trip report, 2-17 March 2012
John van der Woude - www.jvanderw.nl
and species list (below) -
of sites - bird
photos by Rob Fray -
other photos (sounds via species list)
|Nollie and I joined a two-week group tour organised and led by Stijn de Win of Birding2Asia. Stijn is an excellent birder, and is great in spotting birds, and producing the birds in his scope for us within a second or so! As the maximum group size of his tours is only six people, we rarely missed a bird. Another asset of Stijn is his clever design of the itinerary in the Philippines, so that in two weeks time we saw a hundred endemics including the above Philippine Eagle.|
|Other endemics included e.g. Philippine Duck, Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle, Spotted Buttonquail, Bukidnon Woodcock, four parrots, two malkohas, five kingfishers, three hornbills, four woodpeckers, Azure-breasted Pitta, three cuckoo-shrikes, five tailorbirds, two shamas, two whistlers, two tits, two rhabdornises, four sunbirds, six flowerpeckers, Balicassiao, Red-eared Parrotfinch, White-cheeked Bullfinch. The most important non-endemic was Chinese Egret.|
|The itinerary was along
four islands: Luzon, Bohol, Cebu and Mindanao. We did not opt for the
pre-tour extension to Palawan (saving that for another trip, e.g. in
combination with Taiwan). We arrived one day early and left one day
later than the group tour. The birding sites we visited were as
follows; see the map below for the location of the sites.
Luzon: 1. a private pre-tour day at Mt. Palay Palay national park (Caylabne Bay resort; forested hill and wooded bay). 2. Candaba freshwater marsh. 3. Subic Bay woodlands, 4. Mount Makiling forest reserve.
Bohol: 5. Rajah Sikatuna national park (forest, woodland and open areas), and a few coastal sites plus the Chocolate Hills.
Cebu: 6. the mediterranean-like low woodland in the hills, plus a coastal site.
Mindanao: 7. Mount Kitanglad: higher altitude forest and open spaces.
Philippine Frogmouth, Mt. Kitanglad, Mindanao.
|We found the Philippines a
pleasant country, with very reasonable accommodation, and English is
widely spoken across the country. The food is good and/but not very
spicy, and mango's are at their best here. We saw practically no
mosquitos or other insects (malaria is absent on our itinerary). Nice,
decent people, and good beer. The
trails in the birding areas are often easy, and often we even walked
on disused or hardly used roads. However, on Mt. Kitanglad (Mindanao)
the trails were a bit slippery due to the preceding rain, and the
accommodation there is unavoidably basic but on a splendid location in the middle of the
Safety was not an issue on our trip, and the few problematic no-go areas of the Philippines are really very far away in the Southwest, mainly on the small islands near Borneo. These no-go areas are clearly demarcated and should certainly not be a reason for not visiting the remaining 95% of the Philippines. Also, we saw a lot more forest and woodland than we had feared on the basis of what we had read about deforestation.
|We much enjoyed the company of the other members of the group: Rob, Paul and Iain from Shetland UK, Erkki from Finland, and tour leader Stijn. See the photo below.|
|For some more details of the
birding sites, see the birding photo section.
For an impression of the street life plus some other trip photos, see the
section other photos. Also have a look at
Stijn's description of the Subic
birding site on Luzon.
For the Philippines field guide (Kennedy et al.) I made a quick index to put in the back cover.
|Concise daily log
Note 1: Most non-endemics omitted, and most endemics mentioned only once (first sighting)
Note 2: Many species were seen in the scope, but 'in scope' is mentioned esp. for the species where this was of importance (distant bird, difficult species, etc. or just very attractive).
