Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
200+ birds at Candaba
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
200+ birds seen Candaba
Great Egret Ardea alba
10+ at Candaba and few en-route Luzon
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Seen Bohol and at Candaba Luzon.
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
seen Bohol and Luzon
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes Vulnerable (VU)
4 birds of this threatened species performed well on the coral flats on Bohol en-route to Bilar on the morning of 22nd Feb.
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Few seen Mindanao but daily Bohol and Luzon.
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Singles Bohol, Subic, Candaba.
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
10+ en-route Luzon on 23rd and 300+ in colony at Candaba.
Rufous Night-Heron Nycticorax caledonicus
1 adult in mangroves near Tagbiliran, Bohol.
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
5+ seen at Candaba Marsh
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
3 birds seen at Candaba
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Very scarce winterer in Philippines but we recorded 3 birds at Candaba.
Philippine Duck Anas luzonica Vulnerable (VU) Near-endemic
Approx. 25 birds for great looks at Candaba Marsh
Garganey Anas querquedula
4 seen Candaba Marsh
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
99 birds in flock at Candaba Marsh
Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
The odd looking philippensis subspecies with very rufous underparts seen on Mt.Kitanglad for great looks and again briefly at Mt.Makiling.
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
Fairly common throughout.
Philippine Serpent-Eagle Spilornis holospilus Country endemic
Fairly common and seen Kitanglad, Bohol and Luzon. Perfect perched views at Subic.
Eastern Marsh-Harrier Circus spilonotus
Another very scarce winterer in Philippines picked-up at Candaba Marsh.
Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus
Seen twice on Mt.Kitanglad.
Chinese Goshawk Accipiter soloensis
A nice adult seen Subic and a juv. perched Mt.Makiling mobbed by Yellowish White-eye and Plain-throated Sunbird.
Besra Accipiter virgatus
1 at Rajah Sikatuna NP, Bohol.
Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus
Seen twice on Mt.Makiling.
Great Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi Critically endangered (CR) Country endemic
The "Great Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle" performed for us low above the canopy after a 2 hour wait on our first day at the viewpoint on Mt.Kitanglad.
Rufous-bellied Eagle Aquila kienerii
A nice bonus to pick up in Philippines, the Hill 394 track at Subic did the trick for us.
Philippine Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus philippensis Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
A distant one scoped from the viewpoint on Mt.Kitanglad remained the only sighting of the trip.
Philippine Falconet Microhierax erythrogenys Country endemic
Seen couple times at Kitanglad, then again by the nest hole with squeaky young birds at Subic and a pair on Mt.Makiling.
Blue-breasted Quail Coturnix chinensis
1 bird flushed and dropped again in rice fields at Candaba.
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
Good views of female and a pair at Subic, heard and briefly seen Makiling.
Spotted Buttonquail Turnix ocellatus Country endemic
A single bird, then a pair crossed the track by the dairy farm at Makiling on 27th, then on 28th we got a surprise pair in a nearby location for prolonged close looks in the open on the road.
Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator
A fresh ploughed field at Makiling attracted 6 birds on 27th and 4 on 28th for great looks and photos.
Barred Rail Gallirallus torquatus Near-endemic
Brief view of 1 bird at Tabunan, Cebu, then 4 sightings of 1 or 2 birds at Makiling and also commonly heard, incl. Subic.
Plain Bush-hen Amaurornis olivacea Country endemic
2 birds seen in the open, crossing a field at Makiling.
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
4 at Candaba, 2 birds Makiling
White-browed Crake Porzana cinerea
2 birds for good looks at Candaba
Purple [Philippine] Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
A good count of 20 birds at Candaba Marsh. Rare in Philippines and sometimes split as Philippine Swamphen.
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Approx. 10 birds at Candaba.
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Nice to pick-up 5 birds at Candaba Marsh.
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
1 bird seen from the car in flight dropped into a rice field on Bohol.
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Few en-route Luzon.
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum
Heard at Candaba.
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
1 bird only, on the coral flats on Bohol.
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
4 birds seen Bohol
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus
2 birds Bohol and 5 at Subic
Bukidnon Woodcock Scolopax bukidnonensis Country endemic
Good close looks in the spotlight once at the lodge on Kitanglad but recorded on all 4 days.
