Familiar Bird Study
Bird monitoring
Particular Species Study
Wildlife Conservation
Research Tec

J. Bird Research
Scientific Report
Sound database


Consultation on wildlife conservation and management policy/decision making based on scientific data

Great Cormorants, for instance, have recovered and increased their population until they have come into conflict with humans. Birds such as cranes, on the other hand, tend to aggregate due to restricted distribution and need human assistance for a healthy status. We propose tentative plans that facilitate the harmonious coexistence of humans and these birds.

Great Cormorant management

We conduct a research according to our research plan and propose management programs on the Great Cormorant that has caused feeding damage to inshore fishing industries.

Decentralization of wintering cranes

We act for decentralizing the Hooded and White-naped Cranes that aggregate in the particular part of southern Japan.

Coexistence with wind-power development

Research technology development

Recent advances in technology allow for the application of new approaches and methodologies. We propose effective methods for applying state-of-the-art technology to wildlife conservation.

Automated detection and identification of bird sound

Automated detection and identification of bird sound

Automated detection of flying birds using a radar

We have set out to develop new techniques to identify bird species, using a radar and recorded bird sound.

Popularization of scientific approaches to wildlife researches

Bird conservation efforts in Western societies owe much to the activities of amateur workers as well as professional research scientists. In Japan, however, both professional and trained amateur research workers are still in short supply. We aspire to increase the number of trained amateur workers by popularizing the enjoyment and importance of research works. Also aimed is to enhance the quality of research workers through the publication of a scientific journal and newsletters as well as training sessions.

Monthly since 2004 (Vol.1 No.1 - Vol.6 No. 12 are available for free )。

J. Bird Research
Annual since 2005 (Vol.1- Vol. 5 are available for free). In Japanese with English summary