The Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape is a protected landscape area of forested limestone hills, grasslands and natural springs in the island province of Bohol in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. It is the largest remaining tract of natural forest in Bohol and one of the Philippines' top birdwatching sites.
The park has more than 30 kilometers of marked trails for wil ...
dlife observation, over 100 caves, a camping area and a swimming pool. At the summit of Bilar Peak, an observation tower has been constructed providing panoramic views of the park and surrounding countryside, including the nearby island of Panglao and even Cebu. Near the park's entrance is a tunnel that leads to Magsaysay Park, a cleared area situated next to a ranger station and the Logarita spring.
The Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape is an important bird area being home to over 120 bird species, many of which are endemic to the Philippines, which include the endangered streaked reed warbler and Philippine cockatoo, as well as the Philippine hawk-eagle, Visayan broadbill, Samar hornbill, Mindanao bleeding-heart, Philippine eagle-owl, Philippine oriole, Philippine frogmouth, azure-breasted pitta, rufous-tailed jungle flycatcher, rufous-lored kingfisher, silvery kingfisher, yellow-breasted tailorbird, yellow-bellied whistler, black-crowned babbler, Philippine hanging parrot, Philippine fairy-bluebird, Philippine trogon and Philippine leaf warbler.
The park also supports six species of large mammals namely, the Philippine tarsier, long-tailed macaque, Philippine flying lemur, Malayan civet, Asian palm civet and Philippine warty pig. It is also a habitat of some rodent species, such as the Philippine forest rat, rice-field rat and Mindanao hairy-tailed rat. The more than 100 caves also hold several species of bats and swiftlets. Its forest cover is dominated by native dipterocarp trees such as molave. Wiki
Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape National Park Forest News
Mt. Isarog is a stratovolcano and is 1,966 meters above sea level. Located in Camarines Sur, Philippines, Mt. Isarog is considered as Southern Luzon's highest forested peak. This is the site of Mt. Isarog National Park. Six municipalities and a city have territorial jurisdiction of Mt. Isarog National Park. These are Calabanga, Tinambac, Ocampo, Tigaon, Goa, Pili, and Naga City.
Mountain climbers and backpackers will enjoy trekking on Mt. Isarog's slopes for a nature adventure. The best time to visit Mt. Isarog National Park is during the dry months of January to April. The temperature may ...
Day 4 ??" 20th October
Following a more relaxed start to the day, we headed to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. A tarsier (the Philippine species is Carlito syrichta) is a small nocturnal primate, with eyes so large that they are bigger than its brain. They are unfortunately under threat of extinction, largely due to habitat loss. Tarsiers become stressed and die if they are kept in captivity, but the sanctuary does keep a small number in semi-captivity: an open area that visitors could walk through. And so, we got a proper look at this peculiar little creatures, who did not seem terribly ...
We started our Philippines trip on the island of Palawan, followed by some time on Cebu, then Negros and then, thanks to a ferry to Bohol being sold out, we spent a night on the island of Siquijor. The final leg of our Philippines adventure (well at least my final leg), was the island of Bohol. Bohol is located within the Visayas, a term used to describe one of the principle geographic regions in the Philippines. (Since the country is made up of over 7,000 islands, it would be silly not to have the islands broken up into different regions. The Visayas describes the islands surrounding the Visa ...
Arecent social-media post that went viral showed a frightened Philippine flying lemur being restrained by its captors.
Mistaken for aswang, a mythical evil creature, it is being blamed for the mysterious death of livestock.
While it is commonly called as kagwang, the Philippine flying lemur is not your aswang that feeds on human or animal flesh and internal organs, as the local folklore says. It neither sucks blood, nor destroys crops.
The flying lemur is also not, as many believed it to be, a bad omen or one that brings bad luck.
In fact, the Philippine flying lemur is considered ...
Bilar is known for its man-made forest otherwise known as the "Mohagony Forest" and the Simply Butterfly Sanctuary ??" but little do most people know that Bilar also offers a unique and unforgettable exprience at the Rajah Sikatuna National Park. In cooperation with the Tarsius Project, a tarsier conservation effort, they offer a Night Safari wherein you get to see nocturnal creatures in their habitat.
My boyfriend who happens to have a very sharp eyesight, especially when it comes to animals, saw a poster regarding the Night Safari Tour in the Butterfly Sanctuary during our countryside tou ...
1. Mt. Kitanglad, Bukidnon
Birding level Moderate to difficult (only because of the amount of trek required)
Why go For a chance to see the Philippine eagle
Side trip If time permits, visit Mapawa Nature Park, in the mountains of Malasag in Cagayan de Oro
The itinerary It's a five-day trip with almost two days dedicated to travel alone and three full days to birding.
Day One Fly from Manila to Cagayan de Oro; then take a two- to three-hour drive to Bukidnon. In Bukidnon, ride a van or a 4x4 vehicle to Damitan Village. From the village, hike or ride a horse going to Del Monte Lo ...