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Bani, Pangasinan - January 20, 2013

Bani AWC total count: 10,225 

Bangrin Mangrove Sanctuary/Apurao Fishponds
Brgy San Miguel/Brgy Apurao
Bani, Pangasinan

January 20,2013

The WBCP team who did the AWC at Bani, Pangasinan was composed of Juan Mesquida, Alex Tiongco, Tere Cervero, Adrian Constantino and Trinket Constantino.  We were hosted by Mayor Cel Navarro (who unfortunately was in Metro Manila at the time and could not meet up with us) and assisted by DENR representative William Raboy and MAO Bing Gloria.  It was the second year in a row that WBCP participated in the Bani AWC.  This year we surveyed 3 sites: the Bangrin Mangrove Sanctuary and Apurao fishponds which were adjacent to each other, and a 3-year old dam in Brgy Calabeng which hosted several ducks.

Highlights include 19 Black-tailed Godwits and  2 Gadwalls.  Total waterbird count for all three sites was 10,225.

On non-waterbird matters: we still sighted 19 osprey at the mangrove/fishponds area and enjoyed watching them dive for bangus.

Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis      2
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus    1
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax    85                   
Little Heron     (Striated Heron) Butorides striata         9
Egret sp. Egretta sp.     8367    estimated percentages: Great>40%, Intermediate<10%, Little>50%                 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 6
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea       55                   
Philippine Duck Anas luzonica 503                 
Banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis    2                     
Barred Rail Gallirallus torquatus        3                     
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus    1
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus    12
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva   8
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola         33                   
Little Ringed-Plover Charadrius dubius           30                   
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus         61                   
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa     19
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus            3                     
Common Redshank Tringa totanus     157                 
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis     26
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia           128                 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola        9                     
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos            31                   
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta     50                   
Wader/ Shorebird sp. Charadriidae/ Scolopacidae sp.            24                   
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus   346                 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis        3                     
Collared Kingfisher Todirhamphus chloris       25
Osprey Pandion haliaetus       19                   
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus 1                     
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus      1                     

MASIDEM SRIP (Small reservoir Irrigation Project)
Brgy Calabeng, Bani,    Pangasinan
January 20, 2013

We decided to check on a 3 year old dam on the Sanguey river built by NIA because of reports of wild duck regularly seen

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis      2
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope           3, two male & 1 female
Gadwall Anas strepera  2, both female  
Philippine Duck Anas luzonica   209                 
Northern Pintail Anas acuta       13                   
Garganey Anas querquedula     2
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata          1                     
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula      2, both female in eclipse phase