Our 10-day Philippines Highlights birding tour is a far shorter version of our Endangered Endemics trip, and covers only the very best birding sites for those with less time to spend in the field, but still wishing for a fantastic overview of the region’s special species. Sites visited include St Paul’s National Park on Palawan, Mt Makiling, Mt Polis and Subic Bay with targets including the resplendent Palawan Peacock-Pheasant, Philippine Megapode, Philippine Serpent Eagle, Palawan Frogmouth, Luzon Hawk-Owl, Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo, Scale-feathered and Red-crested Malkoha, Spotted Wood Kingfisher, Blue-headed Racket-tail, Coleto, Balicassiao, Red-keeled Flowerpecker and Guaiabero.
Philippine Serpent Eagle, Palawan Frogmouth, Luzon Hawk-Owl, Luzon Scops Owl, Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo, Scale-feathered & Red-crested Malkohas, Spotted Wood Kingfisher, Hooded & Philippine Pitta, Philippine Megapode, Palawan Peacock-Pheasant, Blue-headed, Green & Montane Racket-tails, Palawan Hornbill, Ashy Thrush, Sooty & Philippine Pygmy Woodpeckers, Coleto, Balicassiao, Elegant & Palawan Tits, Sulphur-billed Nuthatch, Palawan, Red-keeled & Striped Flowerpeckers, Guaiabero, Whiskered Pitta, Flame-breasted Fruit Dove, Philippine Fairy Bluebird, Amethyst Brown Dove, Rabor’s Wren-Babbler, Blue-headed Fantail, Philippine Eagle-Owl, Rufous Hornbill.
lowland and montane rainforest, woodlands, rivers and wetlands, mudflats
hot and humid, rain expected
moderate to brisk pace, some long walks on forest trails
St Paul’s underground river, fast disappearing forests
What our clients say about tours to The Philippines
I participated in the Jan-Feb [private] tour to the Philippines guided by Rich Lindie…. I have to say that Rich’s … indefatigable attempts to make our trip a success was exemplary in every way. His birding skills are definitely well above the norm in birding companies I am familiar with (including some very elite companies.) Rich is also enthusiastic, energetic, fun loving, patient and always in full control of his clients. In short, he is in the elite echelons of the guiding profession and should be considered a valuable asset to your organization. It is my intent to single out trips guided by him for my travel considerations.
We saw some good birds and are happy about that. Erik Forsyth is an excellent guide and companion. We would certainly travel with him again. He was most helpful for those of us whose eyes are not as sharp as they once were. Erik managed the group well and group dynamics were excellent. Local guides,…
It was amazing that the guides could make the tour so enjoyable despite having rain 8 days out of 10! Guides were excellent. Erik Forsyth was very knowledgeable and personable.
The guides were knowledgeable, energetic, and very personable. I would go with Erik Forsyth anytime, anywhere. He made sure we were comfortable, well fed, and saw the birds, not an easy feat with the constant rainy conditions. I also appreciated his sense of humour. Yes, I would go with Rockjumper again, and I am planning…
Although we had plenty of rain the trip turned out to be very rewarding. Erik Forsyth did an excellent job in trying to accommodate my strange request for knowledge on the vegetation of the Philippines. Although both Mark and he had no idea on how to respond to this request, they were able to get…