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Luzon, Bohol & Cebu
23 February – 5 March 2009 Reports 2010 2011 2012a 2012b
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Breeding Candaba Marsh
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Candaba, en-route on Luzon and Bohol
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Candaba, Bohol and Cebu
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes Vulnerable (VU)
1 bird seen very well near Baclayon on Bohol
Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola bacchus
2 birds seen at Candaba Marsh
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron Butorides striata
2 seen near Tagbilaran on Bohol
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Breeding colony at Candaba Marsh
Rufous Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus
A juv. bird seen near Tagbilaran on Bohol.
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
10+ birds seen at Candaba Marsh
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
A single bird seen at Candaba Marsh
Philippine Duck Anas luzonica Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
Numbers seen at Candaba Marsh, 6 at Subic on 24th with approx. 10 on 25th
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
About 50 at Candaba Marsh
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
1 seen overhead at entrance to Hill 394 track, Subic
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
common at Subic, only 1 seen on Bohol
Philippine Serpent-Eagle Spilornis holospilus Country endemic
Seen daily at Subic, Mt.Makiling, few on Bohol
Besra Accipiter virgatus
Seen at Subic and Rajah Sikatuna NP on Bohol
Philippine Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus philippensis Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
1 seen near hill 394 at Subic
Pinsker’s Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus pinskeri Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
1 at Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol
Philippine Falconet Microhierax erythrogenys Country endemic
Daily seen at Subic with up to 4 birds on 24th
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
1 seen from the plane at Manila airport
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
1 at Subic
Blue-breasted Quail Coturnix chinensis
1 male seen very well with 2 females at Cebu south reclamation area
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
Subic, only once heard at Rajah Sikatuna NP on Bohol
Spotted Buttonquail Turnix ocellatus Country endemic
Great looks of 1 bird out on the track at Subic, brief scope views at Mt.Makiling
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
2 birds at Los Banos
Barred Rail Gallirallus torquatus Near-endemic
1 seen at Candaba, 1 at Subic, 2 Mt. Makiling and 2 on Cebu
Plain Bush-hen Amaurornis olivacea Country endemic
2 seen at Subic
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
1 at Candaba Marsh
Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca
1 seen briefly at Candaba Marsh
White-browed Crake Porzana cinerea
1 seen briefly at Candaba Marsh
Purple Swamphen [Philippine] Porphyrio porphyrio
Approx. 10 birds at Candaba
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
5 at Candaba Marsh
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum
1 at Candaba and seen migrating over forest at Subic with 4 birds on 24th and 1 on 25th
Black-bellied Plover (Grey Plover) Pluvialis squatarola
2 seen near Baclayon on Bohol
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
10+ on Cebu, at South Reclamation Project
Snowy Plover (Kentish) Charadrius alexandrinus
Few on Bohol, 50+ on Cebu
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus
Few seen on Bohol
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
2 seen at Candaba
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
2 seen on Bohol near Tagbilaran
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Candaba and Bohol
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
1 bird seen on 2 dates on Bohol, near Tagbilaran and Baclayon
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
small group in flight seen on Cebu
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
approx. 10 birds at Candaba
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
100+ at Cebu South Reclamation Project
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Approx. 20 birds at Cebu harbour
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Candaba, en-route on Luzon and Bohol
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Few at Cebu harbour
Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
2 at Candaba Marsh
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Candaba and Cebu
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Seen at Subic and Mt.Makiling, heard only on Bohol
Zebra Dove Geopelia striata
small numbers throughout
White-eared Dove Phapitreron leucotis Country endemic
Seen at Subic, Mt.Makiling, Rajah Sikatuna NP and Tabunan
Amethyst Dove Phapitreron amethystina Country endemic
1 at Subic
Pink-necked Pigeon Treron vernans
10+ birds near Tagbilaran on Bohol on 28th
Pompadour Green-Pigeon [Philippine] Treron pompadora
Fairly common at Subic, heard on Bohol and 2 at Tabunan
Yellow-breasted Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus occipitalis Country endemic
Good looks at Subic, heard on Mt.Makiling and at Rajah Sikatuna NP
Black-chinned Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus leclancheri Near-endemic
Rajah Sikatuna NP and Loboc Watershed Reserve on Bohol.
