Birds of Siargao

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Birds of Siargao

Here are a just a few of the many birds to be found on Siargao island in the Philippines. All pictures taken were taken recently near San Isidro and environs.

Kindly stay tuned as we update with new photos and stories of birdwatching here on Siargao.

Also, we’d be more than happy to join interested parties for a day in the field. Feel free to contact us next time you’re on Siargao.

Coletos

The coleto (Sarcops calvus) - Siargao Island birds of siargao
The coleto (Sarcops calvus)

 

White-collared Kingfisher

Todiramphus chloris birds of siargao
The collared kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)

 

Little Ringed Plovers

 - Siargao Island (Little Ringed Plover) birds of siargao

Philippine Magpie Robin

Philippine magpie-robin (Copsychus mindanensis) - Siargao Island birds of siargao
Philippine magpie-robin (Copsychus mindanensis)

 

Olive-backed Sunbirds

 - Siargao Island (Olive-backed Sunbird) birds of siargao
Male olive-backed sunbird
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A female olive-backed sunbird

 

Purple-throated Sunbirds

Purple-throated sunbird - Siargao Island birds of siargao
Purple-throated sunbird in a mango tree.

 

White-breasted Woodswallows

White-breasted woodswallows (Artamus leucorynchus). birds of siargao
White-breasted woodswallows (Artamus leucorynchus).

 

Brown tit-babbler

The brown tit-babbler (Macronus striaticeps) - Siargao Island birds of siargao
The brown tit-babbler (Macronus striaticeps)

 

Brown shrike

The brown shrike (Lanius cristatus) - Siargao Island ( ) birds of siargao
The brown shrike (Lanius cristatus)

Red-keeled flowerpeckers

Red-keeled flowerpecker birds of siargao
Red-keeled flowerpecker

 

The Philippine pied fantail (Rhipidura nigritorquis) - Siargao Island birds of siargao
The Philippine pied fantail (Rhipidura nigritorquis)

 

The Philippine coucal (Centropus viridis) - Siargao Island ( ) birds of siargao
The Philippine coucal (Centropus viridis)

 

The pied triller (Lalage nigra) - Siargao Island ( ) birds of siargao
The pied triller (Lalage nigra)

 

The striated grassbird (Megalurus palustris) - Siargao Island ( ) birds of siargao
The striated grassbird (Megalurus palustris)

 

The wood sandpiper (Tringa glareola) - Siargao Island ( ) birds of siargao
The wood sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

 

The brahminy kite (Haliastur indus) - Siargao Island ( ) birds of siargao
The brahminy kite (Haliastur indus)

 

The Asian glossy starling (Aplonis panayensis) - Siargao Island ( ) birds of siargao
The Asian glossy starling (Aplonis panayensis)

 

The white-browed crake (Amaurornis cinerea) - Siargao Island ( ) birds of siargao
The white-browed crake (Amaurornis cinerea)

 

 

The intermediate egret (Ardea intermedia) - Siargao Island ( ) birds of siargao
The intermediate egret (Ardea intermedia)

 

The common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) birds of siargao
The common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

 

Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos) birds of siargao
Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)
Javan pond heron birds of siargao
Javan pond heron
birds of siargao
Little egret, great egret, and ducks.

Purple Herons

birds of siargao
The purple heron (Ardea purpurea)

 

Butorides striata birds of siargao
The little (striated) heron. Also known as the mangrove heron. Butorides striata.

Rufous-fronted tailorbird

birds of siargao
The rufous-fronted tailorbird (Orthotomus frontalis)

 

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The yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)

 

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A juvenile white-bellied sea eagle (haliaeetus leucogaster)

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Patrick[Kahuna] Livingston
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Patrick[Kahuna] Livingston

Nice pics here 🙂

Anonymous
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Great job in documenting the birds of Siargao. Data such as this is very important if or Philippine biodiversity

Ann
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Great job in documenting the birds of Siargao.Data such as this is very important for Philippine biodiversity.

Sylvia Ramos
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Hi Greg, nice website! I was in Siargao in January this year. I was hoping to see Bridled Tern and Roseate Tern that are suspected to be breeding in a small islet called Rock Island. There were no birds on it though in January. Wrong time of the year, I suppose. The waves were very big! Here’s a link to the report of them breeding there: https://ebonph.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/pelagic-birding-in-siargao/ Our other targets were Pink-bellied Imperial Pigeon, Mindanao Wattled Broadbill, Black headed Tailorbird. We were on a family trip though, not a serious birding trip. During our island hopping got to see Pacific… Read more »
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