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Few seen Candaba
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
2 birds near Tagbiliran, Bohol
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Bohol and Subic
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
Always nice to get this one and we had a good count with 6 birds on coral flats near Tagbiliran, Bohol.
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
4 birds at Candaba
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Manila airport!, Bohol, en-route Luzon, and Laguna near Makiling.
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
10+ birds seen off-shore Bohol.
Island Collared-Dove Streptopelia bitorquata
1 bird of this very scarce species seen at Candaba Marsh was a nice bonus.
Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
Few at Candaba Marsh
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Philippine Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia tenuirostris Near-endemic
2 + 3 birds seen Kitanglad and 1 at Subic
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Several seen Bohol, Subic and Makiling.
Zebra Dove Geopelia striata
Regularly recorded. Kitanglad, Bohol, Subic, Makiling.
Mindanao Bleeding-heart Gallicolumba crinigera Endangered (EN) Country endemic
Perhaps 'the' surprise of the trip was a bird flushed at Rajah Sikatuna NP, it then dropped again to the forest floor after just 5m flight, typical for Bleeding-heart doves, and dissapeared running in the undergrowth.
White-eared Dove Phapitreron leucotis Country endemic
Regularly recorded Kitanglad, Bohol, Subic and Makiling.
Pink-necked Pigeon Treron vernans
1 bird perched in mangroves near Tagiliran, Bohol
Green Imperial-Pigeon Ducula aenea
Common at Subic Bay.
Pompadour [Philippine] Green-Pigeon Treron pompadora
Fairly common at Subic.
Yellow-breasted Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus occipitalis Country endemic
Seen at Kitanglad and Subic.
Black-chinned Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus leclancheri Near-endemic
Scope views and photographed both at Corella-Bohol and Mt.Makiling.
Guaiabero Bolbopsittacus lunulatus Country endemic
Regular sightings on all days at Subic and seen once Makiling.
Mindanao Racquet-tail Prioniturus waterstradti Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
3 + 1 bird seen from Eagle viewpoint Kitanglad
Green Racquet-tail Prioniturus luconensis Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
1 bird on 24th, Subic and no less than 6 birds incl. some good perched views at Subic on 25th Feb.
Blue-crowned Racquet-tail Prioniturus discurus Country endemic
Pretty rare everywhere in Philippines now so it was nice to pick them up at Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape even if our record remained heard only in the end.
Blue-naped Parrot Tanygnathus lucionensis Near-threatened (NT) Near-endemic
Good numbers seen at Subic.
Philippine Hanging-Parrot Loriculus philippensis Country endemic
Fairly common throughout. (Colasisi)
Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus pectoralis Country endemic
Good views twice at Mt.Makiling, heard Kitanglad.
Brush Cuckoo Cacomantis variolosus
Seen Kitanglad and Tabunan-Cebu, heard Bohol.
Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus velutinus Country endemic
Heard Bohol and 1 seen Mt.Makiling.
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus
Heard Subic only.
Red-crested Malkoha Phaenicophaeus superciliosus Country endemic
Seen on 2 dates at Subic and once on Mt.Makiling.
Scale-feathered Malkoha Phaenicophaeus cumingi Country endemic
Seen on both mornings at Mt.Makiling. On our second morning this species was heard at 4 different spots and 1 birds performed so brilliantly it just posed for 'the' photo of the trip. (see report)
Rufous Coucal Centropus unirufus Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Up to 4 groups encountered daily at Subic.
Black-faced Coucal Centropus melanops Country endemic
4 sightings of this superb species at Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape, Bohol.
Philippine Coucal Centropus viridis Country endemic
Seen at Kitanglad, Tabunan and Subic
Philippine Scops-Owl Otus megalotis Country endemic
At Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol, 1 bird started calling early, some time before dusk, then again at dusk before flying overhead across the clearing and high up the opposite slope.
Mindanao Scops-Owl Otus mirus Country endemic
Heard distant at lodgeMt. Kitanglad were nearly impossible to get.
Mindanao Eagle-Owl Mimizuku gurneyi Country endemic
Heard at lodgeMt. Kitanglad, at 01h40!
Philippine Hawk-Owl Ninox philippensis Country endemic
Common at Subic and we got 1 bird for good views in the spotlight in no time with 3 others heard nearby. Also heard Makiling.