Green Imperial-Pigeon Ducula aenea
Common at Subic and few seen Rajah Sikatuna NP
Guaiabero Bolbopsittacus lunulatus Country endemic
Only seen at Subic where common, with great looks at 2 perched birds on 25th
Green Racquet-tail Prioniturus luconensis Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
4 birds seen both perched and in flight on 25th at Subic
Blue-naped Parrot Tanygnathus lucionensis Near-threatened (NT) Near-endemic
Numbers seen and photographed at Subic.
Philippine Hanging-Parrot (Colasisi) Loriculus philippensis Country endemic
Seen at Subic with 2 birds perched on 23rd, heard Makiling, Bohol and Tabunan
Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus pectoralis Country endemic
1 bird seen when it came in to tape, showing briefly 5 times at Subic on 26th,
heard Mt. Makiling and Rajah Sikatuna NP
Brush Cuckoo (Rusty-breasted Cuckoo) Cacomantis variolosus
1 seen on Bohol, heard at Tabunan forest on Cebu
Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus velutinus Country endemic
Only at Rajah Sikatuna NP on Bohol
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus
only at Subic
Red-crested Malkoha Phaenicophaeus superciliosus Country endemic
Seen daily at Subic and 2 birds seen at Mt.makiling
Scale-feathered Malkoha Phaenicophaeus cumingi Country endemic
1 calling bird seen on the 25th at Subic
Rufous Coucal Centropus unirufus Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Easy at Subic this time with different groups encountered daily; at hill 394, track to Boton Falls,
road to hospital, road to Water Station.
Black-faced Coucal Centropus melanops Country endemic
Great looks at 1 bird on 3th March at Rajah Sikatuna NP Bohol
Philippine Coucal Centropus viridis Country endemic
Common at Subic where seen daily, heard on Bohol and at Tabunan.
Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis
1 seen at Candaba Marsh
Everett's Scops-Owl Otus everetti Country endemic
1 at Rajah Sikatuna NP
Philippine Hawk-Owl Ninox philippensis Country endemic
1 seen at Subic on 24th with another bird calling nearby, 2 heard at Subic on 25th and
heard at Rajah Sikatuna on 3th March.
Philippine Frogmouth Batrachostomus septimus Country endemic
1 at Rajah Sikatuna NP Bohol.
Great Eared-Nightjar Eurostopodus macrotis
Great looks at Subic on 25th, heard on 24th Subic, one on Bohol.
Philippine Nightjar Caprimulgus manillensis Country endemic
Great looks of 2 birds sitting on the road in the car headlights at Subic on 25th.
Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta
Common and seen on all tour dates.
Pygmy Swiftlet Collocalia troglodytes Country endemic
Seen at Rajah Sikatuna on Bohol and Tabunan on Cebu.
Uniform Swiftlet Aerodramus vanikorensis
Seen only once, Loboc Watershed Reserve, Bohol.
Purple Needletail Hirundapus celebensis Near-endemic
Singles seen at Subic and Cebu.
Asian Palm-Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis
Mt.Makiling and Bohol.
Whiskered Treeswift Hemiprocne comata
Subic and Loboc Watershed Reserve
Philippine Trogon Harpactes ardens Country endemic
A male seen in the scope at Mt.Makiling, a pair seen very well inclusive mating at Rajah Sikatuna NP Bohol
with more birds heard in the area.
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Candaba, Subic and Bohol.
Indigo-banded Kingfisher Alcedo cyanopectus Country endemic
We found 1 at Los Banos, Makiling.
Silvery Kingfisher Alcedo argentata Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
1 bird seen on 1st March with a pair on 3th at the same spot near Rajah Sikatuna NP, Bohol
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Seen Subic and Mt.Makiling
Rufous-lored Kingfisher Todiramphus winchelli Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
A female seen in the scope on 3th March at Rajah Sikatuna NP, heard on 2nd March.
