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Candaba Marsh, Pampanga

Candaba Marsh, Pampanga
January 18, 2009

Bgy. Simang & Bgy. Paralaya

Birders: Trinket Canlas, Adri Constantino, Carmela Espanola, Linda Gocon, Jhoel Jorda, Mike Lu, Jun Osano, Alain del Pascua, Felix Servita, Gerry de Villa, Jenny de Villa, Jon Villasper

DENR Region 6 representatives

Candaba Marsh Pampanga
The Black-faced Spoonbill, a rare migrant, was seen
at Candaba Marsh for the first time at the census.
Photographer: Rey Sta. Ana

Waterfowl Counts:

Grebes
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis – 3

Herons & Egrets
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis – 62
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus – 6
Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis – 1
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax – 872
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis – 110
Little Egret Egretta garzetta - 170
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia – 8
Great Egret Egretta alba – 412
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea – 214
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea – 533
Unidentified egrets – 4379

Ibises & Spoonbills
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor – 1

Geese & Ducks
Common (Green-winged) Teal Anas crecca – 7
Philippine Duck Anas luzonica – 389
Northern Pintail Anas acuta – 8
Garganey Anas querquedula – 1331
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata – 11
Tufted Duck Anas fuligula – 6

Rails, Gallinules & Coots
Banded Rail Rallus philippensis – 5
Barred Rail Rallus torquatus – 10
White-browed Crake Porzana cinereus – 48
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus – 9
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus – 51
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio – 20
Common Coot Fulica atra – 3

Finfoot & Jacanas
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirugrus – 13

Shorebirds – Waders
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus – 315
Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta – 1
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva – 35
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius – 16
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus – 5
Greenshank Tringa nebularia – 30
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola – 3
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos – 4
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura – 1
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficolis – 1
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta – 2
Unidentified shorebirds – 7

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus – 3194
Unidentified terns – 352

Additonal species
Eastern Marsh Harrier Circus spilonotus – 1
Oriental Hobby Falco servus – 1
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis - 36

Total count 12,613 birds