Chinese crested tern Thalasseus bernsteini News
Listed as critically endangered in 2017-3 The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and last documented in the Philippines in 1905, with current population believed to be just around 50 birds or even less, much rarer than the Philippine Eagle, three Chinese Crested Terns (Thalasseus bernsteini) were documented by bird watchers on different days in Panabo City last March.
This has set the birding community astir once more, trickling into Davao City to stake out in Panabo for their lifers or first-time ever photos of a species.
First to document is Peter Simpson, an American who now resides ...
I woke up refreshed and excited on our second day at sea aboard the M/Y Zamerdius. We were still anchored in Shark Airport in Tubbataha's North Atoll, surrounded by the clear waters of the Sulu Sea. The itinerary the same for the morning: divers head out before breakfast, snorkeling beside the boat, breakfast, then head out to Bird Islet for birding.
I was more confident getting in the water this time and I spent a longer time snorkeling too! Gibo and I were awed by the sight of a HUGE school of fish passing by the boat!
As I made my way up the boat, I heard Gibo call from the water "Mai ...
Haribon Foundation conducts bird watching tour each year as part of its annual Welcome to the Birds series of activities, where over half a million of migratory birds including globally threatened species visit the country typically from September to March to find temporary shelter, forage for food and rest from the harsh winter months.
One of the recently conducted tours was in Las Piñas- Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) to student groups, members and volunteers who wanted to learn and observe the wide variety of bird species. Just a few hours away from the metrop ...