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Kasai Rinkai Park, Japan (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Kasai Rinkai Park, Japan

Map of Kasai Rinkai Park, Japan

White-cheeked Starling (Spodiopsar cineraceus) Brown-eared Bulbul (Hypsipetes amaurotis) Eastern Spot-billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha) Warbling White-eye (Zosterops japonicus) Bull-headed Shrike (Lanius bucephalus) Bull-headed Shrike (Lanius bucephalus) - Female
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) - Breeding White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus) Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) Japanese Tit (Parus minor)

Park next to the harbor



3/17/2016: After three weeks in the backwaters of Indonesia, I was shocked back into the modern world in Tokyo. The smallest amount of money available in the ATM at the Tokyo airport was about $100 (which was the largest amount available in Indonesia).

So, I took some cash and navigated the incredible subway map to get to my beach spot in Tokyo.

Japan was so clean in comparison, and instead of the massive piles of plastic trash that I had grown accustomed to, I found a grand total of six small pieces of plastic on the Tokyo beach. I was very jealous of all the public toilets around Tokyo as we can't seem to get that aspect of city life correct in San Francisco.

After my trip to the beach, I headed over to the Tokyo Station to get lunch and catch a train back to the airport. Tokyo station was kind of sterile, but it was interesting to buy lunch in a restaurant using a vending machine. I had just enough money left at the airport to buy a bottle of scotch!

I spent the trip home wondering how United Airlines manages to stay in business.

Previous Visit (Tomahon: 3/16/2016)

Species Recorded (25)

Birds ( 25 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Great Crested Grebe - Podiceps cristatus
Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Eastern Spot-billed Duck - Anas zonorhyncha
Common Pochard - Aythya ferina
Greater Scaup - Aythya marila
Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Common Gull - Larus canus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Oriental Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia orientalis

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Brown-eared Bulbul - Hypsipetes amaurotis

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Warbling White-eye - Zosterops japonicus

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Carrion Crow - Corvus corone
Large-billed Crow - Corvus macrorhynchos

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Japanese Tit - Parus minor

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Dusky Thrush - Turdus eunomus

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
White Wagtail - Motacilla alba

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Bull-headed Shrike - Lanius bucephalus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
White-cheeked Starling - Spodiopsar cineraceus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus




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