|2 March - arrived at Manila airport at 10 a.m. and were driven to Caylabne Bay resort, through Mt. Palay Palay NP, where we birded also in the afternoon and early evening. Got our first endemics, incl. Guaiabero, Stripe-headed Rhabdornis and Philippine Hawk-Owl.|
|3 March - pre-breakfast birding at the resort: an almost white Philippine Coucal, Handsome Sunbird, and a pair of Philippine Magpie-Robin (the only endemic of this private pre-tour we would not see later on the group tour). After breakfast up along the road into the forested park again: Philippine Fairy Bluebird, Balicassiao (drongo), Red-keeled Flowerpecker pair at nest, Philippine Serpent-Eagle (see photo), Spotted Buttonquail, Black-and-White Triller a pair, Luzon Hornbill 3 very closeby. Evening back in Manila.|
|4 March - first day of group tour, first to Candaba inland marsh reserve: Philippine Duck, Yellow Bittern, 100+ Purple Heron, Oriental Pratincole, Cinnamon Bittern, Wandering Whistling Duck, Flyeater (Gerygone), Buff-banded Rail, Black Bittern. In the fields a bit further away: many Oriental Skylark and Paddyfield Pipit, and hundreds of Phil. Duck (2nd photo). On to Subic Bay, and some late afternoon birding in the hills: Coleto, Blue-naped Parrot, Blue-throated Beeeater, Grey-streaked Flycatcher (the first of many later on), Elegant Tit, two species of flying foxes (photo), White-bellied Woodpecker, Green Rackettail, Philip. Nightjar in scope, Philip. Hawk-Owl heard closeby.|
|5 March - all day Subic, first to Hill 394 track (the bunker area), Barred Rail along the road, Phil. Green-Pigeon and Blackish Cuckooshrike (flight, perched and calling) at P; track in forest: Rufous Coucal group in tangles, Red-crested (Rough-cr) Malkoha, Phil. Falconet 2 (photo), Phil. Tailorbird seen singing, White-lored Oriole in scope. Afternoon first along coast: Lowland White-eye, Blue Rock Thrush, then along road below forested slope: Green Imperial Pigeon, Colasisi (Phil. Hanging Parrot) 4 in scope, Pygmy Flowerpecker in scope, Luzon Flameback, Sooty Woodpecker at eye level. Early evening: Phil. Scops Owl heard and briefly seen.|
|6 March - again all day Subic, morning Hill394 area. First Phil. Pygmy Woodpecker, White-eared Dove (calling, in scope), even more White-lored Oriole (listen here to a morning chorus with this species being dominant), Chinese Goshawk (Sparrowhawk) overhead, Purple Needletail. Then from 0845 again the track: White-browed Shama now seen (2 crossing the track), Yellow-breasted Fruit-Dove up in dark tree, Phil. Fairy-Bluebird well heard and briefly seen flying off. Late afternoon: other small forest road. White-browed Shama now better seen at 8 m in tangles, Besra, Blue-headed Fantail.|
|7 March - morning the small roads between the bunkers: Ashy Minivet, White-fronted Tit (the target of this last morning here) seen very well in top of trees. 0830 other small roads and owl place of first evening: Phil. Hawk-Eagle perched and in flight. Drive to Mt. Makiling (Los Baņos). 1545 behind the university campus: Barred Buttonquail, Barred Rail, Golden-headed Cisticola.|
|8 March - early at campus first: Phil. Hawk-Owl full view in torch light on bare branch, then Mt. Makiling track: Spotted Kingfisher at 15 m (more beautiful than depicted in the field guide), Scale-feathered Malkoha, a flock with more Elegant Tit, Flaming Sunbird and Striped Flowerpecker. At/near a side trail more Scale-feathered Malkoha, Rufous Paradise-Flyatcher, three Phil. Serpent-Eagle and an excited Phil. Hawk-Cuckoo. On the way down another flock, with the only Yellowish White-eye of the trip. At the campus: Yellowish Bulbul, a flock of Lowland White-eye, and Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Bot.Garden, photo). Behind the campus: Spotted Buttonquail 1 pair on narrow track, and several Barred Buttonquail and 2 quarreling Buff-banded Rails in the open fields a bit further on.|
