Ouji Forest

Ojinomori Forest

Ojinomori Forest is located in Asajino township and is mainly planted coniferous forest owned by Oji Paper. There are a shed and parking at the entrance, but contact in advance is required to watch inside of the shed. There is another parking if you drive a car toward the slope for a minute. From the parking, there is a woodchip trail for 20 minute walk and is a view point at the end of the trail, where you can watch Sakhalin spruce wetland forest. Around the shed and parking on the top of the slope, there is mixed conifer and deciduous forest. Here you can listen to Siberian blue robin, Japanese robin, Narcissus Flycatcher, Asian stubtail, Eurasian Bullfinch, Eurasian Wren in May to July. At conifers, for example Todo fir, you can watch resident birds, Willow tit, Marsh Tit, Coal tit, Japanese Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest and Eurasian jay, and may watch Black woodpecker. At open area, White-tailed Eagle may pass through. You can walk in Ojinomori Forest in winter, but need snowshoes and pay attention not to lose your way.

Birds in Ouji Forest

Species Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
 Oriental Turtle Dove
 White-bellied green-pigeon
 Common Cuckoo
 Oriental Cuckoo
 Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker
 Great Spotted Woodpecker
 Eurasian jay
 Marsh Tit
 Willow Tit
 Coal Tit
 Japanese Tit
 Japanese bush warbler
 Asian stubtail
 Long-tailed tit
 Eastern crowned willow warbler
 Eurasian nuthatch
 Brown-headed thrush
 Dusky thrush
 Japanese robin
 Siberian Rubythroat
 Siberian blue robin
Narcissus Flycatcher
 Olive-backed Pipit
 Black faced Bunting

Access to Ouji Forest

1 hour 30 minutes by car from Wakkanai Station
Sarufutsu village