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Katano Waterfowl Sanctuary

The Katano Kamoike Bird Sanctuary is one of the few places that geese, such as the white-fronted geese and the bean geese, as well as ducks and swans fly down and stay for the winter. There are many baikal teals, which is an endangered species of ducks that come to visit this sanctuary. The Kaga City built this observatory in 1984 and in 1993, this observatory was registered under the "Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat". Members of the "Wild Bird Society of Japan" are always at the observatory to provide explanations to visitors and the staffs also participate in conservation activities for the sanctuary.


NE 2-1 Katano-machi, Kaga-shi, 922-0564






High School Students and under: Free
Adult: 310 JPY; Seniors over 75 years old: 150 JPY


09:00-17:00 (last admittance at 16:30)


All Year Round


15 minutes by Taxi from JR Kaga Onsen Station, or take "CANBUS" and get off at Kamoike Bird Observatory bus stop



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