Japan Bird Festival

Held Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd NOVEMBER 2014.

What is Japan Bird Festival?

Japan Bird Festival (JBF) is Japan's largest birdwatching fair held annually at Lake Teganuma in Abiko City, Chiba, in the north suburbs of Tokyo. Intended for the young and the old, for birdwatchers and non-birdwatchers alike, the event spans everything to do with birds! Conservation projects tents stand side by side with children's handicraft class, bird carving and painting exhibits are enjoyed indoors while on-board birding attracts multitude of birders on the lake surface, and on and on.


Saturday last OCTOBER & Sunday 1st NOVEMBER 2015.


  • Japan Bird Festival English Web Page Open![20th May 2010]


Japan Bird Festival is to be held on the north shore of Lake Teganuma, Abiko City, Chiba Prefecture.

How to find us:

JR (Japan Rail) Joban Line/Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (Line C) ABIKO STATION
JR Joban Line/TM Chiyoda Line TENNODAI STATION
(About one hour ride from Narita Airport.)


Japan Bird Festival Executive Committee
(Within Lake Teganuma Section, Environment & Economy Department, Abiko City Office.)
E-mail: jbf@city.abiko.chiba.jp
(Please use either English or Japanese only.)



Japan Bird Festival Executive Committee

Yamashina Institute for Ornithology / Japanese Society for Preservation of Birds / Wild Bird Society of Japan, Chiba Chapter / Wild Bird Club of Chiba Ken / Japanese Association for Wild Geese Protection / Abiko Wild Bird Preservation Society / Friends of Abiko City Museum of Birds / Japan Bird Carving Association / Japan Wildlife Art Society / Japan Telescope Manufacturers Association / Bird watching magazine "BIRDER" / Alpine Tour Service / Chuogakuin High School / Abiko Junior Chamber / Abiko City Society of Commerce and Industry / City of Abiko / etc.

JBF 2009 Photo Gallery

How to Exhibit

JBF is an opportunity where birdwatchers and others with passion for wildlife and nature meet once a year to present, exhibit and display themselves in order to pursue a common theme "Birds and People Living in Harmony".
Exhibitors from overseas are very much welcome to participate. Please contact us.

  • Application guideline(Coming Soon)
  • Booking form(Coming Soon)

Some past overseas exhibitors:
Chinese Wild Bird Federation, Gunsan City of South Korea, Wild Bird Society of Taoyuan, etc.
Note: No entry fee applicable to non-profit organisations.

Bird List

Bird List for Lake Teganuma and Surrounding Area (autumn through spring):

Great Cormorant, Green-winged Teal, Eastern Spot-billed Duck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Mute Swan, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron, Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Little Egret, Moorhen, Coot, Osprey, Black Kite, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Northern Goshawk, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Peregrine, Green Pheasant, Oriental Turtle Dove, Common Kingfisher, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Japanese Skylark, White Wagtail, Japanese Wagtail, Buff-bellied Pipit, Bull-headed Shrike, Daurian Redstart, Pale Thrush, Dusky Thrush, Japanese Bush Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Long-tailed Tit, (Eastern) Great Tit, Japanese White-eye, Siberian Meadow Bunting, Chestnut-eared Bunting, Rustic Bunting, Black-faced Bunting, Japanese Reed Bunting, Reed Bunting, Oriental Greenfinch, Long-tailed Rosefinch, Hawfinch, Tree Sparrow, White-cheeked Starling, Carrion Crow, etc.


Thank you!