The people, places and wildlife of Siargao Island, Philippines

Category: River Life

Panggal rattan crab traps on Siargao island, Philippines

“Panggal” Rattan Crab Traps

These panggal crab traps were woven from rattan right here in San Isidro on Siargao island. Let’s see if we can catch some alimango!

October 20, 2017

These woven traps are called 'pangal' and used solely for crab fishing. Siargao Island in the Philippines.

Crab Traps and Rooster Sparring.

I wrote yesterday about the raptor which briefly and noisily presented itself for a few quick photos on the tidal river here in San Isidro on Siargao Island. While we jokingly asked if this could be a crow, another question of identification soon presented itself.

June 5, 2017

Crocodile in Jaboy

WildSiargao team member Bryllane brought me a few photos this evening of a young crocodile in captivity in the otherwise sleepy village of Jaboy pictured above. It seems it had been eating the local ducks and ducklings and was issued a restraining order. Think I’ll go check it out tomorrow and maybe take it some […]

May 6, 2017

The Morning Shrimp Catch

We walked down to the river this morning at 6 o’clock to watch the shrimp catch come in (and to buy some for our breakfast shrimp and corn grits). These are the handmade traps constructed of split bamboo and plastic netting: The traps are baited inside using white coconut meat: Everyone waits patiently for the […]

April 28, 2017

Building Dugout Canoes in San Isidro, Siargao

This week we’ll be visiting with our neighbours here in San Isidro as we reveal their step by step process of building dugout canoes. In addition, they are building six native river canoes with

April 5, 2017

Laid-back Lifestyle

One of the friendly people you’ll meet along the river.

April 2, 2017