|9 March - same Mt. Makiling track, middle part: Spotted Kingfisher again (now male, in scope at 20 m), Grey-backed Tailorbird after trying a long time, Black-and-White Triller. Long sound recordings of two Spotted Kingfshers calling to each other. Afternoon flight to Bohol. Evening stroll to town square: roost of Asian Glossy Starling, and interesting small museum about geology and natural history.|
|10 March - drive along coast (Grey-tailed Tattler, Chinese Egret, both sand plovers) to Rajah Sikatuna NP: first Silvery Kingfisher and Pygmy Swiftlet, then trails: Phil. Trogon, Blue Fantail, Phil. Leaf Warbler, Black-crowned Babbler, Yellow-bellied Whistler, Phil. Oriole, Black-bibbed Cuckooshrike (in scope). Lunch at the famous Chocolate Hills (photo): Uniform Swiftlet. Back in NP: Visayan Broadbill (only seen by Rob), Rufous-tailed Jungle Flycatcher, Samar Hornbill.|
|11 March - same trails in NP: Brown Tit-Babbler, Rufous-fronted Tailorbird, Azure-breasted Pitta, Black-faced Coucal, Phil. Trogon again, Ruddy Kingfisher (in scope). After a long rain shower: Bicolored Flowerpecker and Yellow-breasted Tailorbird at the clearing. Lunch at the Butterfly Garden. Silvery Kingfisher along the small river, and a quick visit at the day roost of Tarsier (the smallest primate of the world; photo; some rain again).|
|12 March - NP again (Plain Bushhen crossed the road), border area: Brush (Rusty-breasted) Cuckoo, Streaked Ground-Babbler (Striated Wren-Babbler). Trails again: Rufous-lored Kingfisher at 10 m at eye level in scope, Buzzing Flowerpecker, Phil. Drongo-Cuckoo, Phil. Fairy-Bluebird (mainly heard again but briefly seen). Another go for the broadbill: well heard but not seen. Afternoon catamaran ferry to Cebu.|
|13 March - Cebu hills above Alcoy, along small road: Black Shama, Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher, Everett's White-eye, Black-chinned Fruit-Dove, Hooded Pitta, Crimson Sunbird. I saw a fast flying large pigeon (imperial pigeon size): probably the sought-after Pink-bellied Imperial-Pigeon. After packed lunch afield: White-vented Whistler, then walking down again: Indian Cuckoo, Pink-necked Green-Pigeon. Early afternoon back along coast: Chinese Egret, Red-necked Stint (c. 100) and other waders. Early dinner for short night (very early flight to Mindanao next day).|
|14 March - At six already in Cagayan de Oro, breakfast, and on to Del Monte lodge on Mt. Kitanglad. Nowadays only the last 20 minutes one has to walk up to the lodge: Grey-hooded Sunbird, Short-tailed Starling, Mindanao Hornbill. Afternoon first of several times trail up from lodge: Phil. Coucal seen, Rufous-headed Tailorbird, Sulphur-billed Nuthatch, Mountain White-eye, Phil. Cuckoo-Dove, Cinnamon Ibon, Black-and-cinnamon Fantail. At dusk: Bukidnon Woodcock, Phil. Frogmouth.|
