as a free public service of The Wild Bird Club to promote
bird watching and responsible enjoyment of nature, this afternoon
bird tour offers city dwellers the unique opportunity to view
resident and migrant birds in an area close to home.
Not far from the hubbub of the Makati Central Business District,
the Heritage Park is a memorial park located in Fort Bonifacio
where resident and migrant birds can be observed.
different species of wild doves (batu-bato)- Zebra Dove, Red
Turtle Dove and Spotted Dove - have been seen in the well-tended
lawns. The proud Richard's Pipits (pipit-lata) lords it over
the grasslands as Crested Mynahs (martines) and Long-tailed
Shrikes (tarat San Diego) have taken up residence inside the
park as well.
lagoon on the far end of the park is the hunting ground of
the White-collared Kingfishers (sasala), which are among the
most vocal and colorful birds in this place. Pacific Swallows
(layang-layang) swoop down to drink water and catch insects
as they fly non-stop in circles above this body of water.