The people, places and wildlife of Siargao Island, Philippines

Tag: birding

Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)

Our Backyard Birds

Updates have been a little slow of late after I took a spill down a mountainside just after photographing that Handsome Sunbird nest. Being temporarily restricted to sedentary observation of our backyard birds, I thought I’d showcase those seen most commonly around our house these days. Looks like there’s some pelagic birding in store for […]

August 13, 2017

Yellow-wattled Bulbul (Pycnonotus urostictus) on Siargao Island.

Yellow-wattled Bulbul (Pycnonotus urostictus)

The yellow-wattled bulbul is another Philippine endemic seen fairly commonly on Siargao Island. The wattles in its name are the bright yellow rings seen around this bulbul’s eyes.

June 16, 2017

Philippine Serpent-eagle (Spilornis holospilus)

Philippine Serpent-eagle (Spilornis holospilus)

This Philippine serpent-eagle paid us a visit this morning and rested awhile on a lofty hardwood tree before circling off and resuming its hunt for prey.

June 11, 2017

A Brahminy kite (Haliastur indus) on Siargao Island.

A Brahminy Kite Across the River

Late yesterday afternoon I spotted these brahminy kites across the river from our property. 

June 8, 2017

The Rufous-fronted tailorbird (orthotomus frontalis) on Siargao Island.

Rufous-fronted Tailorbird

The Rufous-fronted tailorbird (orthotomus frontalis) is another Philippine endemic found here on Siargao Island.

June 6, 2017

white-bellied sea eagles (haliaeetus leucogaster)

White-bellied Sea Eagle (juvenile)

We’ve frequently seen a nesting pair of white-bellied sea eagles (haliaeetus leucogaster) on our jaunts to Megancub Island but this was a first right here in our own back yard on a tidal river in San Isidro here on Siargao Island. The picture here is of a juvenile white-bellied sea eagle and we’re keeping an eye out for […]

June 4, 2017

A purple heron with some egrets

Herons and egrets this morning in del Pilar

Though time only permitted a quick birding hike this morning, I was able to spy a purple heron and some pond herons amongst the egrets in the rice fields of del Pilar here on Siargao Island.

June 1, 2017

Our Global Big Day 2017 Checklist.

Today was the 2017 Global Big Day and it’s been a long day of hiking around and we had to dodge quite a bit of rain with intermittent downpours. But we had enthusiastic young participants who were just starting to learn their way around optics and bird books but were real naturals in the field and made it […]

May 13, 2017

Global Big Day 2017

WildSiargao will be participating in Global Big Day 2017. Send us a message if you’ll be on Siargao and want to join our team on May 13th. We’ll be out all day in the hills, rice fields, rivers and coasts of Siargao finding, counting, and photographing birds. The more the merrier! Global Big Day 2017

April 26, 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