|15 March - first full day Mt. Kitanglad. Trail up from lodge again (after trying Blue-capped Wood-Kingfisher): Yellow-breasted Fruit-Dove now seen better (scope), Red-eared Parrotfinch on seed buds (after 5 min. wait only, the quickest ever according to Stijn), Olive-capped Flowerpecker, White-cheeked Bullfinch, Apo Myna, Mountain Verditer (Turquoise) Flycatcher, Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Mindanao Ibon (Black-masked White-eye), Oriental Honey-Buzzard. Then down again a bit: Philippine Eagle! Far view in scope (see photo; but wait till tomorrow!), Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle. Evening at lodge: Giant Scops Owl and Everett's Scops Owl well heard. Listen here to the night chorus of frogs and insects around the lodge.|
|16 March - second full day Mt. Kitanglad. Blue-capped Wood-Kingfisher (Hombron's K.) closeby and seen by half of the group but for us only very briefly seen in flight, in dark shadow. Now to the Apo Sunbird site (same trail as yesterday but just higher up). Olive-capped Flowerpecker at only 3 m, Mindanao Rackettail, Cinnamon Ibon now better seen, Buff-spotted Flameback briefly seen, Phil. Swiftlet (closeby), McGregor's Cuckooshrike, and all the way up (but not really very far) Apo Sunbird, first a female, then after some waiting a splendid male. Walking down again we got a much better view of Philippine Eagle than yesterday (the photo at the top of this page). Also, right behind us there, splendid views of Mindanao Ibon and McGregor's Cuckooshrike, and a bit further down much better views of Buff-spotted Flameback.|
|17 March - our private extra day at Mt. Kitanglad. After a last try for the kingfisher for those (like us) who had not seen it properly, we said goodbye to Erkki, Paul, Iain and Rob. Nollie and I got no new endemics this day but were pleased with better views than before of Brown Tit-Babbler, Yellow-bellied Whistler, Apo Myna, Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis, Buzzing Flowerpecker, Cinnamon Ibon, Lesser Shortwing, Mountain Leaf Warbler, Mindanao Rackettail (7) and Long-tailed Bush-warbler (crossing the track). We also saw Philippine Eagle for the 3rd day, but not as good as yesterday. Also added Snowy-browed Flycatcher to the trip list.|
|18 March - some early birding again near the lodge, where we recorded a sound that must have been of the rarely seen Slaty-backed (Goodfellow's) Jungle-Flycatcher. Then an easy travel day after saying goodbye to Stijn and his Spanish group. First back to Cagayan de Oro, then flight to Manila, next morning back to Holland.|
|Species list Nollie and
Luz = Luzon
Boh = Bohol
Ceb = Cebu
Min = Mindanao
(h) = heard only
* lifer for us (other than the endemics)
Luz etc.: sound recording (all ID my responsibility)
|Names according to IOC
1, etc. - see other name below
even weggelaten: font face="Consolas" size="2" Red Junglefowl Luz Gallus gallus Wandering Whistling Duck Luz Dendrocygna arcuata* Philippine Duck Luz Ceb Anas luzonica nE VU Northern Shoveler Luz Anas clypeata Garganey Luz Anas querquedula Tufted Duck Luz Aythya fuligula Little Grebe Luz Tachybaptus ruficollis Yellow Bittern Luz Ceb Ixobrychus sinensis Cinnamon Bittern Luz Boh Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Black Bittern Luz Dupetor flavicollis Black-crowned Night Heron Luz Nycticorax nycticorax Striated Heron Ceb Butorides striata Eastern Cattle Egret Luz Boh Ceb Min Bubulcus coromandus Grey Heron Luz Ardea cinerea Purple Heron Luz Ardea purpurea Eastern Great Egret Luz Ardea modesta Intermediate Egret Luz Egretta intermedia Little Egret Luz Boh Ceb Egretta garzetta Chinese Egret Boh Ceb Egretta eulophotes* VU Crested Honey Buzzard Min Pernis ptilorhynchus 1 Brahminy Kite Luz Boh Min Haliastur indus Philippine Serpent Eagle Luz Boh Min Spilornis holospilus E Chinese Sparrowhawk Luz Accipiter soloensis* 2 