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Candaba Bird Sanctuary, Pampanga, PH

ASIAN WATERBIRD CENSUS

SITE/LOCALITY:
Candaba Bird Sanctuary, Pampanga, PH

Jan 14, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 kilometer(s)
Comments: Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) - counted at areas near Mayor's house and at the secret ponds. Participated by WBCP (Bob Natural, Maia Tanedo, Jasmin Meren, George Inocencio, Manette Inocencio, Patty Adversario, Art Melicor, Riza Melicor, Nancy Dimayacyac, Brian Ellis, Linda Gocon, Gayatri Hasan, Cecille Morella ), DENR-PENRO Pampanga and DENR Region III (Jenny Raissa Lico, Edwin Pamintuan, Danilo Araneta, Cecilia Arquilita, Mark Vincent Malama, Ian Dela Cruz, Maricca Suba, Noel Corsiga, Marvin, Princess), and volunteers (Don Geoff Tabaranza and Hiroto Aihara)
37 species (+4 other taxa)


Flock of Wandering Whistling Ducks take to the skies


The main pond is overgrown with vegetation and provides little surface water for the ducks

Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata) 106
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) 1 female
Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) 21
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 54
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 11
Garganey (Anas querquedula) 2595
Eurasian/Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 3
duck sp. (Anatinae sp.) 200 In flight. Disturbed by harriers. Composed of Wandering Whistling Ducks, Philippine Ducks, Northern Pintails, Northern Shovelers and Garganeys.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 5
Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus) 8
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) 157
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) 465
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 17
Intermediate Egret (Mesophoyx intermedia) 113
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) 334
Eastern Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis coromandus) 194
white egret sp. (Egretta/Bubulcus sp.) 1011 Egrets congregation at the "secret ponds" and at mayor's house.
Javan Pond Heron (Ardeola speciosa) 1 No photo. Sighted by Irene Dy and Erickson Tabayag
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 244
Eastern Marsh Harrier (Circus spilonotus) 4
Pied Harrier (Circus melanoleucos) 1
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) 8
Barred Rail (Gallirallus torquatus) 27
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) 17
White-browed Crake (Amaurornis cinerea) 36
rail/crake sp. (Rallidae sp. (rail/crake sp.)) 6
Philippine Swamphen (Porphyrio pulverulentus) 12
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) 17
Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) 6
Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) 24
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) 74
Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) 23 juveniles
Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta) 16
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 10
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) 2
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) 91
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 309
tern sp. (Sterninae sp.) 95
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) 15
Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33711406

 

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