Rishiri Forest Park

Rishiri Forest Park

Rishiri Forest Park includes a large forest equipped with bungalows and some trails. You can walk the trails easily and watch birds. You may watch stray birds if you look for birds carefully, because in spring migratory season, diverse birds assemble here. From spring to summer, you can hear a lot of Japanese Robin and Japanese Bush Warbler singing. However, it is difficult to find them in summer when trees covered by leaves so that spring, when they appear at the top of trees, is recommended to watch them. Here is a birding site for watching forest Passerine birds such as Eurasian Bullfinch and Tits without special care. Ardeidae such as Little Egret, Grey Heron and Black-crowned night Heron, and waterfowls such as Mandarin Duck sometimes stopover on a pond in the Park.

Birds in Rishiri Forest Park

Species Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Mandarin Duck
Oriental turtle Dove
Black-crowned night Heron
Grey Heron
Little Egret
Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Marsh Tit
Coal Tits
Japanese Tit
Japanese Bush Warbler
Eurasian Nuthutch
Eurasian Wren
Dusky Thrush
Japanese Robin
Siberian Rubythroat
Siberian Stonechat
Asian brown flycatcher
White Wagtail
Oriental Greenfinch
Eurasian Bullfinch
Black-faced Bunting
Grey Bunting

Access to Rishiri Forest Park

25 minutes by car from Oshidomari Ferry terminal