Besra Luz Boh Accipiter virgatus Philippine Eagle Min Pithecophaga jefferyi E CR 3 Philippine Hawk-Eagle Luz Nisaetus philippensis E VU Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle Min Nisaetus pinskeri E Philippine Falconet Luz Min Microhierax erythrogenys E Peregrine Falcon Luz Falco peregrinus Barred Rail Luz Boh Gallirallus torquatus nE Buff-banded Rail Luz Gallirallus philippensis* Plain Bush-hen Boh Min Amaurornis olivacea E White-breasted Waterhen Luz Boh Amaurornis phoenicurus Purple Swamphen Luz Porphyrio porphyrio Common Moorhen Luz Gallinula chloropus Spotted Buttonquail Luz Turnix ocellatus E Barred Buttonquail Luz Turnix suscitator Black-winged Stilt Boh Himantopus himantopus Grey Plover Boh Pluvialis squatarola Little Ringed Plover Luz Boh Charadrius dubius Kentish Plover Boh Charadrius alexandrinus Lesser Sand Plover Boh Charadrius mongolus Greater Sand Plover Boh Charadrius leschenaultii Pheasant-tailed Jacana Luz Hydrophasianus chirurgus Bukidnon Woodcock Min Scolopax bukidnonensis E Pin-tailed Snipe Luz Gallinago stenura Common Snipe Luz Gallinago gallinago Eurasian Curlew Boh Numenius arquata Common Greenshank Luz Ceb Tringa nebularia Wood Sandpiper Luz Tringa glareola Grey-tailed Tattler Boh Tringa brevipes Common Sandpiper Luz Ceb Actitis hypoleucos Ruddy Turnstone Boh Arenaria interpres Red-necked Stint Ceb Calidris ruficollis Oriental Pratincole Luz Glareola maldivarum Black-headed Gull Ceb Chroicocephalus ridibundus Whiskered Tern Luz Boh Ceb Chlidonias hybrida Red Turtle Dove Luz Boh Streptopelia tranquebarica Spotted Dove Min Stigmatopelia chinensis Philippine Cuckoo-Dove Min Macropygia tenuirostris E Common Emerald Dove Luz Chalcophaps indica Zebra Dove Luz Boh Ceb Geopelia striata White-eared Brown Dove Luz Boh Ceb Min Phapitreron leucotis E Pink-necked Green Pigeon Ceb Treron vernans Philippine Green Pigeon Luz Treron axillaris E Yellow-breasted Fruit Dove Luz Min Ptilinopus occipitalis E Black-chinned Fruit Dove Ceb Ptilinopus leclancheri nE Pink-bellied Imperial Pigeon Ceb?(J) Ducula poliocephala E NT Green Imperial Pigeon Luz Ducula aenea Philippine Hanging Parrot Luz Min Loriculus philippensis E 4 Mindanao Racket-tail Min Prioniturus waterstradti E NT Green Racket-tail Luz Prioniturus luconensis E VU Blue-naped Parrot Luz Tanygnathus lucionensis nE NT Guaiabero Luz Min Bolbopsittacus lunulatus E Rufous Coucal Luz Centropus unirufus E NT Black-faced Coucal Boh Centropus melanops E Philippine Coucal Luz Boh Ceb Min Centropus viridis E Rough-crested Malkoha Luz Dasylophus superciliosus E 5 Scale-feathered Malkoha Luz Dasylophus cumingi E Asian Koel Luz Boh Eudynamys scolopaceus Rusty-breasted Cuckoo Boh Ceb Min Cacomantis sepulcralis* 6 Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo Boh Surniculus velutinus E Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo Luz Ceb Hierococcyx pectoralis E Oriental Cuckoo Ceb Cuculus optatus Giant Scops Owl Min(h)Otus gurneyi E VU Philippine Scops Owl Luz Otus megalotis E Everett's Scops Owl Min(h)Otus everetti E Philippine Hawk-Owl Luz Ninox philippensis E Philippine Frogmouth Min Batrachostomus septimus E Great Eared Nightjar Luz Min Eurostopodus macrotis Philippine Nightjar Luz Min Caprimulgus manillensis E Whiskered Treeswift Luz Min Hemiprocne comata Glossy Swiftlet Luz Boh Ceb Min Collocalia esculenta 7 Pygmy Swiftlet Boh Collocalia troglodytes E Philippine Swiftlet Min Aerodramus mearnsi E Uniform Swiftlet Boh Ceb Aerodramus vanikorensis* Purple Needletail Luz Min Hirundapus celebensis