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Philippine Frogmouth

Mt. Kitanglad




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B2A Philippines 2012 tour report.

4 - 17 March


Participants ; Iain Robertson, Rob Fray, Paul Harvey,

Erkki Virolainen, John van der Woude and Nollie Marissen


Tour leader ; Stijn De Win


Luzon, Bohol, Cebu and Mindanao

Our trip list.


Little Grebe   Tachybabtus ruficollis

Candaba and enroute from expressway on Luzon.


Grey Heron   Ardea cinerea

Candaba marsh only, where common.


Purple Heron   Ardea purpurea

Approx. 500 birds at Candaba


Great Egret   Ardea alba

Candaba and few en-route Luzon


Intermediate Egret   Egretta intermedia

Few at Candaba Luzon.


Little Egret   Egretta garzetta

Common except Kitanglad


Chinese Egret   Egretta eulophotes   Vulnerable (VU)

1 on coral flats near Baclayon, Bohol and 3 seen enroute to Alcoy on Cebu


Javan/Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola spec

Candaba marsh held 1 bird


Cattle Egret   Bubulcus ibis

Fairly common throughout.


Striated Heron  Butorides striata

1 seen on Cebu


Black-crowned Night-Heron   Nycticorax nycticorax



Rufous Night-Heron   Nycticorax caledonicus

2 birds in flight at dusk Subic


Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis

2 birds seen Candaba


Yellow Bittern   Ixobrychus sinensis

20+ Candaba, 1 enroute Cebu


Cinnamon Bittern   Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

4 Candaba, 1 Bohol


Wandering Whistling Duck   Dendrocygna arcuata

About 30 birds in ponds near Candaba.


Philippine Duck   Anas luzonica   Vulnerable (VU)   Near-endemic

Thought a 100 would be a good count… We had at least a 1000 on ponds near Candaba. Another 4 at Subic and about 35 at Cebu north reclamation area.


Eurasian Teal   Anas crecca

Few at Candaba


Garganey   Anas querquedula

Approx. 50 on ponds near Candaba.


Northern Shoveler   Anas clypeata

50+ on ponds near Candaba


Tufted Duck   Aythya fuligula

9 birds Candaba


Oriental Honey-buzzard   Pernis ptilorhynchus

1 + 3 birds Mt.Kitanglad


Brahminy Kite   Haliastur indus

Fairly common throughout


Philippine Serpent-Eagle   Spilornis holospilus   Country endemic

Subic, Makiling, Bohol and Kitanglad


Chinese Goshawk   Accipiter soloensis

2 sightings, Subic and  Mt.Makiling


Besra   Accipiter virgatus

Seen twice at Subic and once on Bohol.


Great Philippine Eagle   Pithecophaga jefferyi   Critically endangered (CR)   Country endemic

Seen perched on both our full days on Kitanglad. The first one was a little distant but on the second day we found a second bird  from the higher viewpoint with brilliant looks through the scope. See photo on tour page.


Luzon Hawk-Eagle   Spizaetus philippensis   Vulnerable (VU)   Country endemic

We found 1 perched at Subic on our last morning. Alarm calls from Whiskered Treeswift did the trick.


Pinsker’s Hawk-Eagle   Spizaetus pinskeri   Vulnerable (VU)   Country endemic

1 on Mt.Kitanglad


Philippine Falconet   Microhierax erythrogenys   Country endemic

2 Subic, 3 Makiling, 1 on Mt.Kitanglad showing at the same time with Philippine Eagle!


Peregrine Falcon   Falco peregrinus

2 Subic, 1 Makiling, 1 Kitanglad


Red Junglefowl   Gallus gallus



Spotted Buttonquail  Turnix ocellatus   Country endemic

No less than 3 birds seen on our visit to the dairy farm at Los Banos


Barred Buttonquail   Turnix suscitator

One pair on our visit to the dairy farm and 4 pairs at IRRI, Los Banos.


