TONJI AND SYLVIA'S BIRD LIST
This is our online life list, in photographs and videos, of wild birds found in the Philippines. There are about 600 species of birds in the Philippines, and of these 181 are endemic, or found only in the Philippines.
All of the photographs here are of birds in the wild. A few of the photos were taken by digiscoping. We mostly use SLR cameras with telephoto lenses. We constantly update the photos. It is our hope to improve the quality of our photos as well as try to get to photograph as many species as we encounter. We have seen more than 427 birds in the Philippines so far and have photographed 410 species. We go on trips quite often to try to see species that are new to us.
We became birdwatchers in May 2008. Taking pictures of birds started off simply as a means to identify the birds. It did not take long however to get hooked by the fun and challenge of capturing these wonderful birds in photographs and video. We have since gone to many places visiting areas in Batanes, Luzon, Bohol, Cebu, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, the Sulu Sea and Mindanao.
We hope you enjoy looking at our life list and learning more about wild birds and birdwatching in the Philippines. The Philippines is a beautiful country and we're enjoying learning more about it as birdwatchers. We also hope that more people learn to value, appreciate, and care for the birds of the Philippines and their habitat.
Information on bird sizes, classification as to if it is an endemic, resident or migrant, as well as if the bird is rare, uncommon or common was taken from the book A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines. Written by Robert S. Kennedy, Pedro C. Gonzales, Edward C. Dickinson, Hector C. Miranda Jr. and Timothy H. Fisher.
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We are members of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines
We are also members of the Philippine Bird Photography Forum
Sylvia's other blog is Minding the Farm
, about our attempt to turn a farm into a bird sanctuary.