nE House Swift Luz Apus nipalensis Philippine Trogon Boh Harpactes ardens E Oriental Dollarbird Luz Eurystomus orientalis Spotted Wood Kingfisher Luz 1 2 3 Actenoides lindsayi E Hombron's Kingfisher Min(h)Actenoides hombroni E VU 8 Ruddy Kingfisher Boh Halcyon coromanda* White-throated Kingfisher Luz Boh Halcyon smyrnensis Winchell's Kingfisher Boh Todiramphus winchelli E VU 9 Collared Kingfisher Luz Boh Ceb Todiramphus chloris Indigo-banded Kingfisher Luz Ceyx cyanopecta E Silvery Kingfisher Boh Ceyx argentata E VU Common Kingfisher Luz Alcedo atthis Blue-tailed Bee-eater Luz Merops philippinus Blue-throated Bee-eater Luz Ceb Min Merops viridis* Luzon Hornbill Luz Penelopides manillae E 10 Mindanao Hornbill Min Penelopides affinis E 10 Samar Hornbill Boh Penelopides samarensis E 10 Coppersmith Barbet Luz Ceb Megalaima haemacephala Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker Luz Boh Ceb Min Dendrocopos maculatus E White-bellied Woodpecker Luz Boh Dryocopus javensis Luzon Flameback Luz Chrysocolaptes haematribon E 11 Buff-spotted Flameback Boh Min Chrysocolaptes lucidus E 11 Sooty Woodpecker Min Mulleripicus funebris E (Visayan Broadbill Boh: Rob only Eurylaimus samarensis E VU) Hooded Pitta Ceb Pitta sordida* Azure-breasted Pitta Boh Pitta steerii E VU Golden-bellied Gerygone Luz Ceb Gerygone sulphurea 12 White-breasted Woodswallow Luz Boh Min Artamus leucorynchus Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike Luz Boh Coracina striata Blackish Cuckooshrike Luz Coracina coerulescens E Black-bibbed Cicadabird Boh Coracina mindanensis E McGregor's Cuckooshrike Min Coracina mcgregori E NT Black-and-white Triller Luz Lalage melanoleuca E Pied Triller Luz Lalage nigra* Scarlet Minivet Boh Pericrocotus speciosus White-vented Whistler Ceb Pachycephala homeyeri nE Yellow-bellied Whistler Boh Min Pachycephala philippinensis E Brown Shrike Luz Boh Ceb Min Lanius cristatus Long-tailed Shrike Luz Min Lanius schach Philippine Oriole Boh Oriolus steerii E White-lored Oriole Luz 1 2 Oriolus albiloris E Black-naped Oriole Luz Oriolus chinensis Balicassiao Luz Dicrurus balicassius E Spangled Drongo Boh Dicrurus bracteatus Blue Fantail Boh Rhipidura superciliaris E Blue-headed Fantail Luz Rhipidura cyaniceps E Pied Fantail Luz Ceb Rhipidura javanica Black-and-cinnamon Fantail Min Rhipidura nigrocinnamomea E Black-naped Monarch Luz Hypothymis azurea Rufous Paradise Flycatcher Luz Terpsiphone cinnamomea nE Large-billed Crow Luz Corvus macrorhynchos Elegant Tit Luz Ceb Min Periparus elegans E White-fronted Tit Luz Parus semilarvatus E NT Oriental Skylark Luz Alauda gulgula Yellow-wattled Bulbul Luz Boh Pycnonotus urostictus E Yellow-vented Bulbul Luz Boh Min Pycnonotus goiavier Philippine Bulbul Luz Boh Ceb Min Ixos philippinus E Barn Swallow Luz Boh Ceb Min Hirundo rustica Pacific Swallow Luz Boh Ceb Min Hirundo tahitica Striated Swallow Luz Boh Cecropis striolata Rufous-headed Tailorbird Min Phyllergates heterolaemus E Arctic Warbler Luz Ceb Phylloscopus borealis Philippine Leaf Warbler Boh Phylloscopus olivaceus E Mountain Leaf Warbler Min Phylloscopus trivirgatus Tawny Grassbird Luz Min Megalurus timoriensis* Striated Grassbird Luz Megalurus palustris* Long-tailed Bush Warbler Min 1 2 Bradypterus caudatus E Zitting Cisticola Luz Cisticola juncidis Golden-headed Cisticola Luz Cisticola exilis Philippine Tailorbird Luz Orthotomus castaneiceps E Rufous-fronted Tailorbird Boh Orthotomus frontalis E Grey-backed Tailorbird Luz Orthotomus derbianus E Yellow-breasted Tailorbird