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Caylabne Bay Resort, Ternate, Cavite

Caylabne Bay Resort, Ternate, Cavite
8 January 2007
Birders:
Trinket Canlas
Tere Cervero
Adrian Constantino
Mike Lu
Alex Tiongco
Arnold Villano

Report by
Mike Lu
Birdlist by Trinket Canlas

The club was invited by Caylabne Bay Resort Marketing Manager Arnold Villano to guide him around the resort with the intention of developing a birdwatching package for resort clients. This trip turned out to be one of the club's most productive within the resort. From atop the bridge leading to the private villas, we first saw Pacific Swallows, Barred Rails, Pygmy Woodpeckers, Brahminy Kites and a lone Peregrine Falcon. A pair of Pink-necked Green-pigeons led us to the small patch of forest along the mangrove- lined stream where the resident flock of Philippine Ducks can be found. Along the way, we had Colasisi, Red-crested Malkoha, Coleto, Black-naped Monarch among others. The Philippine Ducks were seen at the farthest end of the stream.

Over at the employee housing area, we proudly pointed out a flock of colorful Blue-throated Bee-eaters to the manager along with White- breasted Wood-swallows and the White-throated Kingfisher. Over lunch we tallied our list and found out that we had a total of 46 species. Since luck was on our side with such a record-breaking number of species within the resort, we decided to go back and try to round up the list to 50 species. We were not disappointed as we added 4 more species ... Guaiabero, Island-collared Dove, Emerald Dove and Purple Heron.

Water bird data from this trip will be submitted to the Asian Waterbird Census which starts on January 6.

Bird List:
1. Purple Heron - 1
2. Little Heron - 1
3. Black-crowned Night Heron - 1
4. Philippine Duck - 200+
5. Brahminy Kite - 14
6. Peregrine Falcon - 1 (ernesti)
7. Red Junglefowl - 1 (F)), heard more
8. Barred Rail - 2
9. Common Sandpiper - 1
10. Pink-necked Green Pigeon - 4
11. White-eared Brown Dove - 1
12. Island Collared Dove - 3
13. Common Emerald Dove - 1
14. Zebra Dove - 6
15. Colasisi - 2
16. Guaiabero - 1
17. Philippine HAwk-Cuckoo - 1
18. Red-crested Malkoha - 1
19. Philippine Coucal - 2, heard more
20. Nightjar sp. - 1
21. Glossy Swiftlet - x
22. Pygmy Swiftlet - 2
23. White-throated Kingfisher - 4
24. Collared Kingfisher - 7
25. Blue-throated Bee-eater - 40
26. Coppersmith Barbet - HO
27. Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker - 3
28. Pacific Swallow - common
29. Barn Swallow - 3
30. Pied Triller - 4
31. Yellow-vented Bulbul - common
32. Philippine Bulbul - 10
33. Black-naped Oriole - 10
34. Elegant Tit - 4
35. Stripe-headed Rhabdornis - 8
36. White-browed Shama - HO
37. Blue Rock Thrush - 2 (M&F)
38. Golden-bellied Flyeater - HO
39. Arctic Warbler - 1
40. Grey-backed Tailorbird - HO
41. Grey-streaked Flycatcher - 2
42. Black-naped Monarch - 5 (3M, 2F)
43. White-breasted Wood-swallow - 12+
44. Long-tailed Shrike - 1
45. Brown Shrike - 2
46. Asian Glossy Starling - 7+
47. Coleto - 3
48. Olive-backed Sunbird - 2
49. Lowland White-eye - 5
50. Eurasian Tree Sparrow- 15+ (restaurant area only)
Additional species seen on the Road:
1. Luzon Tarictic Hornbill - 1 (M)
2. Whiskered Treeseift - 3