While there are birds that are flightless, spending all their lives on land, most others will be perched in places inaccessible to many predators.
The Philippines is one of those remarkable playgrounds of speciation. Its high rate of both endemicity and biodiversity can be traced partly to its unique biogeographic history.
Most kids our age think birds are boring (and we were culprits), but after bird watching, we realised how truly interesting the animals are!
On the night of February 29, 2016, it was reported to us by one of Pangulasian Island Resort's marine sports guides Ryan that he had spotted an injured owl.
When I started working as an Environmental Officer (EO), I have had no first-hand experience in wildlife conservation. I also did not have a formal background in Biology, so you can just imagine how excited and at the same time scared I was with the idea of taking care of a seabird.
If you find a struggling wild animal, would you take care of it? Would you feed and raise it like you would a pet dog?
In all my years of doing environment work, I never thought I would have the chance to take care of a baby Palawan Hornbill (Anthracoceros marchei).
The eastern reef egret (Egretta sacra) sometimes comes off as the bird that can't make up its mind. Not content with being one color, this bird comes in three shades - blue-gray, white, and a mottled somewhere-in-between.