DOT IX gears for the 9th Philippine Bird Festival in Zamboanga
Zamboanga Times Online - June 16, 2013
by R. G. Antonet Go
Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences
and Technology students birdwatching
in the fishponds
The Regional Director of the Department of Tourism IX (DOT) disclosed that
their office is now preparing to host the 9th Philippine Bird Festival which is scheduled on October this year.
DOT IX Regional Director Mary June Bugante said in an interview, “We are preparing for the probable sites where to bring the first time bird watchers, especially students, we are encouraging them to participate as Zamboanga City will host the 9th Philippine Bird Festival this year.”
She said they are expecting around 200 delegates from the Asia Pacific region.
The activity will have lectures on birds and the bird watching at the Pasonanca Park and Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST).
According to Bugante, the city has more than 100 species of birds at the Pasonanca Natural Park alone.
At Paseo del Mar, there will also be photo exhibits of birds, animals, and plants endemic in this city. The lecturers will be coming from the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines who organized the event.
She said, “There are many bird watchers, they been to a lot of places but the place where they went they have to travel long to reach their destination unlike here, the areas for bird watching are just near.”