Kusyuko Lake

Kusyuko Lake

Kusyuko Lake located in the north of the island is 4km circumference and the only lake in the island. Here is 18km north from Kafuka ferry terminal, and has a camping ground in northwest side and Asian skunk cabbage cluster in south side, and there is a car parking in both sides. In spring, April-May, and in autumn, September-October, on the lake you can watch Red-necked Grebe, Common Coot, Ducks, Herons and Egrets, and rarely Geese and Swans and White-tailed Eagle hunting waterfowls. Kyusyuko camping ground located in next to the forest, and there is a circuit trail around Kyusyuko and a trail connected to a hill. In the camping ground, you can often watch Eurasian Skylark, Wagtails and Thrushes. In the forest, Sparrowhawk, Hawfinch, Red-flanked Bluetail, Thrushes, Fringillidae emerge in spring and autumn, and you can watch Great Spotted Woodpecker, Oriental turtle Dove, Oriental Cuckoo, Siberian Rubythroat, Japanese Robin, Eurasian Bullfinch, Black-faced Bunting and Tits in summer. In grassland around Asian skunk cabbage cluster, you can watch Eastern Buzzard, Dusky Thrush, Rustic Bunting, and rarely Eurasian Hoopoe and Pine Bunting in spring and autumn. In summer, Latham’s snipe, Black-browed reed Bunting, Siberian Stonechat and Reed Bunting can be observed.

Birds in Kusyuko Lake

Species Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct.
Red-necked Grebe
Great Cormorant
Cattle egret
Great Egret
Intermediate egret
Little Egret
Grey Heron
White-fronted Goose
Bean Goose
Whooper Swan
Tundra Swan
Mandarin Duck
Eurasian Spot-billed Duck
Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Northern shoveler
Tufted Duck
Greater Scaup
Black Kite
White-tailed Eagle
Northern Goshawk
Japanese lesser sparrowhawk
Eastern Buzzard
Common Coot
Wood Sandpiper
Latham's snipe
Slaty-backed Gull
Black-tailed Gull
Orienn Turtle Dove
White-bellied green-pigeon
Oriental Cuckoo
Common Cuckoo
Short-eared Owl
Eurasian Hoopoe
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Eurasian Skylark
Barn Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
House martin
White Wagtail
Oliver-backed Pipit
Water Pipit
Bull-headed shrike
Japanese Robin
Siberian Rubythroat
Red-flanked Bluetail
Siberian Stonechat
Dusky Thrush
Japanese Bush Warbler
Black-browed reed Warbler
Gray's grasshopper Warbler
Marsh Tit
Coal Tit
Japanese Tit
Pine Bunting
Rustic Bunting
Yellow-throated bunting
Black-faced Bunting
Reed Bunting
Oriental greenfinch
Eurasian siskin
Long-tailed Rosefinch
Eurasian Bullfinch
Eurasian Jay

Access to Kusyuko Lake

25 minutes by car from Kafuka Ferry terminal