Crowds of Wild Birds Are Overwhelmed, Flapping Thier Wings All Together Suprise Me. I Was Moved at Situation -Miyajima Swamp in Bibai-
April 15th, 2015
Miyajima Swamp (宮島沼) is a small swamp in Bibai city located in the northeastern of Sapporo city and is the thirteenth wetland designed as the Ramsar Convention Wetland in Japan, and the perimeter of the swamp is about 2.7 km. It is famous as the largest and northernmost wild goose's temporary resting place in Japan. Migratory birds such as Wild Goose, Bean Goose, Whistling Swans come flying in a spring and an autumn, and 60,000 wild birds stay at the Miyajima Swamp, tops. The wild bird's silhouettes are cheered up by the morning sun with reddish light, and a scenery that the wild birds fly away (ねぐら立ち) is very mysterious. Actually, I was impressed very much.
On the other hand, tourists can see the scenery that the wild birds come back (ねぐら入り) in the evening, too. The groups of greater white-fronted gooses and bean geeses come flocking from all quarters to the Miyajima Swamp. It is the wonderful scenery that a lot of small groups begin to gather at first and increase the number gradually, and those become big groups. When the greater white-fronted gooses stayed on the surafece of the swamp, they were suprised at Steller's Sea-eagle and flied away in chorus. It was worth seeing.
There are Miyajima-numa Waterfowl and Bog Center (宮島沼水鳥・湿地センター) and an observation hut in the site. The Miyajima-numa Waterfowl and Bog Center is opend in the spring and the autumn when the wild birds come flying. Admission free. There is a restroom at the building. You should put on warm clothes because it is very cold in the morning. In addition, a large car such as a bus can not reach to a parking lot. Tourists will visit here by a rent-a-car or a taxi. You should arrive at here about 04:00 a.m. when you see the wild birds flying away, and you should arrive at here about 16:00 p.m. When you see the wild birds landing. A parking lot is free of charge.
Atmosphere of Miyajima Swamp Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (70 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours * Miyajima-numa Waterfowl and Bog Center 09:00-17:00|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round * Miyajima-numa Waterfowl and Bog Center Monday, the day after national holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||575 295 866*68|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Miyajima Swamp.
|Tsukigata Onsen Hotel(月形温泉ホテル)|