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Bohol is a favourite bird-watcher's destination in the Philippines. Famous of course is Olango Island, between Mactan Island and Bohol, and part of the province of Cebu, but also Bohol itself has much to offer in the shape of the Rajah Sikatuna National Park.

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Leo Udtohan wrote:
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 12:30:59 PHT
Just an update: i went there april 27, 2011, rajah sikatuna or magsaysay camp is abandoned by the government. the government tried to revive it in 2009...
Glean wrote:
Thursday, 19 August 2010 11:57:29 PHT
My sister molly and her family Japs. Yoshihiko, Akane, Yuko, and ryota (the most noty kid a friend of mine thou he is my nephew) are in Choco Hills today they r being accompanied by my ex. sem. buddy arnold, i hope they enjoy the 3 days vacation..pagkatapos nito balik ulit sila ng cavite for the boys naman hehehe
Stijn De Win wrote:
Thursday, 8 July 2010 21:21:37 PHT
Older posts here mention 'no trail map available' Glad to announce an up to date birding and trail map is now available on Birding2asia. Check it out and enjoy. Birding Bohol info page incl. trail map.

Thanks for the info and interesting link... Jeroen

pazaway wrote:
Sunday, 9 May 2010 05:49:05 PHT
Hello! Share k lng...I am a Pigeon Fancier....Nag aalaga ako ng Racing Pigeons tska Fancy Pigeons...Ask ko kung meron ba d2 sa bohol na katulad ko....? parang ako lng kc nag aalaga d2 eh frm Tagbilaran City...Cogon District...Hope mag comment ung meron alam or ung katulad ko ng hobby comment ka lng d2 kc ako makasama na nag aalaga d2 sa bohol..hehehe! marami sa plaza tska sa pier na kalapati kaso mga native ehehehe...tska walang nag aalaga nun ....salamat! Comment lng!! Tnx! ! !
Jonty wrote:
Tuesday, 2 February 2010 15:41:20 PHT
Hi just arrived in Alona beach, looking for trails into jungle to hope to see all Bohols wildlife reptiles mammals birds can you offer any advice thank you
Lemuel P. wrote:
Thursday, 2 October 2008 13:38:37 PHT
was in sikatuna national park a few years ago. the place is in a bad shape despite/inspite national and local government's effort to promote bohol as an ecotourism destination. but i was glad to see monkey's in the wild and not in cages. the dimodlaw (bird with yellow feathers) was a great find too though ive seen them in my hometown valencia. but the most exciting part of the trip was seeing some high school students rumbled with the alpha macaque over some chips they brought in...
Lemuel P. wrote:
Tuesday, 30 September 2008 14:06:57 PHT
I was in Sikatuna national park a few years ago. the place is in a bad shape despite/inspite of national and local government's effort to promote Bohol as an ecotourism destination. but i was glad to see monkey's in the wild and not in cages. the dimodlaw (bird with yellow feathers) was a great find too though I've seen them in my hometown Valencia. but the most exciting part of the trip was seeing some high school students rumbled with the alpha macaque over some chips they brought in...
Henson Sacay wrote:
Friday, 9 May 2008 16:59:55 PHT
I had been there this may 8, 2008 just yesterday. you can only saw those birds if you only have to find, what you will have to do is to have trek in the mountain inorder for you to see those birds or any other species of birds not juz birds but any other species like the flying lemur, wild pig, monkeys that live in the place freely as well as a different species of snakes. but this place need to be improve because they don't have a map for the trail or the said area for the trekkers although there is a guide and an orientation before you can trek.
Elvin Sansona wrote:
Sunday, 30 December 2007 16:01:28 PHT
Try also Candijay Mangrove Adventure Tour where they offer bird watching. Many species of birds both resident and migratory excite you.
Ichthusknex wrote:
Thursday, 18 October 2007 08:39:38 PHT
This is exciting! thanks for having a page for RSNP. i will be doing a 3-day birding on january. anyone who'd like to join is welcome. just shoot me an email. I read some of the comments here. Quite a number are interested in knowing how to do bird watching. i am not yet a member of the wild bird club of the philippines, but would be on november. the group was able to sponsor a national bird fest at waterfront hotel here in cebu and was hugely a success. with visitors from uk, us, taiwan, singapore, malaysia, thailand, so. korea, etc. i hope this page could would encourage many to help preserve God's paradise in bohol.