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
Common at Subic, Bohol and Cebu
Spotted Kingfisher Actenoides lindsayi Country endemic
Heard at Subic on 24th and scope views of one at Mt.Makiling on 27th.
Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops viridis
Common at Subic
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus
Candaba and Bohol
Luzon Hornbill Penelopides manillae Country endemic
Seen at Subic on 2 dates, heard Mt.Makiling
Samar Hornbill Penelopides samarensis Country endemic
Seen on 2 dates in the same spot (fruiting tree) at Rajah Sikatuna NP, Bohol.
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
Subic, Mt.Makiling and Tabunan
Philippine Woodpecker Dendrocopos maculatus Country endemic
Several sightings at Subic and heard only Mt.Makiling.
White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis
Seen daily at Subic, heard on Bohol.
Luzon Flameback Chrysocolaptes haematribon Country endemic
A few sightings daily Subic
Buff-spotted Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus Country endemic
1 seen on Bohol
Sooty Woodpecker Mulleripicus funebris Country endemic
Subic, 2 seen on 23th and 1 on 25th.
Visayan Broadbill Eurylaimus samarensis Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
heard at Rajah Sikatuna
Azure-breasted Pitta Pitta steerii Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
Great views of 1 bird at Rajah Sikatuna NP, Bohol, on 1st March.
Red-bellied Pitta Pitta erythrogaster
1 at Mt.Makiling.
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Seen on all dates.
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
Common and seen on most dates.
Striated Swallow Cecropis striolata
Subic, Mt.Makiling and Bohol.
Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
2 at Candaba Marsh, 5+ on Bohol and at least 500 birds around at Cebu South Reclamation Project.
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
2 birds seen at Mt.Makiling
Bar-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Coracina striata
Common at Subic but only heard on Bohol.
Blackish Cuckoo-shrike Coracina coerulescens Country endemic
2 birds seen Subic on 25th.
Pied Triller Lalage nigra
Common on Bohol with 5 birds at Tabunan-Cebu.
Ashy Minivet Pericrocotus divaricatus
Small groups encountered at both Subic and Mt.Makiling.
Yellow-wattled Bulbul Pycnonotus urostictus Country endemic
1 bird seen on 2 dates at Rajah Sikatuna NP.
Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier
Common and seen on all dates on Luzon.
Philippine Bulbul Ixos philippinus Country endemic
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
1 bird seen at Subic on 25th.
Ashy Thrush Zoothera cinerea Country endemic
1 seen briefly Mt. Makiling
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
1 seen and more heard at Tabunan forest-Cebu.
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Seen at Candaba and on Cebu.
Oriental Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis
Candaba and on Cebu.
Philippine Tailorbird Orthotomus castaneiceps Country endemic
Rufous-fronted Tailorbird Orthotomus frontalis Country endemic
Gray-backed Tailorbird Orthotomus derbianus Country endemic
Brief views Mt.Makiling
Yellow-breasted Tailorbird Orthotomus samarensis Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Good looks at a male on 1st March at Rajah Sikatuna NP-Bohol, more heard.
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
Mt.Makiling and Bohol.
Philippine Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus olivaceus Country endemic
Seen twice on Bohol.
Tawny Grassbird Megalurus timoriensis
2 birds seen at Tabunan-Cebu.
Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris
Candaba, Mt.Makiling and Cebu
Grey-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta
Subic, Mt.Makiling and Bohol.
Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis rufigastra
3 birds seen at Tabunan on Cebu.
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
Seen on Bohol only.
White-browed Shama Copsychus luzoniensis Country endemic
Brief views of 1 bird at Subic on 24th with great looks at a pair on 25th, heard only Mt.Makiling.
Black Shama Copsychus cebuensis Endangered (EN) Country endemic
1 bird seen at Tabunan forest Cebu and more birds heard.
Blue Fantail Rhipidura superciliaris Country endemic
Seen on 2 dates at Rajah Sikatuna NP on Bohol.
