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Birdwatching in the Philippines

Birdwatching in the Philippines. (Photo courtesy Philippines Department of Tourism)

Birdwatching Tours of the Philippines

Birdwatching in the Philippines.

Our Philippines Birding Itineraries

Please note number of days indicated is a guide only, and may change depending on your arrival and departure dates

Calamian islands Resort with Birding Guide

This holiday is based in a Busuanga island resort. There is no minimum stay, and you will have the attention of a local birding guide. Please request.

Birding - South Luzon - 4 Days

Birding - North Luzon - 4 Days

Birding - Palawan - 4 Days

Birding - Davao, Cagayan de Oro, & Mt. Kitanglad - 6 Days

Birding - Bohol & Cebu - 7 Days

Birding - South & North Luzon - 8 Days

Birding - South Luzon & Palawan - 8 Days

Birding - North Luzon & Palawan - 8 Days

Birding - South Luzon, Bohol, & Cebu - 10 Days

Birding - North Luzon, Bohol, & Cebu - 10 Days

Birding - South Luzon, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, & Mt. Kitanglad - 10 Days

Birding - North Luzon, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, & Mt. Kitanglad - 10 Days

Birding - Bohol, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, & Mt. Kitanglad - 11 Days

Birding - South Luzon, North Luzon, & Palawan - 12 Days

Birding - Bohol, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Mt. Kitanglad, & Palawan - 14 Days

Birding - Bohol, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Mt. Kitanglad, Palawan, & North Luzon - 17 Days

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Birdwatching South Luzon, Bohol & Cebu

- 10 Days

Philippines BirdwatchingN.B. This is a Private Bird Watching itinerary, and as such, is flexible, and may be taken at a time to suit you. Local Guides are employed for each section.


Day 1 - Manila

Arrival. Airport Meet & Greet and Transfer to Hotel.

Birds of the PhilippinesDay 2 - Villa Escudero

Pick up Hotel Lobby. Early Morning Start. Travel South of Manila to Villa Escudero. Afternoon Birding.

In Villa Escudero you can see the Common Koel, Philippine and Lesser Coucals, Grassbirds, Philippine Scops Owl, Sunbirds and Flowerpeckers, water birds among others. You can also see the Indigo-banded Kingfisher and if lucky enough see the Spotted-wood Kingfisher. You can also go to nearby places in Villa Escudero for birding like Bangkong Kahoy Valley about 30 minutes drive up from Villa Escudero. Here you can see Blue-headed Fantails, Citrine Canary Flycatcher and if lucky enough the Ashy Ground Thrush a

mongst others.

Overnight at Villa Escudero

Birdwatching, PhilippinesDay 3 - Villa Escudero

Continue Birding at Villa Escudero and Surrounds

Overnight at Villa Escudero

Day 4 - Mt Makiling

Early Morning Start. Travel to Mt. Makiling. Mt. Makiling Birding and Surrounding Campus.

Birding in the PhilippinesMount Makiling is a forest area that hosts a remarkable number of Philippine endemic bird species. Some of the best-looking birds in the Philippines can be found on the flanks of this mountain, that borders the chilled-out university at Makiling.

The campus itself holds some special birds, like the Luzon endemic Spotted Buttonquail. Others include the crazy-looking Scale-feathered and Red-crested Malkohas. Other great looking birds there include the well-named Luzon Bleeding-heart and Ashy Ground-Thrush.

Late Afternoon Return to Manila

Day 5 - Manila to Bohol

Transfer to Airport for Flight to Bolhol

Arrive Tagbilaran. Transfer to Hotel. Lunch. Afternoon Birding at Raja Silatuna Park

Some bird species often found in Rajah Sikatuna National Park are the following: Silvery kingfisher, Rufous-lored kingfisher, Philippine Hawk-Owl, Philippine Frogmouth, Philippine Trogon, Brush Cuckoo, Black-faced Coucal, Philippine Nightjar, Philippine Coucal, Large-billed Crow, Pygmy Swiftlet, Spangled Drongo, Drongo Cuckoo, Nightbirds, Yellow-wattled Bulbul, and Streaked Ground-Babbler.

Day 6 - Bohol - Raja Silatuna Park

Breakfast. Continue Birding at Raja Sikatuna Park

Day 7 - Bohol

Birding, or option of snorkeling at Balicasag Island with whale and dolphin spotting cruise, inclusive of lunch

Day 8 - Cebu

Check out Accommodation. Fast Ferry to Cebu. Transfer to Accommodation. Free Time at Leisure

Day 9 - Olango Island

Bird Watching at Olango Island, Cebu

The Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary has become a major tourist attraction as it is one of the seven best-known flyways in the world for migratory birds. The 920-hectare sanctuary is a haven for birds migrating from Siberia, Northern China, Japan, and other parts of northern Asia during the winter months.

Some species of the migratory birds that stop at the wildlife sanctuary are considered endangered.

Among the migratory birds in the island group are Chinese egrets, Asiatic dowitchers, Eastern curlews, plovers, sandpipers, Black-tailed Godwit, and Red Knot.

Day 10 - Manila

Check out accommodation. Return Flight to Manila.



9 Nights Accommodation

All Meals and Drinks (during meal, non alcoholic)


Domestic Flights & Ferries

All Land Transportation - Private AC Vehicle

Local Guides, Local Tax, Service Charge and Environmental Fee

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