A Philippine Endemic The Coleto is another of the commonly seen birds on Siargao Island. Often spotted around forest edges and on coconut palms, the Coleto (sarcops calvus) is a Philippine endemic.
An hour hike from the rice-farming village of Mabini (a barangay of Santa Monica) led me to one of the highest places on Siargao: the main Globe Telecom tower. The trail starts out easy enough but is quite steep and unmarked on the final approach to the top. You can’t get lost though as you […]