Erik is a wonderful guide with great birding skills and the ability to help everyone possible see the bird. He is funny and has a pleasant manner to everyone at all times.
The forests inland from Tokyo harbour the spectacular, endemic Copper and Japanese Green Pheasants, Japanese Accentor, Japanese Grosbeak and Japanese Green Woodpecker, while the hot springs at Nagano are famous for their ‘Snow Monkeys’. The extensive rivers and lakes on the Sea of Japan side of Honshu teem with waterfowl that include the immaculate Smew, Falcated Duck, Baikal Teal, Tundra and Taiga Bean Goose and the rare Long-billed Plover.
Baikal Teal, Falcated and Mandarin Ducks, Smew, Copper and Japanese Green Pheasants, Japanese Accentor, Japanese Grosbeak, Hazel Grouse and Japanese Waxwings.
Japanese Macaque (Snow Monkeys), Japanese Serow, Sika Deer, Red Fox and Japanese Squirrel.
Temperate broad-leaved and coniferous forest, frozen lakes, coastline, wetlands and grasslands.
Mild to very cold.