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

  • 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 ...

  • Philippine Eagle Pangarap Celebrates 19th Hatchday

    Philippine Eagle Pangarap Celebrates 19th Hatchday

    For decades the Philippine Eagle Foundation has been at the forefront in the protection of the bird of prey it is named after. It is also among the institutions that has effectively campaigned for the conservation of the environment through the efforts and initiatives it has implemented.

    The center celebrates another milestone this year as AboitizPowers adopted female Philippine Eagle, Pangarap, turned 19 years old last February 23.

    The 19-year-old Pangarap is the daughter of one of the foundation's most successful couple, Sam and Diamante, one of the most successful natural pairing of t ...

  • Eagle Love

    Eagle Love

    Valentines day has come and gone. For some it was a day of romance and spending time with your loved one, for singletons like me however, it was just another ordinary day. Some may think its funny that it is difficult to find a match but when it comes to the critically endangered Philippine Eagle, finding the "right one" is truly extra challenging.

    I learned this during my visit to the center on the 5th hatch day of Mabuhay, the only offspring of Philippine Eagle Pag-asa, last February 9. Although many eagles in the center pair naturally with their kind, some eagles cannot be paired to a wi ...

  • Eagles And Crocodiles Animal Encounters In Davao

    Eagles And Crocodiles Animal Encounters In Davao

    It has menacing looks and a huge frame to match, but also exhibits a graceful and majestic form in flight. A large and powerful bird of prey, it used to be called the monkey-eating eagle because macaques formed part of its diet. Some have even fed on small deer weighing as much as 14 kilos a testament to their strength and size. But with only an estimated 400 or so pairs left in the wild, the Philippine Eagle is critically endangered.