Boy R. Realista wrote:
Tuesday, 16 October 2007 12:41:32 PHT
Nakasuroy ako diha sa Magsaysay ug Logarita Parks adtong panahon sa bivuoac sa DWCT ug UB ROTC units . Nangaligo kami sa swimming pool didto sa Camp Magsaysay. Usa sa among nakauban adtong panahona mao si Charlie Holganza nga karon usa na ka Heneral sa AFP.
Sharmaine wrote:
Wednesday, 16 May 2007 11:15:19 PHT
I've been to Sikatuna park, when we went there, the place is in a sorry state. there were no birds at all. only monkeys were left. the butterfly sanctuary is not there. the place really needs help..
Cris C wrote:
Friday, 13 April 2007 13:22:48 PHT
Your Comment Wow guys! I am from Bohol but never been to that place though I heard much about it, and never seen those birds too. I will make sure I mark that down on my notebook.
Windell wrote:
Saturday, 7 April 2007 01:27:02 PHT
I was there before during 70's & 80's. Nindot na diay diha suroyan. pwede makastay whole night diha sa park ug tagpila sad ang charge per head? Unsa oras ang mas maayo isuroy diha sa Park? thanks Nindot kaayo na diha sa una three times kami nagcamping diha nga lugar ug grabe katugnaw ang tubig sa Logarita ug sa Magasaysay Park. Karon ug mauli ko mosuroy mi diha sa lugar ninyo. Inshala!!!!
Nur wrote:
Friday, 16 February 2007 13:41:31 PHT
The people of Bohol are nature lover. Moreover they are not just nature lover but in serenity to gifts of God that being lay down to them. This manifestation is quite clear in their religiosity. Thus, as lover for nature they are also peacemakers since they are linked to the spiritual dimension of lifestyle because they are religious...
Mike D. Ladesma wrote:
Monday, 25 December 2006 15:03:35 PHT
I might have a vacation this summer I'm from G-Hernandez town and i'm interested to go to this place Rahaj Sikatuna Park, Does it cost so much additional budget? Whats the best time for bird watching? Thanks!
Elsa wrote:
Friday, 16 June 2006 14:52:39 PHT
During my College Days in the School of Bilar i have gone here 2 times in Logarita Swimming with my Co-majors in Crop Protection (Entomology) which was headed by my teacher Mr. Travero. We used also to catch some different species of Butterflies as our experiment in the class and we pass by also in Magsaysay Park but before that was not yet develop. About this Rajah Sikatuna National Park i have not heared this before this is quiet new to me. This park is private? the owner is also a Filipino? In what year that this National Park has been develop? When we get inside the park this all birds which was written here can be seen them really in this park? and they lived here free not inside the cage for example. Where all this birds can also be found anywhere in the Philippines. I think we go visit here one time, next month is our Holiday in Bohol with my Family we give extra time only to look here this is very interested. Pls. anticipating your immediate information regarding this matter Jeroen. Regards from Family Keller.
Dan Jones wrote:
Friday, 5 May 2006 09:44:23 PHT
Raja Skiatuna is great. I've been there three times and have seen some really cool birds including Steer's Pitta, Visayan Wattled-Broadbill and Silvery and Rufous-lored Kingfishers. A great place to stay is at Nuts Huts on the Loboc River just upstream from Loboc. Great birds there too.
Michele wrote:
Thursday, 15 December 2005 23:05:07 PHT
The NFEFI-BCC acquired 6 (3 males and 3 females) Philippine Eagle -Owls last November 2002 via breeding loan from Avilon Montalban Zoological Park (Rizal) through the Philippine Owls Conservation Program (POCP). more
Jenny wrote:
Saturday, 29 October 2005 21:06:09 PHT
I am a nature lover, and thru ur website.. I guess u are in abundance of wild life and beautiful sceneries.. my american husband considered Bohol as the place to settle when we get back home to the Philippines.. I just hope that all nature's wealth will be preserved by everyone, good luck and more power..
Crestine wrote:
Wednesday, 27 July 2005 14:29:01 PHT
