Wakkanai Forest Park

Wakkanai Forest Park

Wakkanai Park covers huge area, and there is a birding site, Wakkanai Forest Park Camping Groud. Here is covered by deciduous and coniferous forests and some trails are available. Here is the only site in Wakkanai where you can watch forest birds easily. You can watch Siberian Blue Robin, Japanese Robin, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Narcissus Flycatcher, Olive-backed Pipit, Brown-headed Thrush and Asian Stubtail around the camping ground. In coniferous forest, there are Paridae such as Coal tit and Marsh tit, and Goldcrest, and Piciformes such as Great Spotted Woodpecker and Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker. you can hear Common Cuckoo and Oriental Cuckoo voicies. If you go up stairs or slopes, the forest zone ends and Sasa grassland starts. If you walk to Wakkanai Forest Park, you should go up the stairs from Hokumon Gingya Shrine. In the open area, there are Siberian Rubythroat and Long-tailed Rosefinch. In the winter, if you can go up following the footprints from Hokumon Gingya Shrine, you can watch Paridae.

Birds in Wakkanai Forest Park

Species Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct.
Eastern turtle dove
White-billed 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
Sakhalin leaf-warbler
Gray's grasshopper-warbler
Eastern crowned willow warbler
Great White Egret
Erithacus akahige
Siberian rubythroat
Siberian blue robin
Asian brown flycatcher
Narcissus Flycatcher
Olive-backed Pipit
Long-tailed Rosefinch
Oriental Greenfinch
Black-faced bunting

Access to Wakkanai Forest Park

5minutes by car from Wakkana Station