The people, places and wildlife of Siargao Island, Philippines

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The Coleto (Sarcops calvus).

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.

April 6, 2017

Megancub Island

Just a ten-minute boat ride from the popular tourist site of Sugba Lagoon and forty-five minutes from the port of Del Carmen, lies Megancub Island with its

April 5, 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

I am not a hummingbird!

Many visitors to Siargao tell me they’ve seen a few hummingbirds around the island. However, the hummingbird’s range is actually restricted to the Western Hemisphere. What’s actually being referred to is the Olive-backed sunbird, which you’ll find in great numbers around the island. They’re the birds I see in my backyard more than any other. This […]

April 5, 2017

Building Dugout Canoes in San Isidro, Siargao

This week we’ll be visiting with our neighbours here in San Isidro as we reveal their step by step process of building dugout canoes. In addition, they are building six native river canoes with

April 5, 2017

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

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