6-28 February 2010 (23 days)
Sites to visit: Luzon: 1. Subic Bay to see a good number of endemic forest birds ranging from gorgeous racquet-tails to the strange Coleto. 2. Mount Polis for high-altitude habitats hosting the Luzon Water Redstart among others 3. Palawan to see the Philippine Cockatoo and the Palawan Peacock Pheasant 4. Mt. Makiling for the noisy Spotted Kingfisher Mindanao: 1. Lowland forests of Bislig area where the Steere's Pitta and Short-crested Monarch can be found 2. Mt. Kitanglad for the endangered Bukidnon Woodcock and magnificent Philippine Eagle.
27th February - 21st March 2010 (23 days)
Luzon: 1. Mindoro to see the Spotted Imperial Pigeon, Black-hooded Coucal, Mindoro Boobook (or Mindoro Hawk-Owl), Mindoro Hornbill and Scarlet-collared Flowerpecker. 2. Sierra Madre Mountains for the Flame-breasted and Cream-bellied Fruit-Doves, Luzon Bleeding-heart, the colourful Whiskered Pitta, among others. Visayas: 1. Bacolod to search for the will search the slopes of Mount Canloan for specialities such as Visayan Hornbill, White-winged Cuckoo-shrike, the beautiful Flame-templed Babbler, Negros Striped Babbler, White-vented Whistler and Visayan Flowerpecker. 2. Rajah Sikatuna National Park to seek out the Philippine Frogmouth, the Visayan Wattled Broadbill, Azure-breasted Pitta, Black-crowned Babbler and Yellow-breasted Tailorbird. 3. Cebu to finally see the Black Shama and Cebu Flowerpecker. Mindanao: 1. Zamboaga for the Zamboanga Bulbul and White-eared Tailorbird 2. Mount Apo to search for some elusive montane endemics, including Mindanao Scops Owl, Mindanao Lorikeet and Whiskered Flowerpecker.
A 15-day holiday, based in very comfortable hotels, in search of the endemic and other birdlife of some of the most contrasting islands in the delightful Philippines archipelago; plus an optional ‘Whale Shark’ extension.
From the luxurious to the basic, visitors can choose from a wide variety of the best hotel chains, business hotels, serviced apartments, pension houses, apartels and inns that cater to their desired level of comfort and convenience
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The Philippine Falconet (Microhierax erythrogenys) is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family endemic to the Philippines.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests around Catanduanes, Mindoro, Negros, Bohol, Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Calicoan and Mindanao.
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