Balanga Wetland and Nature Park

Balanga City, Bataan

Balanga Wetland and Nature Park lies on approximately 11 hectares coastal and estuarine area in one of the seaside village of Balanga City, called Barangay Tortugas. Before the park was originally conceived as a "Baypark" with plans for concreted boardwalks and reclaimed areas. But later on development started gradually. To preserve its ecological veracity the place was boosted with facilities s ...

uch as Information Center & Exhibit area, 2 Viewing deck and Picnic Huts.

The Department of Tourism recognized the place as one of the newest developed birdwatching sites in the Philippines. Officially launched on December 10, 2010 and strengthened by the initial celebration of the City's very own local bird festival called " IBONG DAYO FESTIVAL".

Besides birdwatching a lot of activities can also be done in this park like mangrove planting, coastal clean-up, stargazing, boat riding, kite flying, jogging, walking, sightseeing, biking and also a place for family bonding.

Balanga Wetland and Nature Park News

  • Bataans Natural Outdoor Museum

    Bataans Natural Outdoor Museum

    Imagine being with a flock of thousands of migratory birds in a wetland and nature park. It would surely give one a natural high, and relieve the body and soul of stress from daily chores. And Instagram-perfect photos.

    The park is the City of Balanga Wetland and Nature Park that is fast-becoming Bataan's popular tourist destination.

    Every day, visitors arrive in the 11-hectare area in the coastal of Barangay Tortugas to enjoy the scenery and commune with nature in the protected area, hoping to catch a glimpse of the thousands of birds there.

    The park is a bird sanctuary frequented by ...

  • Balanga City Holds 8th Annual Bird Fest

    Balanga City Holds 8th Annual Bird Fest

    The annual festival of migratory birds in Balanga City held recently once again garnered hundreds of visitors in the coastal Wetland and Nature Park.

    Aside from students, teachers, local tourists, and residents of the province, guests from Sorsogon City led by Mayor Sally Lee witnessed the event dubbed as the 8th Ibong Dayo Festival.

    Lee lauded the citys best practices in environmental protection, education, and good governance.

    Nino Cristobal Selivio from the National Commission for Culture and Arts keynoted the event and focused on the significance of ecological preservation.

    "It ...

  • Migratory Birds Spotted Anew In Bataan

    At least 13,065 migratory birds were reported to be present anew in one day in wetlands in Balanga City, Bataan.

    There was a slight decrease compared to 15,075 birds counted on January 22, 2017.

    Representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Tourism and the Wild Bird Club made the count in Barangay Lote, Sibacan, Puerto Rivas Ibaba, Puerto Rivas Itaas and Tortugas, all seaside villages in Balanga. DENR is the lead agency in the census, which was done last January 20.

    DENR is the lead agency in the census, which was done last January 20. ...

  • Asian Waterbird Census 2018 Isinagawa Sa Balanga Bataan

    Sa ginawang Asian Waterbird Census 2018 sa Wetland and Nature Park sa Barangay Tortugas, Balanga City, Bataan, muling napatunayan na patuloy pa ring naninirahan dito ang mga ibong dayo o migratory birds sa lalawigan.

    Ang census ay isinagawa ng mga representative ng Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBPC) sa pangunguna ni Mr. Mike Lu, mga personnel mula sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) at ng City of Balanga sa limang birding sites sa Brgy. Tortugas, Sibacan, Tuyo at Puerto Rivas.

    Dito ay nakakita sila ng umaabot sa dalawampu?t limang species ng ibon.

    Ang Whis ...

  • Balanga Wetlands All Set For AWC 2018

    Feathered tourists from cold countries are in this component city once again, and they are the centerpiece of the upcoming 2018 Asian Waterbird Census (AWC).

    Tourism, environment and bird watchers will once again gather in in this city for the census slated on the early morning of January 20 at the citys bird villages: Tortugas, Sibacan, Puerto Rivas and Tuyo.

    City tourism officer Lolit Del Rosario told newsmen the migratory birds from winter countries fly to parts of the Philippines to seek shelter during the September-February stretch.

    AWC at the Balanga Wetlands in Bataan takes pla ...

  • Balanga Nature And Wetland Park In Bataan

    Balanga Nature And Wetland Park In Bataan

    Everything seems serene when you see birds fly and what better way to get such amazing scenery than to head over to Balanga Nature and Wetland Park located in Tortugas, one of the three villages in Balanga City, Bataan.