Guide to Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) by Photos and Movies

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Predatory birds are at the top of the ecological pyramid. Raptors such as hawks, eagles and owls are in that category. There are a lot of terraced rice fields, Satoyama and feeding grounds in Noto. A large number of predatory birds that prey on small birds, snakes, rats, rabbits and fish can be found. Among them are ospreys (the Environment Ministry’s and Ishikawa Prefecture’s nearly threatened species), grey-faced buzzards (the Environment Ministry’s and Ishikawa Prefecture’s threatened species class II), peregrine falcons (the Environment Ministry’s and Ishikawa Prefecture’s nearly threatened species) and Oriental honey-buzzards (the Environment Ministry’s and Ishikawa Prefecture’s threatened species), to name a few. Therefore, efforts to protect birds are underway. While the No-etsu Expressway Anamizu Route, which opened in 2006, was being constructed, the work was suspended during the breeding season, between April and August. After confirming that the chicks had left their nests, the work was resumed.
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  • Black kite

    Keeper:Ishikawa Prefectural Land Improvement Association
  • Osprey

    Keeper:Ishikawa Prefectural Land Improvement Association