Buff-banded Rail   Gallirallus philippensis

Candaba and 2 birds at IRRI Los Banos


Barred Rail   Gallirallus torquatus   Near-endemic

Candaba, Subic, Bohol


Plain Bush-hen   Amaurornis olivacea   Country endemic

1 crossing the road on Bohol, also heard Rajah Sikatuna and heard on Kitanglad


White-breasted Waterhen   Amaurornis phoenicurus

Candaba, Subic, Bohol


White-browed Crake    Porzana cinerea

A few at Candaba


Purple [Philippine] Swamphen   Porphyrio porphyrio

Few seen at Candaba Marsh


Common Moorhen   Gallinula chloropus

Few birds at Candaba.


Pheasant-tailed Jacana   Hydrophasianus chirurgus

5+ at Candaba Marsh.


Black-winged Stilt   Himantopus himantopus

3 birds on Cebu


Oriental Pratincole   Glareola maldivarum

About 50 seen at  Candaba.


Grey Plover   Pluvialis squatarola

1 bird on the coral flats on Bohol


Little Ringed Plover   Charadrius dubius

Candaba and Cebu


Kentish Plover   Charadrius alexandrinus

Few Cebu


Lesser Sandplover   Charadrius mongolus

 Bohol coral flats


Greater Sandplover   Charadrius leschenaultii

Bohol coral flats


Bukidnon Woodcock   Scolopax bukidnonensis   Country endemic

Two birds seen roding  first evening on Kitanglad. Traditionally recorded just about every evening and early morning at Del Monte lodge, Kitanglad. 3 of our group saw a bird running on the trail during the day.


Common Snipe   Galinago galinago

Candaba (also possibly Pintail seen but Swinhoe’s can’t be excluded)


Whimbrel   Numenius phaeopus

2 birds on Bohol


Common Sandpiper   Actitis hypoleucos

Candaba, Subic, Cebu


Grey-tailed Tattler   Tringa brevipes

5+ on the coral flats near Tagbiliran, Bohol


Common Greenshank   Tringa nebularia

2 at Candaba, 5 on Cebu


Wood Sandpiper   Tringa glareola

Candaba, Los Banos, Cebu


Common Redhank   Tringa totanus

1 on Cebu


Ruddy Turnstone   Arenaria interpres

2 birds on coral flats near Tagbiliran, Bohol.


Red-necked Stint   Calidris ruficollis

100+ Cebu


Black-headed Gull   Larus ridibundus

About 50 seen near Cebu port


Whiskered Tern   Chlidonias hybrida

Candaba, Bohol, Los Banos laguna and Cebu


Red Collared-Dove   Streptopelia tranquebarica

Candaba Marsh, Subic, Bohol


Spotted Dove   Streptopelia chinensis

Candaba, Los Banos, Mt.Kitanglad


Philippine Cuckoo-Dove   Macropygia tenuirostris   Near-endemic

daily seen Kitanglad and heard at Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol


Emerald Dove   Chalcophaps indica

Couple sightings at Subic


Zebra Dove   Geopelia striata

Candaba, Kitanglad, Bohol, Subic, Makiling.


White-eared Dove   Phapitreron leucotis   Country endemic

Regular encounters at most sites visited.


Pink-necked Pigeon   Treron vernans

2 females seen perched near Alcoy, Cebu


Pompadour [Philippine] Green-Pigeon   Treron pompadora [axillarus]

Daily sightings Subic Bay.


Yellow-breasted Fruit-Dove   Ptilinopus occipitalis   Country endemic

1 briefly seen Subic and 1 + 3 birds seen on Kitanglad


Black-chinned Fruit-Dove   Ptilinopus leclancheri   Near-endemic

2 seen Alcoy, Cebu. Heard Makiling, Bohol.


Pink-bellied Imperial Pigeon   Ducula poliocephala

1 seen briefly by John only, at Alcoy, Cebu, where this species is regular.


Green Imperial Pigeon   Ducula aenea

Regular sightings on all days at Subic


Guaiabero   Bolbopsittacus lunulatus   Country endemic

Up to 15 daily at Subic, few on Makiling.


