) ***
Buzzard, Northern Oriental Honey ****
CootEurasian ****
Cormorant, Great ***********
CormorantJapanese (Temminck‚Äôs) ************
Cormorant, Pelagic ********
MONTH 123456789101112
CraneRed-crowned *
Crossbill, Japanese Red *
Crow, Eastern Carrion ************
Crow, Large-billed ************
Cuckoo, Eurasian (Sakhalin) ***
Cuckoo, Oriental*
CurlewFar-eastern *
Dove, Oriental Turtle ********
DoveRock (Pigeon) *********
Duck, Common Goldeneye *****
Duck, Common Pochard ****
DuckEastern Spot-billed *******
Duck, Eurasian Merganser ****
MONTH 123456789101112
Duck, Black Scoter*
Duck, Eurasian Teal ******
DuckEurasian Wigeon ****
DuckFalcated ***
Duck, Gadwall *
Duck, Greater Scaup*
DuckMallard **********
DuckMandarin ****
Duck, Northern Pintail ****
DuckNorthern Shoveler **
DuckPacific Harlequin *******
DuckRed-breasted Merganser *****
Duck, Smew**
DuckTufted ***
Dunlin *
MONTH 123456789101112
EagleSteller’s Sea ***
EagleWhite-tailed Sea ******
EgretGreat (White) *******
Falcon, Japanese Peregrine *
FlycatcherBlue-and-White **
FlycatcherMugimaki *
FlycatcherNarcissus ****
GodwitEastern Bar-tailed *
GodwitSiberian Black-tailed *
 Goldcrest, Eurasian *
GooseBlack Brant *
GooseGreater White-fronted **
GooseLesser Canadian *
GooseTundra Bean *
MONTH 123456789101112
Goshawk, Northern *
GrebeBlack-necked *
Grebe, Great-crested ****
GrebeLittle *******
GrebeRed-necked *
GreenfinchOriental *********
GreenshankCommon *
Gull, Black-headed*
Gull, Black-tailed **********
GullGlaucous ***
GullGlaucous-winged ****
GullSlaty-backed ************
MONTH 123456789101112
Hawfinch, Japanese ********
HeronGrey ********
HobbyNorthern Eurasian **
House MartinAsian ****
JayEurasian **
KingfisherCrested *
KingfisherEurasian (Common) **
KiteBlack-eared ***********
MoorhenEurasian *******
MurreThick-billed *
NuthatchEurasian ********
Osprey *******
MONTH 123456789101112
PigeonJapanese Green *****
PloverMongolian *
PloverPacific Golden *
SandpiperCommon **
ShrikeBull-headed *****
SiskinEurasian ****
SkylarkEurasian ****
SparrowEurasian Tree ***********
SparrowRusset (Cinnamon) ******
Sparrowhawk, Eurasian **
StarlingChestnut-cheeked ***
StarlingWhite-cheeked **
MONTH 123456789101112
StintRed-necked **
StonechatSiberian *****
SwallowBarn *****
SwanMute *
SwanTundra **
SwanWhooper **
SwiftPacific ***
Thrush, Brown-headed*
ThrushDusky ******
ThrushEyebrowed *
Thrush, Japanese**
Thrush, Siberian*
TitEurasian Coal ********
TitJapanese ***********
TitLong-tailed ******
TitEurasian Marsh **********
TitVaried **********
Tit, Willow **
MONTH 123456789101112
Treecreeper, Eurasian **
WagtailJapanese *
WagtailWhite *******
WarblerOriental Reed ****
WarblerJapanese Bush ******
WaxwingBohemian *
WaxwingJapanese **
WhimbrelEurasian *
White-eyeJapanese ***
Woodpecker, Black**
WoodpeckerGreat-spotted ***********
WoodpeckerGrey-headed *
WoodpeckerJapanese Pygmy **********
WoodpeckerWhite-backed **