Pied Fantail Rhipidura javanica
Seen Candaba, Subic and Cebu
Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
Seen at Rajah Sikatuna and Tabunan.
White-vented Whistler Pachycephala homeyeri Country endemic
1 seen very well at Tabunan -Cebu.
Yellow-bellied Whistler Pachycephala philippinensis Country endemic
A few sightings on Bohol.
Striated Wren-Babbler (Streaked Ground-Babbler) Ptilocichla mindanensis Country endemic
The same pair seen on 2 dates at Rajah Sikatuna NP.
Black-crowned Babbler Stachyris nigrocapitata Country endemic
3 birds seen on 1ste March with another 4 on 3rd at Rajah Sikatuna NP.
Brown Tit-Babbler Macronous striaticeps Country endemic
Several sightings at Rajah Sikatuna NP
Golden-bellied Gerygone Gerygone sulphurea
Seen at Candaba and Subic, heard on Bohol
Elegant Tit Pardaliparus elegans Country endemic
A pair seen at Mt.Makiling and at Tabunan.
Stripe-sided Rhabdornis Rhabdornis mysticalis Country endemic
Seen daily at Subic and Mt.Makiling
Plain-throated Sunbird Anthreptes malacensis
Seen at Subic and Mt.Makiling
Purple-throated Sunbird Leptocoma sperata
Seen Mt.Makiling and Bohol
Flaming Sunbird Aethopyga flagrans Country endemic
Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis
Subic, Bohol and Tabunan
Metallic-winged Sunbird Aethopyga pulcherrima Country endemic
1 bird seen at Rajah Sikatuna -Bohol.
Handsome Sunbird Aethopyga bella Country endemic
1 seen on Mt.Makiling
Eastern Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja
1 or 2 birds seen at Tabunan - Cebu.
Striped Flowerpecker Dicaeum aeruginosum Country endemic
1 seen at Rajah Sikatuna NP
Bicolored Flowerpecker Dicaeum bicolor Country endemic
2 males and a female seen on Mt.Makiling, 7 birds near a fruiting tree at Loboc
Watershed Reserve on Bohol and 1 seen at Rajah Sikatuna NP
Red-striped Flowerpecker Dicaeum australe Country endemic
Seen Mt.Makiling, Rajah Sikatuna NP, Loboc Watershed Reserve and Tabunan.
Buzzing Flowerpecker Dicaeum hypoleucum Country endemic
Seen at Rajah Sikatuna
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma
2 birds seen at Loboc Watershed Reserve on Bohol.
Pygmy Flowerpecker Dicaeum pygmaeum Country endemic
1 bird seen at Mt.Makiling
Lowland White-eye Zosterops meyeni Near-endemic
Around 10 birds seen near Baloy beach -Subic on 26th.
Philippine Oriole Oriolus steerii Country endemic
1 bird seen in a fruiting tree at Rajah Sikatuna NP on 3rd March.
White-lored Oriole Oriolus albiloris Country endemic
1 bird at Subic
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Fairly common with numerous sightings.
Philippine Fairy-bluebird Irena cyanogastra Country endemic
Seen very well on 2 dates at Rajah Sikatuna NP.
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
Candaba and Mt.Makiling.
Balicassiao Dicrurus balicassius Country endemic
Seen at Subic and Mt.Makiling, White-bellied at Tabunan.
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus
Daily seen on Bohol.
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
Common on Luzon only.
Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis
2 birds seen at Subic, 10000+ birds coming into the roost at Tagbilaran on Bohol were spectacular,
also few seen at Tabunan.
Coleto Sarcops calvus Country endemic
Daily seen in good numbers at Subic, 30+ birds in and near a fruiting tree at Loboc Watershed Reserve on Bohol.
Crested Myna Acridotheres cristatellus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Chestnut Munia Lonchura atricapilla
Common at Candaba and on Bohol, few on Cebu.
Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora Vulnerable (VU) Introduced
3 birds seen at South Reclamation Project on Cebu
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