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.
The Paddyfield pipit, as its name suggests, is often associated with rice cultivation. It also inhabits other open areas and grasslands.
A solitary Javan pond heron in the rice fields of Siargao. This migratory heron can be seen here with its prominent breeding plumage.
A Whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida) seen this morning in the rice paddies of Del Pilar here on Siargao Island,
This morning we walked to some neighbouring houses along the river to buy a few crabs. We were a bit late however and the crabs were sold out and the villagers were already occupied with making nipa roofing panels. However right above their heads I spotted the nest of a red-keeled flowerpecker and a a hyper-active parent […]
Today we’re going to tackle a fun, cheap, and easy backyard project: how to make coconut shell bird feeders.
The pied triller, a year-round resident here on Siargao, can be frequently seen around habitation, farmland and forest edges.
Birds of Siargao Here are a just a few of the many birds to be found on Siargao island in the Philippines. All pictures taken were taken recently near San Isidro and environs. Kindly stay tuned as we update with new photos and stories of birdwatching here on Siargao. Also, we’d be more than happy to […]
The white-breasted woodswallows are a pleasure to watch as they are agile aerial acrobats. Their diet mostly consists of insects caught in flight so they are quite active and easily observable in mid-air. A brushy tongue also helps the white-breasted woodswallow consume its second favorite meal: flower nectar.
Okay, it’s hard to see the purple throat of this Purple-throated sunbird unless you observe this bird in just the right direct sunlight, but sometimes you can. The Purple-throated sunbird (Leptocoma sperata) is another year-round resident in the Philippines. Here on Siargao it’s not seen quite as often as the ubiquitous Olive-backed sunbird but it’s not uncommon […]