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

  • Haribon Announces Bird Watching Tour

    Millions of animals around the world move seasonally from one place to another and then return to their homelands instinctively through a behavior called migration.

    In the Philippines, this fascinating phenomenon happens from September to May. Migratory birds, including 64 globally-threatened species, are now traveling and can be found visiting the Philippine wetlands, mangroves and coastal areas.

    Birds in general provide seed dispersal, pest regulation and other key functions that keep our environment healthy. They travel long distances to escape the cold winters of the north in what ar ...

  • Record-breaking 86,000 Migratory Birds Flock To Sarangani In Two Weeks

    Record-breaking 86,000 Migratory Birds Flock To Sarangani In Two Weeks

    It was worth the travel on the long and winding road that leads to Raptor Hill in Barangay Rio del Pilar when on September 29 some 54,000 raptors were recorded in the routine day-long watch of a team from the Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC), Sarangani Information Office and village volunteers doing this years migratory raptor study.

    It appears that the peak season is here. Today, our team at the Raptor Hill counted around 54,000 Chinese Sparrowhawks, said Atty. Emma Nebran, former executive director of ECPC. Like clock, the raptors are back.

    Just two weeks into th ...

  • Facts You Need To Know About The Top 10 Birds In The City

    Facts You Need To Know About The Top 10 Birds In The City

    Help us find out where are our city birds this July 15 & 16!

    Visit bit.ly/birdsinthecity to learn how.

    1. Eurasian Tree Sparrow

    Legend has it that in the early 1900s, Europeans brought these birds to the Philippines to help them combat loneliness and homesickness. Today, it is the most common bird in the Philippines known as the maya.

    2. Yellow-vented Bulbul

    Easily identified by its yellow bottom, this bird sports a mohawk comparable to that of the infamous hairstyle.

    3. Pied Fantail

    In birding language, the term pied means black and white. Locally known as the Maria Capr ...

  • 6 Things You Can Do To Attract Birds In Your Garden

    6 Things You Can Do To Attract Birds In Your Garden

    Help us find out where are our city birds this July 15 & 16!

    Visit bit.ly/birdsinthecity to learn how.

    1. Provide water supply.

    One of the easiest things you can do to attract birds in your garden is to set up a birdbath. It can be made from an old laundry bucket or pots from old plants. It should be shallow enough for birds to bathe in comfort and is placed in an area where birds can hide if they get startled by humans or cats. It also helps to place a flat stone near it to give them an easy way in and out. Most importantly, don't forget to clean it regularly to prevent mosquitoes fr ...

  • 10 Environmental Organizations You Can Join

    10 Environmental Organizations You Can Join

    We can take the next step and join these organizations that go the extra mile in saving the only Earth that we have.

  • City Dwellers Urged To Join Urban Bird Watch

    City Dwellers Urged To Join Urban Bird Watch

    A nature conservation organization on Thursday invited city dwellers to a massive bird watch that aims to "raise awareness on urban birds and their plight."

    In a statement, Haribon Foundation urged citizens to "spot, identify and count bird species in an urban location of your choice" on July 15 and 16.

    "Watching birds around us helps identify the most abundant urban bird species, best areas for birding and changes in species count throughout the years," the statement read.

    "How we manage the landscape around us influences the wildlife it supports. Urban birding helps us understand th ...