Poronuma Lake

Poronuma Lake

Poronuma Lake is the largest lakes in Sarufutsu area, and connected to Sarufutsu River at the bank. In April-May and September-October, Poronuma Lake is a stopover site for many ducks and Tundra Swans, but there are no view points where you can see all over the lake, Parking is only loated in embankment beside the bridge of Sarufutsu River bank. In migration season, you can watch Tundra Swan, Whooper Swan, Common Goldeneye, Greater Scaup, Northern Pintail, Tufted Duck and Red breasted Merganser. From April to October, there are Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Great White Egret on the shore, and Passerine such as Black-browed reed-warbler, Siberian Stonechat, Reed Bunting, and Middendorff’s grasshopper Warbler at the riverside reed grassland.

Birds in Poronuma Lake

Species Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.
 Tundra Swan
 Whooper Swan
 Eurasian Wigeon
 Eurasian Spot-billed Duck
 Northern Pintail
 Eurasian Teal
 Tufted Duck
 Greater Scaup
 Common Goldeneye
 Red-breasted Merganser
 Great Cormorant
 Grey Heron
White-tailed eagle
 Eastern Marsh Harrier

Access to Poronuma Lake

1 hour 20 minutes by car from Wakkanai Station
Sarufutsu village