Olango Wildlife Sanctuary

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Olango Wildlife Bird Sanctuary located in Olango Island, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu, is a major refueling station for approximately 40,000 migratory birds. It is located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. The 1,030 hectare of sandflats and mangroves is a haven for the birds that come from Siberia, Northern China and Japan.

These birds flock to the island seeking refuge fro ...

m the winter climate of these countries. Olango Wildlife Sanctuary supports the largest concentration of migratory birds found so far in the Philippines. There are 97 species of birds in Olango, 48 of which are migratory species, while the rest are resident birds of the island.

The Philippine Dept of Environment and Natural Resources has been tasked to protect and manage the area. A sanctuary office has been established in the area. The Olango Wildlife Sanctuary office also serves as a jump-off point for birdwatching in the reserve.

Olango Island Wildlife Bird Sanctuary News

  • Fins And Feathers In Olango Island

    Fins And Feathers In Olango Island

    I was back in Olango Island once again since I accompanied Karlo, The Lazy Filipino, to go biking. Though it was late in the afternoon, we still pushed through. But no matter how many times I had gone to Olango Island, the experience is always different and fun. Well, here are some fascinating things that happened when we explored Olango Island one Sunday afternoon.

  • Up-Close With Our Fine Feathered Friends

    Up-Close With Our Fine Feathered Friends

    Olango Island is the home of migratory birds here in the Philippines. With over a hundred species of birds coming from different countries, one will be mesmerize if he/she has the chance to see them up close. For all the years I had visited and lived in Olango Island, my recent escapade was the most-rewarding when it comes to bird watching. I saw them personally in a flock!

  • Taytayan To Aid In Wildlife Conservation

    Taytayan To Aid In Wildlife Conservation

    Marine and wildlife preservation of Olango Island will be one of the beneficiaries of Lapu-Lapu City's coffee-table book "Taytayan."

    Slated for launch this November during the City's Tourism Expo, the 200-page coffee table book will chronicle the rich history and heritage of the city.

    A budget of P1.3 million was set aside for this project, which is a collaboration between the Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Council and Soline Publishing Inc., said Hembler Mendoza, head of the city's tourism council.

    Mendoza said the publication will enhance the tourists appreciation and expand their knowledge ...

  • Legarda: Protect Migratory Birds Thru Protected Areas

    In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, Sen. Loren Legarda renewed her call for greater protection of the country's protected areas, especially wetlands that serve as temporary habitats of migratory birds.

    "Wetlands are crucial to the survival and well-being of migratory birds, which are important in keeping a balanced ecosystem," said Legarda.

    There are seven sites in the Philippines designated as Wetlands of International Importance. These are Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area, Naujan Lake National Park, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Tubba ...

  • World Wetlands Day

    Last February 2 was World Wetlands Day.

    Numerous activities throughout the world were observed to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in Ramsar City in Iran. The covenant, also known as the Ramsar Convention, was passed way back on February 2, 1971, but it was only during the past years when it was getting more attention.

    Today, the World Wetlands Day is one of the important conservation events in the country. The Philippines is a signatory to this international treaty.

    The convention provides a broad definition of wetlands, which include lakes, rivers, underground ...

  • Olango Island Marine Wildlife Sanctuary Travel Guide

    Olango Island Marine Wildlife Sanctuary Travel Guide

    Olango Island is part of a group of islands in Cebu Province. The island group is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Cordova and Lapu-Lapu City. It is a major tourist destination of Cebu known for its wildlife sanctuary and is only 5 kilometers east of Mactan Island.