Mindanao Racquet-tail   Prioniturus waterstradti   Near-threatened (NT)   Country endemic

1 + 5 seen Kitanglad


Green Racquet-tail   Prioniturus luconensis   Vulnerable (VU)   Country endemic

2 + 2 + 1 seen Subic


Blue-naped Parrot   Tanygnathus lucionensis   Near-threatened (NT)   Near-endemic

Several seen at Subic only.


Philippine Hanging-Parrot   Loriculus philippensis   Country endemic

(Colasisi) Common at both Subic and Mt.Kitanglad.


Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo   Cuculus pectoralis   Country endemic

One seen at Mt. Makiling, heard Bohol and Cebu


Oriental Cuckoo   Cuculus optatus

One found perched at Alcoy, Cebu, was a nice surprise.


Rusty-breasted (Brush) Cuckoo   Cacomantis variolosus

Seen Bohol, heard AlcoyCebu and 1 seen Kitanglad.


Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo   Surniculus velutinus   Country endemic

Seen twice Bohol.


Asian Koel   Eudynamys scolopaceus

Seen at Subic where more birds heard, and heard on Bohol


Red-crested Malkoha   Phaenicophaeus superciliosus   Country endemic

We had daily sightings of this amazing Malkoha at both Subic and Mt.Makiling.


Scale-feathered Malkoha   Phaenicophaeus cumingi   Country endemic

An amazing 5+ seen on our first morning on Mt.Makiling. Heard only on the next morning.


Rufous Coucal   Centropus unirufus   Near-threatened (NT)   Country endemic

Couple sightings at Subic, more heard.


Black-faced Coucal   Centropus melanops   Country endemic

Daily sightings at Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape, Bohol.


Philippine Coucal   Centropus viridis   Country endemic

Seen Subic, Los Banos, Bohol, Cebu and Mt.Kitanglad


Lesser Coucal   Centropus bengalensis

Heard at Candaba marsh and 1 seen Los Banos.


Philippine Scops-Owl   Otus megalotis   Country endemic

1 seen Subic


Everett’s Scops-Owl   Otus everetti   Country endemic

Heard Kitanglad


Mindanao Eagle-Owl   Mimizuku gurneyi    Country endemic

Heard  on Mt.Kitanglad


Philippine Hawk-Owl   Ninox philippensis   Country endemic

1 seen Makiling, heard Subic


Philippine Frogmouth   Batrachostomus septimus   Country endemic

On the nest at Del Monte lodge Kitanglad which means close daytime views for as long as we wanted, whenever we wanted during our stay on the mountain.


Great Eared-Nightjar   Eurostopodus macrotis

Several sightings Subic and Kitanglad


Philippine Nightjar   Caprimulgus manillensis  Country endemic

Two birds at Subic for great looks in the spotlight and twice 1 bird seen Kitanglad.


Glossy Swiftlet   Collocalia esculenta

Commonly seen on Mindanao and Bohol.


Grey-rumped Swiftlet   Collocalia marginata  Country endemic

Common on Luzon- Subic, Mt.Makiling – Los Banos and Tabunan – Cebu.


Pygmy Swiftlet   Collocalia troglodytes   Country endemic

Traditionally the best views were (looking down on them) from the Chocolate Hills viewpoint on Bohol.


Philippine Swiftlet   Aerodramus mearnsi   Country endemic

Few on Mt.Kitanglad


Uniform Swiftlet   Aerodramus vanikorensis

Bohol and Cebu


Purple Needletail   Hirundapus celebensis   Near-endemic

Couple sightings in Subic and 3 birds seen Kitanglad.


Asian Palm-Swift   Cypsiurus balasiensis



Fork-tailed Swift   Apus pacificus

Subic and Makiling


House Swift   Apus nipalensis

Several on the campus grounds at Los Banos


Whiskered Treeswift   Hemiprocne comata

Daily sightings at Subic and Kitanglad


Philippine Trogon   Harpactes ardens   Country endemic

Remains quite common at Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol, where we had daily sightings incl, of 2 fine males.


