Birds

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.

Birds News

  • DENR 6 Reports Sighting Of Brent Goose In Hinactacan Lapaz Iloio City A First For The Philippines

    A press release from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines (6 February 2017) on the sighting of Brent Goose (Branta bernica nigricans) in the coastal area of Hinactacan, Lapaz, Iloilo City, is available to download here.

    “We are elated to have this discovery. This is why we need to further strengthen the protection of our wetlands which are home to rare migratory birds such as the Brent Goose. The Philippines is the most diverse among the mega diverse countries of the world, and it is but right that we continue protecting and conserving our rich natural environm ...

  • DENR Monitors Migratory Birds In Western Visayas Wetlands

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is monitoring priority wetlands in Western Visayas for the presence of migratory birds following the sighting of a Brent Goose in Hinactacan, Lapaz here last February 4.

    It was recorded as the first Brent Goose (Branta bernica nigricans) to visit the Philippines by the DENR's Conservation and Development Division (CDD).

    The visit of the Brent Goose was confirmed by bird experts Philip Godfrey Jakosalem and Liza Paguntalan of the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (PBCFI) when they went to the area to validate t ...

  • PH To Hold UN Conference On Migratory Birds Manila

    The Philippines will be hosting a United Nations (UN)-led conference to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the only global intergovernmental treaty established exclusively for the conservation and management of terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range.

    This was announced by Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Theresa Mundita Lim during the launch of the logo for the 12th Conference of Parties (COP 12) meeting on Tuesday, February 28.

    Lim said the COP meeting will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on Oct ...

  • Snapshots Discovering Camiguins Mantigue And White Island

    Camiguin Island tour won't be complete without visiting White Island and Mantigue Island. When I tried to do some research, White island gained more popularity in the web compared to Mantigue Island. I haven't heard of the latter until we reached Camiguin. I was postponing this blog post, hoping to find the extra memory card of my GoPro where basically stores majority of my photos on both islands. I guess the long stretch needs to end and I need to stick on some shots imported on my phone and from my other camera.

    If White Island and Mantique island may have been rivals when these two exis ...

  • Environment Office Holds Waterbird Census

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-CAR recently conducted an Asian waterbird census through consecutive bird watch in the region.

    Ecosystems Management Specialist II Linda Claire Pawid said the waterbird census primarily aims to "monitor the existence of various waterbird species especially the endangered ones".

    The water bird census are eyed to serve as basis for waterbird population and the changes in waterbird area distribution which was earlier held at Magat-Maris Dam in Alfonso Lista, Ifugao and at Talaca, Tabuk, Kalinga in January 12-13 and January 17-18, respect ...

  • Negros Occidental Bird Festival Draws 10000 Crowd

    The Provincial of Government of Negros Occidental has reached the target 10,000 participants and guests in its hosting of the 11th Philippine Bird Festival from November 24 to 27.

    Themed "Pagpanghangkat sa aton tanan, kabuhing ilahas aton amligan," the four-day activity ended on Sunday.

    Records of the Provincial Environment Management Office (Pemo) showed that simultaneous activities in different local government units (LGUs) like the cities of Sagay, Victorias, Silay and Bago, and towns of San Enrique, Pontevedra and Murcia, among others have drawn almost 4,000 participants, mostly comm ...