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Where magan (greater white fronted geese) come flying through

Miyajimanuma

Recommended degree
★★★★

Best season:Spring(Mar.-May)Autumn(Sept.-Nov.)

Miyajimanuma

What is Miyajimanuma?

Miyajimanuma is a wetland in Bibai, Hokkaido which covers about 25ha and has an average depth of 55 cm. It is said that the topography has changed gradually from being at the bottom of the sea 6 million years ago to becoming a marshland roughly 15,000 years ago. Entering the Meiji period, most of the marsh was filled in and used as crop fields and only Miyajimanuma remains a marsh. Miyajimanuma, the only remaining part, plays an important role as a stop for migratory birds and in 2002 it was designated as an internationally important wetland according to the Ramsar Convention on wetlands.

Magan Rest Stop

From the middle to the end of April and from the end of September until the beginning of October, it is magan season and 50 to 60 thousand birds fly through the Miyajimanuma area.

In September, it is thought that the magan who spend the summer in far eastern Russia will come over and the young birds born in the summer are often with them. The magan use Miyajimanuma as a roost, and during the day they feed on the leftovers from the rice fields after the rice harvesting. It is thought that Miyajimanuma was chosen because it is a peaceful resting place and there are feeding stations where energy can be stored. For observing magan, standing at the roost in the morning or returning to the roost in the evening are recommended

Access

20 minutes by car from Bibai Station.

Information of Miyajimanuma

Spot name Miyajimanuma
Address Hokkaido, Bibai, Nishibibaicho, Omagari 3
Fee 0yen

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