var dateObj = new Date(document.lastModified) international flights; departure tax, travel insurance; alcoholic drinks and any items for personal use. months[5] = "May"; For more information click on Information Page. months[10] = "October"; We will be looking for one of our main target birds of the tour the Whiskered Pitta we stand a good chance to see this stunning Pitta species. The famous rice terraces at Banaue will be the base from where we shall explore the mountains of the Central Cordillera. Upon closer inspection, Bongcaron said that it was an owlet so he sought the help of one of the university’s housekeepers in trying to catch the bird. Here we shall try pre-dawn for Philippine Scops-Owl and Luzon Hawk-Owl. Mt. Early morning drive to Davao. The mountain holds most of the Mindanao montane endemics. Copyright © 2011 Birdguiding Philippines -, per person $4,500 (twin-share) single room supplement $400. “A juvenile endemic Philippine Scops Owl was rescued inside DLSU-D earlier as it was seen by Sir Riche Bongcaron near the Museo fell from its perched tree. A Philippine Hawk Cuckoo showed low in some bamboo at the Diliman University but the daytime stake-out of Philippine Scops Owl failed to deliver the birds on this particular day –reason unknown. We will concentrate on finding the two specialties of the area: Melodious Babbler and Palawan Flycatcher. SHS Assistant Director and former ERMAC Director Marlon Pareja and SHS faculty member Nian Beceril were the first to the respond. days[5] = "Thursday"; Southern Sierra Madre Mountains. And with some luck the mighty Philippine Eagle-Owl may show. Description. He was named Juan by Mr. Bongcaron prior to release. We also have the chance to look for Eastern Grass-Owl and Philippine Duck at the old Bislig airport. days[4] = "Wednesday"; /*START >>> this area is for last modification of this html*/ Date Posted: 08/23/2013. Subic Bay is one of the very last remaining lowland forest on Luzon within an old American Naval Base. Pareja and Beceril, who were both part of the University’s research team on DLSU-D’s avian population, helped assess and identify the animal and ensured that he suffered no injury before he was released back to its natural habitat with some help. Celestial Monarch and Short-crested Monarch are our main target birds here as both are very hard to find elsewhere in our selection of bird destinations. The Haring Ibon brand under Birds in Focus, Inc. (BIF) is a premium brand offering a variety of products ranging from apparel to household décor and stationary. var months = new Array(13); months[2] = "February"; This once vast area of lowland forest within the former  P.I.C.O.P Concession has now largely been reduced to small patches of forest. REMOTE PHILIPPINES: The Visayas & Small Islands Birding Tour. months[6] = "June"; It was named 'Juan' by Sir Riche Bongcaron. There are so many possibilities for a nice morning birding at La Mesa Eco Park in Quezon City. Morning and afternoon birding on route to Sabang Beach. In the surrounding forest we should find Black-and cinnamon Fantail, Yellow-bellied Whistler, Sulphur-billed Nuthatch, Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis, Grey-hooded Sunbird and Red-eared Parrotfinch. It was named 'Juan' by Sir Riche Bongcaron. The La Mesa Eco Park is also a great spot for migrating and wintering birds and the list is still growing. We also have the chance to look for Eastern Grass-Owl and Philippine Duck at the old Bislig airport. Cleanfuel announces price rollback for diesel, gasoline. At night we have a good chance to find Philippine Frogmouth and we may spot the Giant Scops-Owl. According to Presidential Management Office (PMO) Riche Bongcaron, he found the juvenile Philippine Scops Owl just when he was about to park his car near the Museum complex. Among the many other species that this area holds are Writhed Hornbill, Rufous Hornbill, Steere’s Honey Buzzard, Pinsker’s Hawk Eagle, Southern Silvery Kingfisher, rufous-lored(Winchell's) Kingfisher, Mindanao Wattled Broadbill, Azure-breasted Pitta, Black-headed Tailorbird and Philippine Oriole just to name a few. As we slowly make our way up the mountain we will be looking out for Scale-feathered Malkoha, Red-crested Malkoha, Luzon Hornbill, Philippine Trogon, White-browed Shama and, if we are lucky enough Luzon Bleeding-heart. In the afternoon we will take a short boat