The people, places and wildlife of Siargao Island, Philippines

Tag: sunbirds

How to Build a Homemade Sunbird Feeder

We had a look earlier at two sunbird species commonly found here on Siargao: Olive-backed sunbirds Purple-throated sunbirds Today, let’s see how you can easily build a simple sunbird feeder to attract these colorful sunbirds to your yard. First step is to visit an agri-vet shop and buy a small poultry waterer. These are the […]

May 8, 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