Philippine Eagle Center

Davao City, Davao del Sur

Philippine Eagle Center is located in Davao City, Davao del Sur. The Center is home to 36 Philippine Eagles, 18 of which are captive-bred. It also houses 10 other species of birds, 4 species of mammals and 2 species of reptiles.

Simulating a tropical rain forest environment, the Center offers the visitor a glimpse into the country's forest ecosystem. Although the exhibits are used ...

primarily to help educate the Filipino people on conservation, the facility is also considered a major tourist attraction in Davao City.

Philippine Eagle Center News

  • Nation Observes 20th Philippine Eagle Week

    Nation Observes 20th Philippine Eagle Week

    The country celebrates the 20th Philippine Eagle Week (PEW) beginning today until June 10 with the theme: "Ipagdiwang ang Pagkakaisa para sa Malayang Agila".

    Every year, we celebrate the ecological importance and social significance of the Philippine eagle through this observance. Twenty years after Presidential Proclamation No. 79 was signed into law declaring the observance of the PEW, we reflect back on these years of continued collaboration with fellow champions in Philippine eagle conservation.

    From its humble beginnings, conservation of Philippine eagles commenced with the Monkey-E ...

  • Philippine Eagle Soaring High A Sign Of Balanced Ecology

    Philippine Eagle Soaring High A Sign Of Balanced Ecology

    The iconic Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is the most revered bird of prey in the Philippines.

    Also known as the monkey-eating eagle, this endemic eagle is the largest extant eagles in the world in terms of length and wing surface.

    It's sheer size and ability to fly and soar high in the sky in search of prey within its territory or range makes it the most fearsome among all birds of prey in the Philippines.

    Several laws provide the legal basis to protect the Philippine eagle against all threats particularly illegal wildlife trade, hunting or the destruction of their habitats ...

  • Up Close And Personal With Imbulog

    Up Close And Personal With Imbulog

    he mere sight of the huge Philippine eagle moved one of the lady staffers of Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely to tears.

    "I'm feeling emotional about this," the lady staffer said as Imbulog stood majestically perched on his handler Bongbong's arm.

    With a span of over seven feet and standing nearly four feet tall, Imbulog, which means "to soar," is a captive eagle at the Philippine Eagle Center in Barangay Malagos here.

    The staff member also shared how Imbulog's eyes, which has a tinge of blue in the middle, seemed to pierce right through her, as if the large bird ...

  • Coming To The Rescue Of The Endangered Philippine Eagle

    Coming To The Rescue Of The Endangered Philippine Eagle

    Can captive breeding and community-based conservation save this great raptor?

    The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), endemic to the Philippines and one of the worlds largest and heaviest eagles, continues to face the threat of extinction due to ignorance and deforestation.

    "At least one Philippine eagle is killed every year because of shooting," laments Jayson Ibanez, research and conservation director of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF), a non-government organization based in Davao City in southern Phillippine. Ibanez says that deforestation due to timber poaching and slash- ...

  • Chinese Crested Tern Back From Extinction

    Chinese Crested Tern Back From Extinction

    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 ...

  • PEF Hosts United Nations Wild Life Week Celebration

    PEF Hosts United Nations Wild Life Week Celebration

    The Philippine Eagle Foundation is hosting the first United Nations Wild Life Week Celebration in Davao City. The weeklong celebration commenced on March 3, Saturday.

    "This is essentially a part of the global celebration or commemoration of the signed anniversary of CITES or Convention on International Trade for Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora," said Jason Ibanez, research and conservation director of the Philippine Eagle Foundation during the Connect Science, Health and Wellness press conference at Sm Lanang Premier on Friday.

    He said this is this is the main international l ...