Philippine Frogmouth Batrachostomus septimus Country endemic
The regular bird at Delmonte lodge, Kitanglad, was good enough for prolonged photo sessions!
Great Eared-Nightjar Eurostopodus macrotis
3 birds in the clearing at Rajah Sikatuna Bohol and 1 at Subic, also heard Kitanglad.
Philippine Nightjar Caprimulgus manillensis Country endemic
3 sightings at Subic where it flushed quickly from the road 2 times before we found 1 perched on a pole for great looks. Heard Makiling.
Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta
Pygmy Swiftlet Collocalia troglodytes Country endemic
Tabunan, Cebu and Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol.
Philippine Swiftlet Aerodramus mearnsi Country endemic
Seen on all our days at Mt.Kitanglad.
Uniform Swiftlet Aerodramus vanikorensis
Cebu and Bohol.
Purple Needletail Hirundapus celebensis Near-endemic
2 birds seen Subic, then 8 + 1 birds at Makiling
Asian Palm-Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis
Seen at Makiling only.
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
3 birds at Makiling on our last day
Whiskered Treeswift Hemiprocne comata
Sightings at Kitanglad and Subic.
Philippine Trogon Harpactes ardens Country endemic
A pair and a female at Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol and heard Makiling.
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
1 seen Subic and 3 birds Candaba
Indigo-banded Kingfisher Alcedo cyanopectus Country endemic
The botanical garden at Makiling had been closed to visitors for months but we got special permission to enter and this got us brilliant scope views of 1 bird.
Silvery Kingfisher Alcedo argentata Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
Delicate colours on the 'Silvery' make this little gem a good candidate for best Kingfisher in the world! We saw and photographed the same bird at Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol, on 2 dates.
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Few on Bohol, Subic and Makiling.
Rufous-lored Kingfisher Todiramphus winchelli Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
No birds responded at a couple locations with birds around in previous years but Ryan got us to a new stake-out were we got a male for scope views in no time with the female calling nearby.
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
Spotted Wood Kingfisher Actenoides lindsayi Country endemic
Superb scope views of a male at Makiling with more birds heard at various spots along the summit track and brief views of another bird on our last day.
Blue-capped Wood Kingfisher Actenoides hombroni Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
At Mt.Kitanglad, increasingly difficult and now missed by most groups according to Carlito. We were lucky, after some significant effort though, to find a responsive male that gave itself away perched for a minute in the open twice.
Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops viridis
50+ birds in a breeding colony en-route on Mindanao was a nice sight and of course these birds ad plenty colour to any visit in Subic Bay.
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus
Several noted Bohol, Candaba and Makiling.
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
4 birds seen total at Subic Bay.
Luzon Hornbill Penelopides manillae Country endemic
Up to 10 birds daily at Subic and also a few daily on Mt.Makiling.
Samar Hornbill Penelopides samarensis Country endemic
2 birds seen on our first day at Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol with another bird seen next day and plenty more heard in the reserve.
Mindanao Hornbill Penelopides affinis Country endemic
Brief views of 2 birds on arrival at Delmonte lodge, Kitanglad. Heard only for the next 2 days and 1 bird perched in the open for 1 hour! during our last lunch at the lodge.
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
2 birds of the 'red-headed' and endemic 'cebuensis' subspecies seen at Tabunan, Cebu. Heard at Kitanglad and several sightings at Subic and Makiling.
Philippine Woodpecker Dendrocopos maculatus Country endemic
Seen Bohol, Subic and Makiling. Also heard Kitanglad and Tabunan.
White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis
1 seen Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol and up to 3 sightings daily at Subic Bay.
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus
3 endemic subspecies seen; spp. montanus, 1 seen Kitanglad ; spp. rufopunctatus, 2 birds seen Bohol ; spp. haematribon, 3 seen Subic
Sooty Woodpecker Mulleripicus funebris Country endemic
A good 6 birds seen on our second day at Subic and another bird on our last morning.
