The people, places and wildlife of Siargao Island, Philippines

Category: Siargao

How to Build a Homemade Sunbird Feeder

We had a look earlier at two sunbird species commonly found here on Siargao: Olive-backed sunbirds Purple-throated sunbirds Today, let’s see how you can easily build a simple sunbird feeder to attract these colorful sunbirds to your yard. First step is to visit an agri-vet shop and buy a small poultry waterer. These are the […]

May 8, 2017


Purple Heron in Flight

While it’s not uncommon to see the purple heron (Ardea purpurea) flying singly around the island, getting a shot in flight remains a challenge for me. Yesterday while approaching a pond near San Isidro, I inadvertently flushed this purple heron along with a few wandering whistling ducks. The latter took off too fast for me […]

May 8, 2017

10th Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament

Opening Ceremony Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament – Today, April 6, 2017 was the opening ceremony for the 10th celebration of the fishing tournament. At around

April 6, 2017

Time to make the chocolate.

Recently we gathered cacao pods from their trees in the barangay of Libertad  here on Siargao Island. After opening the pods to collect the nibs inside we took advantage of the excellent weather yesterday to dry them in the sun to make tablea cacao tablets for the favourite Philippine chocolate drink tsokolate.

April 5, 2017

One wary Little egret

This Little Egret arrived at our boat landing exactly four in the afternoon everyday for week. Took some patience as they’re wary and spook easily but I finally got a passable shot.

April 2, 2017

Welcome to WildSiargao.com

We’d like to welcome all our new readers. Our aim is to share stories and photos about the people, places and wildlife of Siargao, our island home here in the Philippines. We warmly invite you to join us in this conversation¬†about our favourite place. Cheers, Greg and the www.wildsiargao.com team

March 31, 2017