Hi... sir/madamme.... i am 4th year students somepart of mindanao.... i would like to know what are the different methods used by the researcher commonly used in data gathering of inventory of birds.. can u email it to mew if theres any info u can give?????
Emma wrote:
Wednesday, 13 April 2005 06:40:56 PHT
I thought this was going to give more information on the birds such as the philippine eagle-owl, but it did not. please e-mail me with some information, i need it desperatley
Anna wrote:
Friday, 4 March 2005 16:19:30 PHT
Mas maganda sana kung may mga pictures din kyong nilalagay!!!!!!!
J. M. Torres wrote:
Monday, 28 February 2005 10:08:15 PHT
Hi. i'm presently enrolled at university of the Philippines Los Baños, laguna. and i'm taking up bs forestry. i would like more facts about it. and if ever there's an oppotunity for a job. i would love to go to other place for the summer to see the birds.
Francisco L. Guererro wrote:
Thursday, 27 January 2005 11:37:18 PHT
Dear Sir Madam, we appreciate ur dedication in preserving the lives of our endemic as well as the important visitors in our countries such as the migratory birds,as part of my continuing studies of birds not just because its part of my course but i do love birds than any other animals,will you please post or send me the list of the present migratory and endemic birds with their complete data, be joining the KAAKBAY sa Kalikasan tour on this coming week and i hope by then i have some data that i could be use in my birdwatching..thanks and god speed!PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, SAVE THE BIRDS!
Lance Katigbak wrote:
Saturday, 6 November 2004 10:42:22 PHT
Can anyone give me info on Endangered Animals? It's really important. Please email any info to Thanks!!! Lance-
Maria L. Detrick. wrote:
Friday, 22 October 2004 09:53:37 PHT
I just got back here in the USA after a 2 week stay in the Philippines. This was my first trip back after 38 years. I could be mistaken but it was very noticeable to me and my companions that there were less birds visible around the countryside that we visited outside the confines of Manila. All the way to the northern parts of Nueva Vizcaya, we only saw a few white birds in the ricefields. We were informed that they were migratory birds. There were hardly any of the usual mayas and pipits that I remember in abundance, flying everywhere and clinging to trees and electric wires. Where have all the native birds gone?
Ned wrote:
Friday, 8 October 2004 13:52:53 PHT
Please have a look at the website of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines at: This website contains information, bird lists, site data and images of Philippine birds, as well as a trip report section updated on a regular basis.
Merben Natividad wrote:
Thursday, 16 September 2004 17:10:44 PHT
Please give me more information about birdwatching places in the Philippines and how to get there and the accomodations and contacts.
kristoffer riosa wrote:
Sunday, 12 September 2004 20:16:40 PHT
am kris Riosa from the Parañaque City Hall, pls. feature the City's newly found sanctuary here in coastal area. The said program is in line with the governent's program to promote tourism. Thanks you can reply at my e-mail add at Thanks
Junex wrote:
Thursday, 12 August 2004 11:03:16 PHT
Dear Jeroen Hellingman, Good Day to you..!!! I am an animal lover and birds is one of my personal favorites. I suggest to please place a Photos of all the birds that appeared in your list beacuse I've never seen some of the birds that rarely exist specially those endangered. I am very much thankful if you can do so as I cannot afford to buy a book. I hope I can be one of the member of the conservation team someday. Thanks and best regards. Junex
Lou King Corciega wrote:
Sunday, 9 June 2002 08:14:40 PHT
I am interested to buy these two books on Philippine birds mentioned in your article "Bird Watching". Where can I order or find them? Your help is much appreciated.

To help you and other readers with this, we've entered the Associates Program of, so that you can easily find out where to order the books. -- Jeroen.

Phillip wrote:
Tuesday, 21 May 2002 11:40:19 PHT
Always an interesting subject. Do have relatives in Cangawa and hope to visit again at Christmas. Looking forward very much to the beautiful Island of Bohol.

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