Common Kingfisher   Alcedo atthis



Indigo-banded Kingfisher   Alcedo cyanopectus   Country endemic

We found a nice female in Los Banos botanical garden after only brief views of 1 on the campus where it appeared rather tricky to connect due to low water level in the river.


Silvery Kingfisher   Alcedo argentata   Vulnerable (VU)   Country endemic

A single bird seen on both full days on Bohol.


Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda

The bonus Kingfisher for Philippines showed again at Rajah Sikatuna on Bohol.


White-throated Kingfisher   Halcyon smyrnensis

Few on Bohol, common Subic.


Rufous-lored Kingfisher   Todiramphus winchelli   Vulnerable (VU)   Country endemic

Calling birds kept playing with us until we found a female sitting next to Brahminy trail on the last morning.


Collared Kingfisher   Todiramphus chloris

Almost daily sightings.


Spotted Wood Kingfisher   Actenoides lindsayi   Country endemic

Two seen on our full day at Makiling and a male on the last morning. Quite a few heard at Subic.


Blue-capped Wood Kingfisher   Actenoides hombroni   Vulnerable (VU)   Country endemic

A male seen 3 times… but not every time by all group members… difficult on Kitanglad this year.


Blue-throated Bee-eater   Merops viridis

Adding colour on every day at Subic, also seen Mindanao.


Blue-tailed Bee-eater   Merops philippinus

Several noted at Candaba and at AlcoyCebu.


Dollarbird   Eurystomus orientalis

4 birds  at Subic Bay.


Luzon Hornbill   Penelopides manillae   Country endemic

Plenty at Subic and also a few on Mt.Makiling.


Samar Hornbill   Penelopides samarensis   Country endemic

5 birds seen on our first day at Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol, with a few birds seen on the next days, also plenty more heard in the reserve.


Mindanao Hornbill   Penelopides affinis   Country endemic

Daily Kitanglad, total of 5 birds, more heard.


Coppersmith Barbet   Megalaima haemacephala

Subic, Makiling, heard Cebu


Philippine Woodpecker   Dendrocopos maculatus   Country endemic

Regular encounters at Subic and Makiling, Cebu and Kitanglad. Cebu’s maculatus looking a lot browner overall than the other subspecies.


White-bellied Woodpecker   Dryocopus javensis

Couple seen at Subic, heard Bohol.


Luzon Flameback   Chrysocolaptes haematribon  Country endemic

Up to 6 daily Subic


Buff-spotted Flameback   Chrysocolaptes lucidus   Country endemic

1 on Bohol and 4 birds on Kitanglad


Sooty Woodpecker   Mulleripicus funebris   Country endemic

A female, then a pair and a male  at Subic.


Visayan Broadbill   Eurylaimus samarensis   Vulnerable (VU)   Country endemic

One was picked up by Rob sitting briefly next to Oriole trail at Rajah Sikatuna. Later heard from Pitta trail.


Azure-breasted Pitta   Pitta steerii   Vulnerable (VU)   Country endemic

On Bohol in the scope for everyone except Rob so while the rest waited for the Broadbill to show again went back to Pitta stakeout with Rob only where we managed perfect close looks of the Pitta in the open. Doesn’t this confirm the importance of small group size on birding tours? (Steere’s Pitta)


Hooded Pitta   Pitta sordida

1 bird flushed at Subic and very good looks of 1 perched at AlcoyCebu.


Red-bellied Pitta   Pitta erythrogaster

1 heard distant  on Mt.Makiling


Plain Martin   Riparia paludicola



Barn Swallow   Hirundo rustica

Seen daily


Pacific Swallow   Hirundo tahitica



Striated Swallow  Cecropis striolata

Plenty at the dairy farm at Los Banos and also seen on Bohol.


