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Balanga City, Bataan

Asian Waterbird Census

Brgys. Tortugas, Puerto Rivas, Sibacan
Balanga City, Bataan

6:30 am – 11:30 am

WBCP Birders: Trinket Canlas, Tere Cervero, Adri Constantino, Carmela Espanola, Mike Lu, Ixi Mapua, Jun Osano, Alain del Pascua, Joey Soriano, Arnel Telesforo, Alex Tiongco
6 representatives from the DENR Region 3

Waterfowl Counts:

Grebes
Little Grebe Tachybaptus rufficollis – 10

Herons & Egrets
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis – 15
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus – 6
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax – 74
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis – 150
Striated Heron Butorides striatus - 9
Little Egret Egretta garzetta – 1852
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia – 180
Great Egret Egretta alba- 517
Purple Heron Aredea purpurea – 2
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea – 1
Unidentified herons and egrets – 1000

Rails, Gallinules & Coots
Barred Rail Gallirallus torquatus – 11
White-browed Crake Porzana cinerea – 3
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus - 1
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus – 21

Shorebirds - Waders
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva – 318
Little Ringed Plover Charidrius dubius – 70
Kentish Plover Charidrius alexandrinus – 1005
Mongolian Plover Chardrius mongolus – 134
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultia – 189
Common Redshank Tringa totanus – 77
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis – 659
Greenshank Tringa nebularia – 132
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola – 7
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos – 9
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis – 2390
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea – 11
Unidentified shorebirds – 14

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus – 93
Whiskered Tern Childonias hybridus – 6177
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus – 47


Additional species
Brahminy Kite – 4
Peregrine Falcon – 1
Eurasian Kestrel – 1
Common Kingfisher – 14
Collared Kingfisher – 42

Total – 15,251