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  H Miller Hong Kong & Luzon, Philippines Anytime in Philippines and with at least a month's notice (then anytime) in HK English, little German, Tagalog (if my wife joins us)
  Hong Kong is not all skyscrapers and bright lights! There is really excellent opportunity to see both migratory and resident species to add to your life list.

My wife and I are strictly amateurs, but won't pass up an opportunity to share our knowledge and hopefully learn from others as well.

We have some basic photography equipment/skills and relatively good knowledge of the hotspots.

We'd be happy to try and accomodate your specific requests or take you out on one of our forays.
La Mesa Eco Park,BK Valley, Subic, Candaba, Infanta/Mai Po, Long Valley,Tai Po Kau

Area Birds:
Philippine has hundreds of endemics, HK is particularly good during migration se

Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photographing all wildlife, Scuba, swimming, beach, hiking, camping, etc.

J Manuel Naga, Bicol Anytime English
J Villareal Naga, Bicol Anytime English
L Uy Batuan, Bohol Anytime English, Tagalog, Visaya
I've been documenting birds and butterflies and their habitat for more than thirty years.
C Caluag Malolos, Bulacan Weekend English
E Paligutan Makati, Cavite Weekend Tagalog/English
Love birdwatching. Hope to join people who share the same interest.
N Arribas Cebu/Olango/Bohol Island/Tabunan Forest Anytime English
D Shaw Benoni, Camiguin Island Anytime Englsih, Visayan, Tagalog, German, French
We are located in the beautiful island of Camiguin, Philippines. We have lodge on the side of Taguines Lagoon which has pairs of sea eagles, and many other species. We keep many birds at the lodge and have a large aviary. We have geese, ducks, turkeys, bamtams, chickens all are roaming around freely.
R Fernandez Kidapawan City, Cotabato Anytime English, Cebuano, Tagalog
Renato (Boying) Fernandez lives on the most southern and second biggest island of the Philipines, Mindanao, an island with very good birding opportunities and many (local) endemics. Renato has almost 30 years of birding experience and has visit many birding sites from Luzon to Mindanao and from Samar to Palawan.
A Viojan Tacloban, Leyte Anytime English
The twin island of Samar and Leyte has good number of endemic bird species.
R Lopez Aborlan, Palawan Weekend English, Filipino
Biology Professor in Western Philippines University; Veterinarian; loves field work Aborlan is 69 kilometers from Puerto Princesa city; found 14 kilometers from the foot of Anaplan range (one of 11 IBA's in Palawan).
M Failana Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Weekend English, Tagalog
I'm a birding hobbiest and member of Bird Watch Philippines Palawan Chapter. Palawan is the last frontier of the Philippines, where Puerto Princesa City Underground River is found, officially one of the new 7 wonders of nature. There are more or less 178 species of bird found in Palawan and more or less 19 species are endemic.
B Estibal Lucena City, Quezon Anytime English

H Pradhan Manila/ Mumbai, Metro Manila Only sunday mornings English, Marathi, Hindi
Black Naped Orioles, Philippine Caucals, Philippine pied fan tail, sun birds, Yellow vented bulbuls, Violet cuckoo , Ospreys Area:
Le Mesa Eco Park, Manila

Area Birds:
Le Mesa Eco park and around manila
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, swimming, beach, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, long walk, packpack, portage, ship, cruise, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, techAttend: concert, ballet, theatre, live music, sports event, convention, competition, Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games,
E Lorenzo Valenzuela, Manila Anytime English<, a little Norsk
Urban birder mostly.. goes birding in the City. A fresh twist to birdwatching an bird photography. Into Bird Photography and a member of the Philippine Bird Photography Forums.

Professional Guides

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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
R Cruz Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Anytime English, some other local dialects
He has been guiding birdwatchers from across the world since he was 25 years old. He is one of the founding members of Birwatch-Palawan Ornithological Society and currently working at Palawan Council for Sustainable Development. Visual and acoustical identification of birds and mammals are his expertise. He is also a zookeeper and a wildlife conservationist

Local Information
Name Description
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Philippines
Local weather Yahoo
Bird check list Printable
Wild Bird Club of the Philippines Club
Haribon Foundation Club
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites