Philippines: Luzon & Palawan,
- This is a report about a quick trip to visit my girlfriend working in Manila, see some endemics around Manila and then spend some holidays together on Palawan with some birding and scuba diving....David Marques reports.
Three visits to the Philippines
- A detailed summary of three trips by Geoff Dobbs.
Palawan Bird Trip
- This was a trip designed to see all the 27 of the 28 Palawan endemics (or 19 of the 20, or 14 of the 15 depending on your view of sub-species) plus Philippine Cockatoo....Graeme Wright reports.
Several remote Philippine birding sites: a report in .pdf format by George Wagner.
- We decided to follow a more or less “standard” itinerary for our first visit to the Philippines and to take our time at the different sites. So we visited Mount Makiling, Mount Polis and Candaba Swamp on Luzon, Mount Kitanglad and PICOP on Mindanao and the island of Palawan. Beside these sites we opted to visit Hamut Camp on Luzon, which turned out to be quite an adventurous trip...Henk Hendricks reports
- This is a series of five trip reports covering trips made in
late 2004 – early 2006 to various parts of The Philippines.
We had previously visited Cebu and Mindanao in 2000, so this
was an effort to pick up birds we had not seen on the previous
trip as well as in other places...Gary and Marlene Babic report.
- This report consists of several birding
excursions made while visiting my wife's family in Cebu during
June and July, 2005. All birding was done at a relaxed pace without
using recorded calls...Dan Jones reports.
Philippines – Expedition
- A single month is not nearly enough time
to do this complex country justice....therefore, I decided to
concentrate my efforts on a just a few islands and skip others
entirely, rather than attempt to cover too many sites in too little
time. My priority was to visit mostly some of the more difficult
sites and to check out areas that have so far been neglected on
birdwatching itineraries....Frank E. Rheindt
- The Philippines has always been high on the list of priority
countries to visit for the aspiring world lister, due to its
highly specialised, highly endangered avifauna. Depending
on which taxonomy you follow, almost 200 species are endemic
to this diverse archipelago, including some remarkably spectacular
birds...Simon Allen reports.
- The Philippines are one of the most endemic-rich
places on earth. There live also a lot of near-endemic species
what makes it a fantastic birdwatching destination. But the avifauna
and nature in general on the Philippines are also one of the most
threatened on earth. Deforestation and the increasing demand for
agriculture land by the growing population on this archipelago
make that the wildlife on the islands is very vulnerable....Peter
Birding trip to the Philippines
- We recorded 331 species of which 151 were
endemic. Overall we had an excellent trip. We only regret that
our time at Canaway and Apaya was limited. These places surely
deserve more attention. We hope this report will encourage other
birders to visit Canaway and Apaya and explore it more thoroughly.
Hopefully Negros Fruit-Dove and Isabela Oriole can still be found
there...Sander Lagerveld reports. (Big report
with lots of pictures) (Part1, Part2,
- This was the hardest trip my wife (Dollyann
Myers) and I have ever done, both physically and mentally. We
knew from previous trip reports it would be difficult, but a combination
of recent minor knee surgery for my wife, hot and dry weather,
an early breeding season, and the worst environmental devastation
we've ever seen all contributed to a grueling trip...Ron Hoff
- This was our third trip in the last two years
in an urgent quest to experience and study the most critically
endangered birds and habitat in the world before they disappear.
Almost 600 species of birds have been recorded in the the Philippines
archipelago, 7100 volcanic islands each with a unique evolution
of diverse species isolated not only island from island but altitudinally
as well as throughout the mountain ranges found on almost all
islands...Garry George reports.
Urban Birding in the Philippines
- A recent trip to the Philippines, between
February 1 - 7, 2002 only allowed for some quick urban birding...a
short report from Manila by Todd R. Pepper.
- We spent the period between 17th
January and 10th March birding in the Philippines,
visiting sites on Luzon, Palawan, Cebu, Bohol and Mindanao. The
Philippines is hard work. Good habitat is increasingly hard to
find, even within the protected area network, and birds are heavily
hunted and therefore at low densities and very shy. It is well
worth the effort though as the rate of endemism is very high and
the birds are fantastic. If you are thinking of ever going to
the Philippines then do it now, birding here will only get harder
and inevitably some species will be lost during our life-times.....Phil
and Charlotte Benstead report.
The Philippines (Mindanao, Cebu, Bohol
- The Philippine archipelago consists of just
over 1100 islands, though the major portion of the land area is
taken up by just nine main islands. A total bird list of 556 species
has been recorded in The Philippines and an impressive total of
185 of these are endemic, including one endemic family, the Rhabdornises,
of which there are 3 species....Aidan G. Kelly reports
- From February 10th till March
4th 2000 Marc Guijt, Leo Heemskerk and me, Jan van
der Laan, made a birding trip to the Philippines. Our main
goal was to see the Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle and next to
see as many Philippine endemic species before it was too late.
The following is a report on a short trip
to selected sites in the Philippines from 30 March to 14 April
1996. The trip was very successful although hard work
due to low bird densities. I saw c165 species in total of which
c70 were new for me, the best birds were Red-bellied & Steere's
Pittas, Wattled Broadbill, Philippine Frogmouth & Eagle,
Spotted Wood & Hombron's Kingfishers, Rufous Hornbill, Philippine
Bullfinch and Stripe-headed Rhabdornis...Richard Fairbanks