Oriental Skylark   Alauda gulgula

5+ at Candaba, 15+ at IRRI Los Banos


Oriental Pipit   Anthus rufulus

Mt.Kitanglad, Makiling and Candaba.


Eastern Yellow Wagtail   Motacilla tschutschensis

Kitanglad, Candaba and Cebu


Grey Wagtail   Motacilla cinerea

Kitanglad, Los Banos and Subic


Beer-bellied Cuckoo-shrike   Coracina striata

common at Subic,  few Rajah Sikatuna.


Black-bibbed Cuckoo-shrike   Coracina mindanensis   Country endemic

A very nice surprise at Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol. A pair seen.


Blackish Cuckoo-shrike   Coracina coerulescens   Country endemic

Daily at Subic


McGregor's Cuckoo-shrike   Coracina mcgregori   Near-threatened  Country endemic

3 birds seen on Kitanglad


Black-and-White Triller  Lalage melanoleuca

Real nice to connect with this one again at Makiling.  Heard one which then showed very well with another bird nearby.


Pied Triller   Lalage nigra

Subic and Cebu


Ashy Minivet   Pericrocotus divaricatus

Subic and Makiling


Scarlet Minivet   Pericrocotus flammeus

Single sighting of a male on Bohol.


Yellow-wattled Bulbul   Pycnonotus urostictus   Country endemic

2 birds seen Los Banos, 2 sightings on Bohol


Yellow-vented Bulbul   Pycnonotus goiavier



Philippine Bulbul   Ixos philippinus   Country endemic

Seen daily


Blue Rock-Thrush   Monticola solitarius

1 seen Subic Bay, near the airfield.


Eyebrowed Thrush   Turdus obscurus

Few remaining on Kitanglad. Most obviously had left back north.


White-browed Shortwing   Brachypteryx montana

2 seen briefly, more heard Kitanglad


Bright-capped Cisticola  Cisticola exilis

seen Los Banos. (Golden-headed Cisticola)


Zitting Cisticola   Cisticola juncidis



Long-tailed Ground-Warbler   Bradypterus caudatus   Country endemic

2 birds seen crossing the trail on  Kitanglad, the only and best way indeed to see these birds out in the open as they normally only stay in the darkest bits of thick vegetation, giving only shades for one to see.


Oriental Reed-Warbler   Acrocephalus orientalis



Rufous-headed Tailorbird   Orthotomus heterolaemus   Country endemic

Singles seen daily  Mt.Kitanglad, more heard


Philippine Tailorbird   Orthotomus castaneiceps   Country endemic

2 seen Subic.


Rufous-fronted Tailorbird   Orthotomus frontalis   Country endemic

Couple sightings at Rajah Sikatuna, more heard


Grey-backed Tailorbird   Orthotomus derbianus   Country endemic

1 seen very well on Mt.Makiling.


Yellow-breasted Tailorbird   Orthotomus samarensis   Near-threatened (NT)   Country endemic

1 seen, more heard Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol.


Arctic Warbler   Phylloscopus borealis

Seen Subic and Cebu


Mountain Warbler   Phylloscopus trivirgatus

Common on Mt.Kitanglad.


Philippine Leaf-Warbler   Phylloscopus olivaceus   Country endemic

Daily at Rajah Sikatuna Bohol.


Tawny Grassbird   Megalurus timoriensis

Several seen Kitanglad and Los Banos


Striated Grassbird   Megalurus palustris

Rather common throughout


Rufous-tailed Jungle-Flycatcher   Rhinomyias ruficauda   Near-endemic

We found 3 birds total of the endemic boholensis race for good looks at Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape.


Grey-streaked Flycatcher   Muscicapa griseisticta

Fairly common and regularly recorded throughout.


Mugimaki Flycatcher   Ficedula mugimaki

Just as we did on our first tour,  got two sightings of this lovely winter visitor on Kitanglad.


