I can still remember the sand on my feet, the sun glistening brightly on my face and the sound of the waves every second as if it's in sync with my heartbeat. I fell in love with Camiguin Island and all its wonderful attractions. If you watch this video, you'll know why.
A multinational team of ornithologists has discovered two new species of owls in the Philippines.
"The discovery, which is featured in the current issue of Forktail, the Journal of Asian Ornithology, took years to confirm, but it was well worth the effort," said lead author Dr Pam Rasmussen of the Michigan State University's Museum.
"More than 15 years ago, we realized that new subspecies of Ninox hawk-owls existed in the Philippines," she said. "But it wasn't until last year that we obtained enough recordings that we could confirm that they were not just subspecies, but two new species ...
Nicknamed as the "Island Born of Fire", little Camiguin is the second smallest island in the Philippines in terms of area and population. Within this small area lies seven volcanoes, with Mt. Hibok-hibok and Mt. Vulcan as the most popular, and the five towns of Mambajao, Catarman, Mahinog, Sagay and Guinsiliban.
Not only a home to the very famous White Island, Camiguin as well boasts of lanzones, a tropical fruit with a pale brown skin and sweet translucent flesh. Claiming to grow the sweetest brand of lanzones in the Philippines, Camiguin celebrates the visited Lanzones Festival every 3rd ...