The people, places and wildlife of Siargao Island, Philippines

White-Collared Kingfisher

Another species to add in our list of the birds can be easily found here on Siargao Island. Consequently, it is familiar to everyone on the island. The Collared kingfisher is locally called “takray”. Other English names are White-collared kingfisher and Mangrove kingfisher. This noisy medium-sized kingfisher can be easily spotted on tree branches and electrical […]

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

Beast of Burden

This area has become my new favorite birding hotspot. Right now you can reliably see egrets in breeding plumage and an abundance of Philippine mallards and Purple herons as well as many other avian visitors. I’ll be writing a post soon about how to find the new farm-to-market road which leads through these fields and […]

April 2, 2017

Laid-back Lifestyle

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

April 2, 2017

Fisherman tending crab traps

Behind our house in San Isidro a fisherman readies his crab traps.

April 1, 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

It’s Summer Vacation 2017!

These four young toughs are securing the perimeter of our summertime beer garden to ensure a safe and secure environment for your pizza-eating and beer-drinking pleasure. Be sure to say ‘hello’ when you drop by.

March 5, 2017