Boh Orthotomus samarensis E NT Striated Wren-Babbler Boh Ptilocichla mindanensis E 13 Black-crowned Babbler Boh Stachyris nigrocapitata E Brown Tit-Babbler Boh Macronus striaticeps E Lowland White-eye Luz Zosterops meyeni nE Everett's White-eye Ceb Zosterops everetti Yellowish White-eye Luz(N) Zosterops nigrorum E Mountain White-eye Min Zosterops montanus nE Mindanao Ibon Min Lophozosterops goodfellowi E 14 Cinnamon Ibon Min Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus E Philippine Fairy-bluebird Luz Boh Irena cyanogastra E Sulphur-billed Nuthatch Min Sitta oenochlamys E Asian Glossy Starling Boh Ceb Aplonis panayensis Short-tailed Starling Min Aplonis minor nE Apo Myna Min Basilornis mirandus E NT Coleto Luz Boh Min Sarcops calvus E Crested Myna Luz Acridotheres cristatellus White-shouldered Starling Luz Sturnia sinensis Stripe-headed Creeper Luz Rhabdornis mystacalis E 15 Stripe-breasted Creeper Min Rhabdornis inornatus E 16 Eyebrowed Thrush Min Turdus obscurus White-browed Shortwing Min Brachypteryx montana Philippine Magpie-Robin Min Copsychus mindanensis E White-browed Shama Luz 1 2 3 Copsychus luzoniensis E Black Shama Ceb Copsychus cebuensis E EN Pied Bush Chat Luz Ceb Saxicola caprata Blue Rock Thrush Luz Monticola solitarius Rufous-tld Jungle Flycatcher Boh Rhinomyias ruficauda* Slaty-backed Jungle Flycatcher Min(h) Rhinomyias goodfellowi E 17 Grey-streaked Flycatcher Luz Boh Min Muscicapa griseisticta* Mugimaki Flycatcher Min Ficedula mugimaki Snowy-browed Flycatcher Min Ficedula hyperythra Little Pied Flycatcher Min Ficedula westermanni Turquoise Flycatcher Min Eumyias panayensis nE 18 Mangrove Blue Flycatcher Ceb Cyornis rufigastra* Striped Flowerpecker Luz Dicaeum aeruginosum E Olive-capped Flowerpecker Min Dicaeum nigrilore E Bicolored Flowerpecker Boh(J) Dicaeum bicolor E Red-keeled Flowerpecker Ceb Dicaeum australe E Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Boh Dicaeum trigonostigma Buzzing Flowerpecker Boh Min Dicaeum hypoleucum E Pygmy Flowerpecker Luz Dicaeum pygmaeum E Purple-throated Sunbird Boh Ceb Leptocoma sperata* Olive-backed Sunbird Luz Ceb Cinnyris jugularis Grey-hooded Sunbird Min Aethopyga primigenia E NT Apo Sunbird Min Aethopyga boltoni E NT Flaming Sunbird Luz Aethopyga flagrans E Handsome Sunbird Luz Aethopyga bella E Crimson Sunbird Ceb Aethopyga siparaja E Eurasian Tree Sparrow Luz Boh Ceb Min Passer montanus Red-eared Parrotfinch Min Erythrura coloria E NT Scaly-breasted Munia Luz Lonchura punctulata Chestnut Munia Luz Boh Lonchura atricapilla Eastern Yellow Wagtail Luz Ceb Min Motacilla tschutschensis Grey Wagtail Luz Min Motacilla cinerea Paddyfield Pipit Luz Anthus rufulus White-cheeked Bullfinch Min Pyrrhula leucogenis E other names: 1 - Oriental Honey-Buzzard 2 - Chinese Goshawk 3 - Great Philippine Eagle 4 - Colasisi 5 - Red-crested Malkoha 6 - Brush Cuckoo split 7 - Grey-rumped Swiftlet here 8 - Blue-capped Wood-Kingfisher 9 - Rufous-lored Kingfisher 10 - split from Tarictic Hornbill 11 - split from Greater Flameback/Goldenback 12 - Flyeater 13 - Streaked Ground-Babbler 14 - Black-masked White-eye 15 - Stripe-headed/sided Rhabdornis 16 - Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis 17 - Goodfellow's Jungle-Flycatcher 18 - Mountain Verditer Flycatcher bats: Giant Golden-corwned Flying Fox: Luz Philippine Fruitbat: Luz other: Philippine Macaque: Luz, Min Tarsier: Boh flying lizard: Ceb Philippine Warty Pig (Sus philippensis): Mt. Kitanglad (seen by Stijn; heard) small squirrel HB 20 cm at Mt. Kitanglad