WildSiargao

The people, places and wildlife of Siargao Island, Philippines

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Rice farming, Siargao, Philippines. August 2017

Siargao Rice Farming Update. August 1st, 2017

Let’s check in on this season’s rice farming in the fields of Del Pilar in San Isidro here on Siargao island.

August 1, 2017

The Black-faced Coucal (Centropus melanops) on Siargao island.

The Black-faced Coucal (Centropus melanops)

The Black-faced Coucal (Centropus melanops) is often heard around our backyard but until today it’s been a challenge to photograph. I was happy to get a few shots of this Philippine endemic cuckoo as it moved around the trees next to the river this morning.

July 27, 2017

Lolo's Taco Surfer Cantina Pacifico Beach Siargao

Lolo’s Taco Surfer Cantina @ Pacifico Beach

Today was the opening of Lolo’s Taco, a self-described Surfer Cantina located on the main drag of barangay Pacifico here on Siargao island so we thought we’d go check it out!

July 25, 2017

Philippine Pygmy Squirrel (Exilisciurus concinnus) on Siargao Island.

Philippine Pygmy Squirrel (Exilisciurus concinnus)

We spotted this Philippine pygmy squirrel climbing a coconut tree near our front porch very early this morning. Found only in the Mindanao Faunal Region this endemic species is also called the Mindanao pygmy squirrel. Locally it’s known as “buot“.

July 9, 2017

Philippine duck (Anas luzonica) on Siargao Island.

The Philippine duck (Anas luzonica) on Siargao Island.

Found in wetlands around the country the Philippine duck (or mallard) is the only duck endemic to the Philippine archipelago.

July 6, 2017

The white-browed crake (Amaurornis cinerea)

The White-browed Crake (Amaurornis cinerea)

The White-browed crake (Amaurornis cinerea) is a bird in the family of rails (Rallidae). I’ve found it be somewhat secretive and it usually runs quickly for cover when spotted so I was happy to get this series of pictures in a flooded rice field a few days ago.

June 24, 2017

Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus)

Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus)

The Paddyfield pipit, as its name suggests, is often associated with rice cultivation. It also inhabits other open areas and grasslands.

June 23, 2017

A Javan pond heron (Ardeola speciosa) in breeding plumage on Siargao Island.

Javan Pond Heron (Ardeola speciosa) in Breeding Plumage

A solitary Javan pond heron in the rice fields of Siargao. This migratory heron can be seen here with its prominent breeding plumage.

June 20, 2017

A Whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida) seen this morning in the rice paddies of Siargao Island,

A Whiskered Tern in the Rice Paddies

A Whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida) seen this morning in the rice paddies of Del Pilar here on Siargao Island,

June 19, 2017

Tayangban Cave Pool in Pilar, Siargao.

Tayangban Cave Pool in Pilar

We recently explored  Tayangbang cave in Pilar and cooled off in its refreshing swimming holes before picnicking in the lush garden setting

June 18, 2017