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Tanza Coastal Wetland

Name of Site: TANZA COASTAL WETLAND
Province: National Capital Region of Manila
Prefecture: Navotas Municipality
Nearest town: Navotas

Count Type: By boat and on foot
Coverage: 75%
Site counted before: No

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Condition of Wetland: Wet

Protection: Unprotected
Treats and Uses: Cutting and conversion of mangroves; Pollution by domestic sewage, solid waste, industrial waste;
Limited hunting; Conversion to fishponds

Time of Count: 08.10 – 10.20 (count offshore) and 13.50-17.30 (coastline)

Participants Name and affiliation: Carl Oliveros and Arne Jensen (Wild Bird Club of the Philippines)
Haydee Diokno and Leah Orcilla (DENR, NCR)

Waterfowl counts and numbers:

1. Great Egret 6
2. Eastern Reef Egret White Phase 1
3. Chinese Egret (in partial summer plumage w plumes but beak winter color) 17
4. Little Egret 11
5. Yellow Bittern 2
6. Unidentified Egrets 11
7. Grey Plover 8
8. Asian Golden-Plover 53
9. Little Ringed-Plover 16
10. Kentish Plover 407
11. Lesser Sand-Plover 187
12. Greenshank 122
13. Common Sandpiper 6
14. Great Knot 1
15. Rufous-necked Stint 299
16. Long-toed Stint 58
17. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 2
18. Curlew Sandpiper 157
19. Unidentified Shorebirds 440
20. Black-headed Gull 120
21. Little Tern 1
22. Whiskered Tern 2,128
23. White-winged Tern 1

Additional species
1. Peregrine Falcon 1
2. White-collared Kingfisher 12

 

 

Related Links:
Asian Waterbird Census 2004 | Barangay Baluarte, Bulacan | Cavite City Bay and Fishponds of Sta. Cruz
Coastal Road Lagoons | Noveleta Saltpans and Fishponds | Tanza Coastal Wetland