Visayan Broadbill Eurylaimus samarensis Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
We had brilliant eye-level scope views of a female on our last morning at Rajah Sikatuna NP, this bird was in a group of possibly 5 individuals and it was great to hear and sound-record their calls incl. "bill-snapping"
Azure-breasted Pitta Pitta steerii Vulnerable (VU) Country endemic
Perfect close views of 1 bird at Rajah Sikatuna as it sat eye-level and in the open on a branch. Later the same bird picked up again for scope views sitting still for 20 min. in the understory up a nearby slope. (Steere’s Pitta)
Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida
Heard Bohol, Subic and Makiling.
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
A bird overhead was another nice addition for the Subic site list.
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
Fairly common Bohol, Subic, Makiling.
Striated Swallow Cecropis striolata
Single bird Mindanao, seen Subic and quite a few at Makiling.
Oriental Pipit Anthus rufulus
Mt.Kitanglad, Subic and Makiling.
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
1 bird seen Mt.Makiling
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Rare in Philippines but the runway edges at Manila airport held 2 birds.
Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
Seen daily Kitanglad, once on Bohol and several at Candaba.
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Kitanglad, Bohol and Los Banos.
Bar-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Coracina striata
A few seen Rajah Sikatuna and 10+ birds daily in Subic.
Blackish Cuckoo-shrike Coracina coerulescens Country endemic
Seen on 2 dates at Subic, resp. 3 and 2 birds.
McGregor's Cuckoo-shrike Coracina mcgregori Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
1 + 2 birds seen Kitanglad
Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike Coracina melaschistos
Only 1 confirmed record in Philippines, from 2004!!! We were lucky to find a pair for good scope views along the track to Hill 394, Subic, on 24 Feb. This second ever record for Philippines sent in to Philippines records committee.
Pied Triller Lalage nigra
Kitanglad, Tabunan, Bohol and Subic.
Ashy Minivet Pericrocotus divaricatus
A group of 20+ birds on our last morning at Makiling.
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus
A pair seen Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape, Bohol.
Yellow-wattled Bulbul Pycnonotus urostictus Country endemic
3 brief sightings on Bohol and seen well Makiling, more heard.
Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier
Philippine Bulbul Ixos philippinus Country endemic
Seen on every single day of the tour.
Streak-breasted Bulbul Ixos siquijorensis Endangered (EN) Country endemic
Heard only at Tabunan, Cebu.
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
1 seen Subic Bay
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
Common this year at Kitanglad, up to 40 birds daily.
White-browed Shortwing Brachypteryx montana
A brief sighting at Kitanglad, more heard.
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Seen Bohol and Candaba.
Long-tailed Ground-Warbler Bradypterus caudatus Country endemic
Few birds heard Kitanglad, Stijn and Danny saw a bird cross the trail.
Oriental Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis
1 seen Subic, 3 at Candaba
Rufous-headed Tailorbird Orthotomus heterolaemus Country endemic
Seen on 3 datesMt. Kitanglad.
Philippine Tailorbird Orthotomus castaneiceps Country endemic
Not always easy to get into view but 2 birds performed very well in Subic.
Rufous-fronted Tailorbird Orthotomus frontalis Country endemic
A single, then 2 birds seen Rajah Sikatuna, plenty more heard.
Grey-backed Tailorbird Orthotomus derbianus Country endemic
Heard only Makiling apart from a few glimpses on tape playback response.
Yellow-breasted Tailorbird Orthotomus samarensis Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
A nice confiding male of this Visayas endemic for great views at Rajah Sikatuna, Bohol.
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
Seen twice on Kitanglad and 1 bird Makiling.
Mountain Warbler Phylloscopus trivirgatus
Common on Mt.Kitanglad.
Philippine Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus olivaceus Country endemic
Regular encounters Bohol, 1 bird seen Subic.
Tawny Grassbird Megalurus timoriensis
Several seen Kitanglad, Tabunan and Makiling.
Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris
Chestnut-tailed Jungle-Flycatcher Rhinomyias ruficauda Near-endemic
Rarely seen outside of the Philippines (supposed to be on Borneo) and certainly also uncommon here, we did a good job to find the endemic boholensis race for good looks at Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape. Also called Rufous-tailed Jungle-Flycatcher.
Grey-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta
Fairly common and regularly recorded throughout.
Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki
Not quite regular in Philippines but seemed to have arrived in good numbers on Mt.Kitanglad this winter as we encountered this species twice.
Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra
1 bird heard only Mt.Kitanglad
Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni
2 males and a female seen Mt.Kitanglad
Mountain Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias panayensis Near-endemic
Plenty sightings at Mt.Kitanglad. (Island Flycatcher)
Mangrove Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis rufigastra
2 birds seen Tabunan forest, Cebu.
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
Few seen, Bohol, Subic, Makiling.
White-browed Shama Copsychus luzoniensis Country endemic
Ever elusive and it took some work but we had good looks of 1 perched in the open in the end. Plenty heard at both Subic and Makiling.
Black Shama Copsychus cebuensis Endangered (EN) Country endemic
At least 2 different birds and quite a few appearances at Tabunan forest, Cebu.
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
Kitanglad and Candaba.
Blue Fantail Rhipidura superciliaris Country endemic
3+ sightings at Rajah Sikatuna NP, few more heard.
Black-and-cinnamon Fantail Rhipidura nigrocinnamomea Country endemic
Up to 5 daily at Mt.Kitanglad. Beauty and must rank high on the list of best Fantail.
Fried Pantail Rhipidura javanica
Few seen, Tabunan, Bohol and Candaba.
Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
Sightings at Kitanglad, Tabunan, Subic and Makiling.
Rufous Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone cinnamomea Country endemic
1 bird on our first morning at Makiling followed by another 2 on our second morning. Always a favourite but not so easy to pick up, key is to know the sound.
White-vented Whistler Pachycephala homeyeri Country endemic
Always a good bonus for the list to get at Tabunan forest, Cebu, where we got 3 birds.
Yellow-bellied Whistler Pachycephala philippinensis Country endemic
Couple sightings at Kitanglad and seen daily at Rajah Sikatuna Bohol.
Striated Wren-Babbler Ptilocichla mindanensis Country endemic
1 bird crossed the trail on our first morning at Rajah Sikatuna and 3 birds performed surprisingly well on our last morning along the Tarictic trail.
Black-crowned Babbler Stachyris nigrocapitata Country endemic
Up to 5 seen daily at Rajah Sikatuna.
Brown Tit-Babbler Macronous striaticeps Country endemic
Several sightings at both Kitanglad and Rajah Sikatuna.
Golden-bellied Gerygone Gerygone sulphurea
Two birds seen by the nest at Subic, heard in mangroves on Bohol. (Flyeater)
Elegant Tit Pardaliparus elegans Country endemic
Up to 5+ birds daily at Mt. Kitanglad, seen twice Subic and heard Makiling.
White-fronted Tit Sittiparus semilarvatus Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Always hard to get but we picked up 1 on sound along the Hill 394 track at Subic, which we followed a couple hunderd meters as it travelled through the canopy and eventually gave us a couple views.
Sulphur-billed Nuthatch Sitta oenochlamys Country endemic
A couple sightings daily at Mt.Kitanglad.
Stripe-sided Rhabdornis Rhabdornis mysticalis Country endemic
Fairly common at Subic and also a couple sightings on Mt.Makiling.
Stripe-breasted Rhabdornis Rhabdornis inornatus Country endemic
Pretty scarce and always a highlight, we saw 2 birds on each of both our full days at Kitanglad of which 1 performed very well low in a bush at the Eagle viewpoint.
Plain-throated Sunbird Anthreptes malacensis
Plenty sightings at Mt.Makiling.
Purple-throated Sunbird Leptocoma sperata
Not endemic but always a delight and we got 1 bird of this beautiful species for good looks at Makiling.
Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis
Fairly common and seen on most dates of the trip.
Grey-hooded Sunbird Aethopyga primigenia Country endemic
Quite a few sightings at Mt.Kitanglad.
Mount Apo Sunbird Aethopyga boltoni Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
A pair seen on the high trail at Mt.Kitanglad.
Metallic-winged Sunbird Aethopyga pulcherrima Country endemic
A male at Rajah Sikatuna NP, Bohol.
Handsome Sunbird Aethopyga bella Country endemic
1 seen Mt. Makiling
Eastern Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja
2 birds at Tabunan forest, Cebu
Striped Flowerpecker Dicaeum aeruginosum Country endemic
Several sightings at Makiling, heard Tabunan [Thick-billed Flowerpecker]
Olive-capped Flowerpecker Dicaeum nigrilore Country endemic
5+ daily at Kitanglad
Bicolored Flowerpecker Dicaeum bicolor Country endemic
A nice pair at Loboc Watershed, Bohol and a female at Rajah Sikatuna.