Little Pied Flycatcher   Ficedula westermanni

Daily seen Mt.Kitanglad


Mountain Verditer Flycatcher   Eumyias panayensis   Near-endemic

Plenty sightings at Mt.Kitanglad. (Island Flycatcher)


Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher   Cyornis rufigastra

4 birds at Nug-as forest, Cebu.


Oriental Magpie-Robin   Copsychus saularis

Only 1 seen, Alcoy Cebu


White-browed Shama   Copsychus luzoniensis   Country endemic

4 birds seen Subic, 1 Makiling, more heard

Black Shama   Copsychus cebuensis   Endangered (EN)   Country endemic

Seen within 5 minutes of arrival at Alcoy with another bird seen later on.


Pied Bushchat   Saxicola caprata

Singles at Candaba and en-route on the Subic – Tarlac expressway, also Cebu


Blue Fantail   Rhipidura superciliaris   Country endemic

Seen on both full days at Rajah Sikatuna NP, few more heard.


Blue-headed Fantail   Rhipidura cyaniceps   Country endemic

We (Iain) found 2 birds at Subic. A nice surprise as they aren’t common in Subic. Later heard on Makiling.


Black-and-cinnamon Fantail   Rhipidura nigrocinnamomea   Country endemic

Daily at Mt.Kitanglad. Stunner!


Fried Pantail   Rhipidura javanica

Alcoy, Bohol, Candaba, Subic and Cagayan de Oro.


Black-naped Monarch   Hypothymis azurea

Sightings at Subic and Bohol


Rufous Paradise-Flycatcher   Terpsiphone cinnamomea   Country endemic

1 stake-out bird showing very well on Mt.Makiling


Yellow-bellied Whistler  Pachycephala philippinensis   Country endemic

Several sightings at Kitanglad and at Rajah Sikatuna Bohol.


White-vented Whistler  Pachycephala homeyeri   Near-endemic

1 bird showing well at Alcoy, Cebu


Striated Wren-Babbler   Ptilocichla mindanensis   Country endemic

1 + 2 seen Bohol


Black-crowned Babbler   Stachyris nigrocapitata  Country endemic

2 sightings at Rajah Sikatuna NP


Brown Tit-Babbler   Macronous striaticeps   Country endemic

Seen few on Kitanglad and Bohol


Golden-bellied Gerygone   Gerygone sulphurea

Seen Subic and Cebu (Flyeater)


Elegant Tit   Pardaliparus elegans   Country endemic

Subic, Makiling, Alcoy and  daily on Kitanglad.


White-fronted Tit   Sittiparus semilarvatus   Near-threatened (NT)   Country endemic

We were lucky to finally connect with 1 bird showing very well on our last morning at Subic.


Sulphur-billed Nuthatch   Sitta oenochlamys   Country endemic

daily at Mt.Kitanglad


Stripe-sided Rhabdornis   Rhabdornis mysticalis   Country endemic

Fairly common at Subic and  on Mt.Makiling.


Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis   Rhabdornis inornatus   Country endemic

6 + 2 + 1 + 6 seen on Kitanglad. Easy this year.


Plain-throated Sunbird   Anthreptes malacensis

Few sightings at Mt.Makiling.


Purple-throated Sunbird   Leptocoma sperata

Daily on Bohol, also at AlcoyCebu.


Olive-backed Sunbird   Cinnyris jugularis

Fairly common and seen regularly during the trip.


Grey-hooded Sunbird   Aethopyga primigenia   Country endemic

Quite a few sightings at Mt.Kitanglad.


Mount Apo Sunbird   Aethopyga boltoni   Near-threatened (NT)   Country endemic

Good sightings of a female, then 2 males on Kitanglad.


Flaming Sunbird   Aethopyga flagrans   Country endemic

A fine male on Mt. Makiling


Handsome Sunbird   Aethopyga bella   Country endemic

A male each on Mt. Makiling and at Alcoy Cebu


Eastern Crimson Sunbird   Aethopyga siparaja

3 birds at Alcoy forest, Cebu


Striped Flowerpecker   Dicaeum aeruginosum   Country endemic

2 birds on Makiling. [Thick-billed Flowerpecker]


Olive-capped Flowerpecker   Dicaeum nigrilore   Country endemic

A few daily on Kitanglad


Bicolored Flowerpecker   Dicaeum bicolor   Country endemic

A nice male performed in the clearing at Rajah Sikatuna.


