There are 657 species of birds in the Philippines, of which 214 are endemic, five have been introduced by humans and 52 are rare or accidental. Of these, 68 species are globally threatened.
Welcome to the birds! This season marks the annual bird migration in the Philippines, whereby influx of migratory birds is expected to commence around September (southward migration) and return to their breeding grounds by March (northward migration). These birds stop briefly along wetlands - swamps, marshes, intertidal and coastal areas, rivers, ponds, lakes, as well as forest throughout the country, to rest and refuel for their onward journey.
In time with the bird migration season, the Philippines will be joining the global community in the observance of the World Migratory Bird Day 2018 ...
Blame it on climate change or global warming but it seems that the summer season arrived very late this year. October weather normally is already a bit cool with occasional nippy breezes. This time however it was sweat-inducing hot! Even at 4 in the afternoon. Nevertheless we had joy, we had fun birding the premises of our condominium. Maybe not in that order but we still had seasons in the sun.
This city is set to host this years 12th Philippine Bird Festival (PBF).
The festival, slated May 10-12, 2018, will be spearheaded by the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP), which began holding the PBF in 2005 aimed at raising conservation awareness through the promotion of bird-watching and the responsible appreciation of nature.
Tacurong maintains the Baras Bird Sanctuary here with the support of the regions Department of Tourism (DOT).
The city made the bid in hosting the event after holding its third local bird festival in May 2017.
Tacurong City Mayor Lina Montilla said ...
The three-city tour was fast, ran in clockwork precision and very organized.
There was no time for waiting and we didnt waste time second-guessing what was going to happen next. Inside the blizzard-cold coaster as we began rolling on Edsa, the atmosphere was warm and, surprise, very quiet. Far different from previous tours weve attended, where our ears would bleed from people tirelessly talking throughout the entire trip.
I had gingerly slid my back on the seat, ready to coil and doze off to catch sleep. It was going to be a one-and-a-half-hour travel, I was told when I heard two girls g ...
While many areas have been developed, several wetlands in Western Visayas region still serve as sanctuaries for migratory birds.
"Our region still has a rich biodiversity, which serves as important feeding grounds and ideal resting places for migratory birds," explained Jim Sampulna, regional director of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-6).
Data from DENR-6s Conservation and Development Division found that there are 57 existing wetlands for migratory birds in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental provinces.
During the recent World Wetlands ...
Sa isang bahagi ng Alfonso Lista sa probinsya ng Ifugao, nagkumpulan ang daan-daang migtatory birds mula China, Australia, at New Zealand.
Ayon sa mga eksperto, tinatakasan ng mga ito ang "extreme weather" o sobrang malamig na panahon kaya minabuting dito muna sa Pilipinas pansamantalang manirahan.
Pakiusap ng mga awtoridad, huwag silang hulihin o gambalain.
Isa sa mga species na makikita sa lugar ang egret o tinatawag na kanaway.
Sa dami, kinailangan silang isailalim sa Asian Waterbird Census para maitala ang bilang nila sa Wetlands International, isang organisasyon na nangunguna ...