Time: 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Place: Mt. Makiling, Laguna
Birders:Marc Bosc ,Teresa Cervero, Eric Cu and 2 boys,
Liza Dans, JC Gonzalez, Mike Lu, Alex Tiongcoo
Trip Report: Mike Lu
Bird List: Mike Lu
started birding at the back of the TREES lodge where
a huge leafless tree served as a favorite perch for
the early morning birds. The backside also offers a
view of the forested ravine although it is screened
by dense foliage. Marc first pointed to the silent silhouette
of a malkoha glidingtowards the canopy.
waited for a few minutes and a pair of magnificent Red-crested
Malkohas flew out to be counted as our first forest
birds to start the day.
migrant Brown Shrike came to perch on the big tree and
soon a pair of seldom seen Black-and-White Trillers
came to view and then a green bird that turned out to
be a Guaiabero ! So many species and we have not even
started on the forest trail yet.
for the main forest trail, the first bird call was from
a Tarictic Hornbill ! The hornbill would call us continuously
and fly away every time we go near.
interesting species was the Greater Flameback with its
brilliant red wings.Other forest birds seen were the "pok-poking"Coppersmith
Barbet, Coleto, Blackish Cuckoo-shrike and Red-keeled
At the Botanic Gardens, the first bird to show up was
the Purple- throated Sunbird along with a Yellow-vented
Bulbul.On the trail to the Raptor Rescue Center, we
had good views of the Bar-bellied Cuckoo-shrike and
a fleeting glimpse of the Philippine Fairy Blue-bird.
On the way out, the group rested at the rotunda.
noticed that the trees around were fruiting and soon
enough a White-eared Brown Dove came to feed.
birds that made an appearance include the Grey-streaked Flycatcher,
Yellow-wattled Bulbul, Olive-backed Sunbird and even a Grey
Wagtail with it's throat speckled black on the way to putting
on its breeding plumage.
Brown Dove - 1
Malkoha - 3
Bee-eater - 12+
Hornbill - 2
Barbet - 2
Pygmy Woodpecker - 1
Flameback - 1
Cuckoo-shrike - 3
Cuckoo-shrike - 4
and White Triller - 2
Bulbul - 2
Bulbul - 1
Bulbul - 10+
Fairy Bluebird - 1
Flycatcher - 2
Wagtail - 1
Shrike - 3
Sunbird - 1
Sunbird - 1
Flowerpecker - 2