If you spot a flock of black birds with blood-red eyes, don't freak out! They're just Asian glossy starlings (Aplonis panayensis) roosting together for the night.
You'll have no trouble identifying the stork-billed kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) when you see it - its size, bright ocher and blue-green color, and prominent red beak makes it unmistakable.
Ever tried to identify the small, fast-flying birds flitting around the El Nido Resorts properties? If you caught a quick glimpse of a brown face then you're in luck - you just spotted a Pacific swallow!
The rufous night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus) is more often heard rather than seen, but never fear!
The olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis), locally called tamasi, is a common resident of El Nido.
The Palawan leafbird (Chloropsis palawanensis) is a small bird with broad wings and a long tail that's easily recognizable by its green body color and yellow throat.
The white-vented shama, also known as the Palawan shama, can be identified by its all black color with blue gloss except for the lower flank.