Red-striped Flowerpecker Dicaeum australe Country endemic
Fairly common, lower reaches of Mt.Kitanglad, Tabunan forest, Bohol and Makiling.
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma
1 seen Loboc Watershed reserve, Bohol.
Pygmy Flowerpecker Dicaeum pygmaeum Country endemic
1 bird seen feeding in flowers Subic and daily sightings at Makiling.
Buzzing Flowerpecker Dicaeum hypoleucum Country endemic
Two sightings on Mt. Kitanglad.
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectum
Quite a few birds seen Kitanglad.
Lowland White-eye Zosterops meyeni Near-endemic
2 birds seen Subic and 2 + 1 bird Los Banos campus grounds.
Everett's White-eye Zosterops everetti
Several seen Rajah Sikatuna.
Yellowish White-eye Zosterops nigrorum Country endemic
Not easy to get and a nice bonus for us at Makiling. Our first bird was busy to mob a Chinese Goshawk with 2 more birds seen at the mud springs.
Mountain White-eye Zosterops montanus Near-endemic
Very (extremely!) common at Mt.Kitanglad.
Mindanao White-eye Lophozosterops goodfellowi Country endemic
4 birds total seen on higher reaches of Mt.Kitanglad. Also called Black-masked White-eye.
Cinnamon Ibon Hypocryptadius cinnamomeus Country endemic
Up to 5+ birds seen daily at Kitanglad. These 'very' nice birds not done any justice on the plates in 'A guide to the birds of the Philippines'. But at least they got the name right and beautiful with "Cinnamon Ibon" as a bit of honour to the Philippine language and people won't harm anyone! (Ibon is the Tagalog word for 'bird' while Cinnamon White-eye is used by for example Clements check list.)
White-lored Oriole Oriolus albiloris Country endemic
Very hard to get these days at Subic and missed by most groups I reckon. We did hear 1 distant and a freshly made sound recording did the trick to bring in a brilliant pair for good looks!
Philippine Oriole Oriolus steerii Country endemic
We got good views of 1 bird after some work, this species is commonly heard at Rajah Sikatuna NP but always hard to get a view of as the dense foliage usually blocks most views into the higher canopy.
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Seen Bohol but especially common at Subic.
Philippine Fairy-bluebird Irena cyanogastra Country endemic
Perfect eye-level views and also photographed at Rajah Sikatuna.
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
fairly common and seen at all sites
Mountain Shrike Lanius validirostris Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Not regularly seen by visitors to Kitanglad but we got lucky with 2 birds on the high trail, picked up by sound at first.
Balicassiao Dicrurus balicassius Country endemic
2 birds of the white-bellied 'mirabilis' spp. at Tabunan forest, common (balicassius) at Subic and Makiling.
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus
Sightings at Kitanglad and Rajah Sikatuna. Exceptionally nice sounds from these birds on Bohol.
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus
Slender-billed Crow Corvus enca
Only few, Subic Bay.
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
common at Subic
Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis
Several Tabunan, plenty on Bohol incl. (only) approx. 3000 on the roost at Tabiliran square.
Short-tailed Starling Aplonis minor Near-endemic
Up to at least 10 birds daily Kitanglad.
Apo Myna Basilornis mirandus Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
6+ birds seen and photographed on the high trail, Kitanglad
Coleto Sarcops calvus Country endemic
20+ Loboc Watershed reserve and common at Subic.
Crested Myna Acridotheres cristatellus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Red-eared Parrotfinch Erythrura coloria Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
Always difficult but after having heard and followed the faint calls for a while, Stijn picked up a beautiful male for scope views at Kitanglad.
White-bellied Munia Lonchura leucogastra
A few seen on all dates at Kitanglad. Nice to get as difficult in mainland SE Asia (Thailand...)
Chestnut Munia Lonchura atricapilla
White-cheeked Bullfinch Pyrrhula leucogenis Country endemic
Perfect views of 4 birds that performed throughout while we had lunch on our first full day at Kitanglad.