Red-striped Flowerpecker   Dicaeum australe   Country endemic

Alcoy forest, Bohol and Makiling.


Orange-bellied Flowerpecker   Dicaeum trigonostigma

Several at Rajah Sikatuna,  Bohol.


Buzzing Flowerpecker   Dicaeum hypoleucum   Country endemic

1 at Rajah Sikatuna, fairly common  on Kitanglad.


Pygmy Flowerpecker   Dicaeum pygmaeum   Country endemic

Twice a single bird seen at Subic


Fire-breasted Flowerpecker   Dicaeum ignipectum

Two sightings on Kitanglad.


Lowland White-eye   Zosterops meyeni   Near-endemic

About 5 birds at Subic and a group of about 20 at Los Banos university grounds.


Everett’s White-eye   Zosterops everetti

Few at Alcoy, Cebu.


Yellowish White-eye   Zosterops nigrorum   Country endemic

2 birds seen Mt.Makiling


Mountain White-eye   Zosterops montanus   Near-endemic

common on Mt.Kitanglad.


Mindanao White-eye   Lophozosterops goodfellowi   Country endemic

3 + 2 + 1 seen Mt.Kitanglad. Also called Black-masked White-eye.


Cinnamon Ibon   Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus   Country endemic

seen daily on Kitanglad


White-lored Oriole   Oriolus albiloris   Country endemic

Toughest of the Subic specialities did show on each morning. Once with up to 5 birds. Very active and definitely in breeding mood.


Black-naped Oriole   Oriolus chinensis

Subic and Bohol


Philippine Fairy-bluebird   Irena cyanogastra   Country endemic

2 showed very brief in Subic, 1 seen Rajah Sikatuna Bohol where more heard.


Brown Shrike   Lanius cristatus

common throughout and seen daily


Long-tailed Shrike   Lanius schach

Candaba, Subic, Los Banos, Kitanglad.


Balicassiao   Dicrurus balicassius   Country endemic

Daily at Subic and Makiling.


Spangled Drongo   Dicrurus bracteatus

Plenty at Rajah Sikatuna on Bohol and heard on Kitanglad.


White-breasted Woodswallow   Artamus leucorynchus

Rather common throughout.


Large-billed Crow   Corvus macrorhynchos

common at Subic, also Makiling and Cagayan.


Asian Glossy Starling   Aplonis panayensis

Bohol and Cebu. The roost in Tagbiliran on Bohol still providing the usual spectacle in the evening on the town square.


Short-tailed Starling   Aplonis minor   Near-endemic

Up to 20 daily on Kitanglad.


White-shouldered Starling   Sturnus sinensis

3 birds of this rare winterer at Candaba were a nice surprise.


Apo Myna   Basilornis mirandus   Near-threatened (NT)   Country endemic

Excellent to get 5+ birds on both full days on Kitanglad


Coleto  Sarcops calvus   Country endemic

Daily at Subic, 2 at Rajah Sikatuna and 2 on Kitanglad.


Crested Myna   Acridotheres cristatellus

Subic and Los Banos.


Eurasian Tree Sparrow   Passer montanus



Red-eared Parrotfinch   Erythrura coloria   Near-threatened (NT)   Country endemic

1 adult male found instantly after arrival on the stake-out and showing well on Kitanglad.


Scaly-breasted Munia   Lonchura punctulata

A few at Los Banos.


White-bellied Munia   Lonchura leucogastra

2 at Subic, few Kitanglad.


Chestnut Munia   Lonchura atricapilla

fairly common


White-cheeked Bullfinch   Pyrrhula leucogenis   Country endemic

Seen very well on both full days on Kitanglad. 5 birds total.


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