the Liaisoning Association to Save Obitsu River Estuary and Banzu Tidal
Banzu Tidal Flats School (Nature watching)
Wild Bird Society of Japan - Chiba Prefecture Branch
- Sunday, 21 March 10:00 -
- Mr Shinzo Kiritani, born in the area and ex-fisherman, has carried out
activities to save Bansu tidal flats for decades. He will be a main lecturer
and take participants to walking around. Participants will learn fauna
and flora at tidal flats and local history. Reservation required for group
Birdwatching at Northern Imba Swamp
Birdwatching at Obitsu River
Birdwatching at Sanbanze
- Sunday, 4 April
- At Bansu tidal flats, Kisarazu City
Birdwatching at Yatsu Tidal Flat Area (Ramsar site)
- Sunday, 18 April
- Meeting point: Funabashi Beach Park, Funabashi City
- No fee required.
Chiba Prefecture Bird Society
- Sunday, 25 April
- Chiba Prefecture, surrounded by the sea and rivers for its four directions,
was once a paradise for waterfowl. Let's observe the situation of wetlands
threatened in many ways.
Nature watching at Sanbanze
Nature watching at Yatsu Tidal Flat Area (Ramsar site)
- Sunday, 4 April and Sunday, 2 May; 10:00 -
- At Funabashi City and Sanbanze
- Fee: 200 yen.
Nature watching at Obitsu River Estuary
- Sunday, 18 April and 5 May (National holiday)
- At Yatsu Tidal Flat Area, Narashino City
Rachel Carson Association Japan
- 3 May (National holiday) 9:30 -
- These three tidal flat areas are only left today within Tokyo Bay. We have
conducted nature watching gathering every month at these areas. We keep
our activities to designate Sanbanze as anther Ramsar site.
the Sense of Wonder 2004 - the Sea around us, Sanbanze
the Network for Signatures to Save Sanbanze
- Saturday, 17 April. 15:00 -
- At Urayasu Citizens' Plaza "WAVE101"
- Sunday, 18 April. 9:00 -
- Sunrise Tidal Flats, Sanbanze
- Rachel Carson, author of the Silent Spring and the Sense of Wonder, also
wrote about seas. In order to learn her achievements, a symposium and nature
watching gathering are organized, focusing on this great author.
Hiking along banks at Sanbanze
- Siohama Beach, Ichikawa to Urayasu
Friends for Gyotoku Wild Bird Observation Center
- Sunday, 18 April
- We walk on banks along Sanbanze from Siohama Beach, Ichikawa City, to Urayasu,
watching marine lifeforms and waterfowl, and going onto tidal flats on
Urayasu side. We can also observe environment around Nekozane River Mouth.
Nature watching in the evening
Association to Save Bansu Tidal Flats
- Saturday, 24 April 16:30 till around 18:30
- At Gyotoku Wild Observation Center
- Warm attire required. Shoes might get dirt. If possible, bring your flashlight.
Gyotoku Wildlife Protection Area supports tidal flats and shallow waters
of Sanbanze. Green-winged teal (Anas Crecca) and Common snipe (Gallinago
gallinago) feed on before their trips to North. Great reed warbler (Acrocephalus
arundinaceus) and Little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius) came from South
and are singing.
Cleaning Bansu Tidal Flats and Obitsu River Estuary, and nature watching.
- 23 May 9:30 -
- Fee: 100 yen (for insurance and donation)
- Free of charge for ages up to high-school students.
- * Let's get together and clean tidal flats with vast reed beds. This scenery
is the original landscape in Tokyo Bay. Participants have increased year
by year. Followed by nature watching in the afternoon.
- Bring your long working boots, working gloves and lunch box.