PinoyMountaineer Birder’s List

To further my appreciation of the forests and the fauna that I encounter along the trail and as an end in itself, I have begun taking up birding in 2012. I would like to thank my friends Paula Peralejo and Charlie Fernandez for introducing me to this fascinating hobby. The mountains feel more alive to me now that I am aware of the presence of the birds, yet, in seeking and sensing these birds, I realize all the more how fragile the forest ecosystem is, and how important it is to practice responsible outdoor recreation. 

The following list tabulates all the birds that I have spotted with a fair degree of confidence in identification. My purpose for posting this is twofold: first, for myself, to keep track of my lifers; and second, it may also be of use to birders since I am reporting birds that I have spotted mainly in the mountains that I have climbed.


Disclaimer: As a novice in this hobby, I may be mistaken in the identification and nomenclature of these birds. If you think this is the case, your inputs are most welcome. 

LIST OF BIRDS SPOTTED 

1. Mountain white-eye – Mt. Ugo, March 2012 (Mt. Maagnaw, Oct. 2012)
2. Black-naped oriole – Mt. Tagapo, March 2012
3. Brahminy kite – Mt. Hibok-Hibok, May 2012
4. Barn swallow – Mt. Talamitam, May 2012
5. Philippine cuckoo dove – Mt. Bulusan, June 2012
6. Spotted wood-kingfisher – Mt. Bulusan, June 2012
7. Osprey – La Mesa Eco-Park, October 2012 (Mt. Lobo, Nov 2012)
8. Ashy ground-thrush – La Mesa Eco-Park, October 2012
9. Rufous night-heron – La Mesa Eco-Park, October 2012
10. Little egret – La Mesa Eco-Park, October 2012
11. Barred rail – La Mesa Eco-Park, October 2012
12. Pied fantail – La Mesa Eco-Park, October 2012
13. Little heron – La Mesa Eco-Park, October 2012
14. Common sandpiper – La Mesa Eco-Park, October 2012
15. Zebra dove – La Mesa Eco-Park, October 2012
16. White-breasted water hen – La Mesa Eco-Park, October 2012
17. Brown Shrike – La Mesa Eco-Park, October 2012
18. Olive-backed sunbird – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, October 2012
19. Lowland white eye – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, October 2012
20. Stripe-headed rhabdornis – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, October 2012
21. Yellow-vented bulbul – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, October 2012
22. Pied triller – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, October 2012
23. Ashy minivet – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, October 2012
24. White-collared kingfisher – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, October 2012
25. White-throated kingfisher – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, October 2012
26. Cattle egret – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, October 2012
27. Apo sunbird – Mt. Maagnaw/Kitanglad Range, October 2012
28. Cinnamon ibon – Mt. Maagnaw/Kitanglad Range, October 2012
29. Philippine fairy bluebird – Mt. Maagnaw/Kitanglad Range, October 2012
30. Mountain leaf warbler – Mt. Maagnaw/Kitanglad Range, October 2012
31. Mountain shrike – Mt. Maagnaw/Kitanglad Range, October 2012
32. Elegant tit – Mt. Maagnaw/Kitanglad Range, October 2012
33. Sulfur-billed nuthatch – Mt. Maagnaw/Kitanglad Range, October 2012
34. Colasisi – Mt. Maagnaw/Kitanglad Range, October 2012
35. Bar-bellied cuckoo-shrike – Mt. Maagnaw/Kitanglad Range, October 2012
36. Mountain tailorbird – Mt. Maagnaw/Kitanglad Range, October 2012
37. Mountain verditer-flycatcher – Mt. Maagnaw/Kitanglad Range, October 2012
38, Striated grassbird – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
39. Balicassiao – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
40. Coppersmith barbet – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
41. White-bellied munya – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
42. Scaly-breasted munya – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
43. Long-tailed shrike – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
44. Gray wagtail – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
45. Richard’s pipit – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
46. White-breasted wood-swallow – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
47. Red-keeled flowerpecker – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
48. Red-crested malkoha –  – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
49. Golden-bellied flyeater – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
50. Eurasian tree sparrow – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
51. Blue-breasted quail – Mt. Makiling/Los Banos, November 2012
52. White-browed brown dove – Mt. Lobo, Batangas, November 2012
53. Large billed crow, Mt. Lobo, Batangas, November 2012

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2 Comments on "PinoyMountaineer Birder’s List"


Guest
5 years 11 months ago

You should upload an album of these birds spotted. :)

Guest
5 years 11 months ago

there are really lost of fauna (animals right?) in Makiling. This proves that the authority have been successfully conserving this mountain.

And have you seen quails in Mt Tagapo? I just saw a family of them walking on a burned area of bamboos