ride to a small island where we will search for the near-endemic Mantanani Scops-owl. Category: Birds FOR SALE / ADOPTION: Ad Number: 52452. In addition to "regular" poop (like most birds), owls also empty out the ceca at the end of their intestines about once a day. Eventually, the bird was gently secured. The spark that ignited growth in the brand is the Haring Ibon coffee table book, the first of its kind, focusing on the Great Philippine Eagle. A lot. And with some luck the mighty Philippine Eagle-Owl may show. According to Birdlife International's ‘Threatened Birds of the World’ (2000), it is estimated that of the 9600 bird species in the world, no less than 1186 are currently threatened with extinction, 325 of them coming from Asia.Of the endemic species, 59 (86%) are Philippine species. Then back birding along the road towards Puerto Princesa – afternoon flight to Manila to connect with international flights or overnight stay in Manila and departure on day 23. We rose before sunset (we heard Philippine Scops Owl and Philippine Hawk-Owl at the first 100 meters) to get to the clearing described in Brian Gee at the Angat Reservoir. Our main endemics are Flame-breasted Fruit-Dove, Luzon Racket-tail, Green-backed Whistler, Philippine and Long-tailed Bush-Warbler, Chestnut-faced Babbler, Flame-crowned Flowerpecker, Metallic-winged Sunbird and White-cheeked Bullfinch. Most of the time we will be birding along good roads looking out for Philippine Green-Pigeon, Blue-naped Parrot, Rufous Coucal, Blackish Cuckoo-shrike, Northern Sooty Woodpecker, Luzon Flameback, Stripe-headed Rhabdornis and Trilling Tailorbird. Bongcaron sought the help of the Environmental Resource Management Center (ERMAC) and the Biological Science Department for assistance. We will go out looking for Chinese Egret and waders on the beach near Puerto Princesa. This splendid site holds about 140 bird species. This means that our university has a healthy ecosystem to be their habitat.”, Date Last Modified | Price: per person $3,680 (twin-share)single room supplement $350. Our Endangered Endemics birding tour explores the Philippines’ three largest islands and covers the best of the remaining habitats in our attempts to find some of the world’s most spectacular and threatened birds. With the help of our local guide we shall explore the mountain forest over the next days. months[9] = "September"; On Monday 3rd , we headed out again before dawn in the hope of finding some night birds, this time producing excellent views on a taped-out Chocolate Boobook and a Philippine Nightjar sitting on the tepid runway. The Philippine scops owl is one of the endemic owl species of the country and is listed as “Least Concern” under the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The Philippine Scops Owl (Otus megalotis) is a common owl, endemic to the Philippines, belonging to the family of the typical owls Strigidae.It is one of sixteen owl species in the Philippines. EXTINCTION THREATS TO PHILIPPINE OWLS. BMPlus. Kitanglad is one of the most popular birding destinations in the Philippines and is well known as the best site for the Philippine Eagle, probably the main target bird for anyone visiting the Philippines. Here we have an excellent opportunity to encounter the eagle which is one of the biggest raptors in the World. Birding in the early morning at Subterranean river national park, Birding around Sabang Beach. We will keep our eyes open for Spotted and Barred Buttonquail in the surrounding grasslands. months[4] = "April"; At dusk and dawn we will be looking out for the Bukidnon Woodcock and Philippine Nightjar. I hurriedly documented the owl and did a quick morphometric measurements. As we slowly make our way up the mountain we will be looking out for Scale-feathered Malkoha, Red-crested Malkoha, Luzon Hornbill, Philippine Trogon, White-browed Shama and, if we are lucky enough Luzon Bleeding-heart. Plenty of other birds can be found within the Park and we will also be searching for some of these specialities along the forest  road back towards Puerto Princesa. He recounted that he suddenly stopped when he saw something brown falling from above. Birding around the marshes at Candaba gives us the best chance of finding Philippine Duck, Philippine Swamphen, Eastern Grass-Owl, Cinnamon Bittern and Oriental Pratincole. 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