Short-crested Monarch [HD]

Two of the most sought-after birds on any birding trip to the Philippines are our two endemic monarchs,… [more]

Short-crested Monarch [HD] Short-crested Monarch [HD]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

from your friends at Birding Adventure Philippines!… [more]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Rufous-fronted Tailorbird [HD]

The Philippines is one of the countries in the world with very high biodiversity when it comes to tailorbirds.… [more]

Rufous-fronted Tailorbird [HD] Rufous-fronted Tailorbird [HD]

Flaming Sunbirds [HD]

Check out the feather details on these Flaming Sunbirds, Aethopyga flagrans digiscoped in Balinsasayao-Danao… [more]

Flaming Sunbirds [HD] Flaming Sunbirds [HD]

Green Racquet-tail feeding its young

Here is a video of a Green Racquet-tail feeding its young in the lowland forests of Subic in Zambales,… [more]

Green Racquet-tail feeding its young Green Racquet-tail feeding its young

Philippine (Negros) Scops Owl

This is one of the Philippines' smallest scops owl: the nigrorum race of the Philippine Scops Owl, Otus… [more]

Philippine (Negros) Scops Owl Philippine (Negros) Scops Owl

A feeding Mindanao Montane Racquet-tail [HD]

This is a Mindanao Montane Racquet-tail (Prioniturus montanus waterstradti) digiscoped feeding in the… [more]

A feeding Mindanao Montane Racquet-tail [HD] A feeding Mindanao Montane Racquet-tail [HD]

A troupe of Rufous Coucals [HD]

Described in the Philippine field guide as an uncommon skulker, the Rufous Coucal is a Luzon-only endemic… [more]

A troupe of Rufous Coucals [HD] A troupe of Rufous Coucals [HD]

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Welcome to Birding Adventure Philippines!
Please click on the “News Reel” above to know what’s up and about at or visit our blog here for the latest birding news from the field, new pictures and videos of Philippine birds uploaded in our galleries or just about everything that’s happening at our website. Interested in birding in the Philippines? Click here to contact us!


  • Superb Mindanao Wattled Broadbill digiscoped from of our birding tours last January in PICOP, Surigao, Eastern Mindanao!
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year birders!!!
  • Trip report from our Singaporean birders from their April 2011 trip to the Philippines. Click here for the report!
  • One of the 19 endemic doves/pigeons from the Philippines: Amethyst Brown-Dove.
  • Amazing video of a Mt. Kitanglad Range regular: Philippine Frogmouth. Check it out here.
  • The strikingly colourful Philippine Trogon in HD! Click here to view it now.
  • The 7th Philippine Bird Festival is fast approaching! If you’re still not decided on going, check out this video of the stunning Flame-templed Babbler, one of the birds you may encounter in Negros
  • Digiscoping small and skittish birds: Check out this calling Rufous-headed Tailorbird from Mt. Kitanglad, Mindanao, White-cheeked Bullfinch from Mt. Polis, and this Handsome Sunbird from PICOP.
  • Ever wonder how mistletoe is dispersed? Check out the connection between Mistletoe and birds in a three part series here and here.
  • New videos: Hear a Melodious Babbler calling from the forests of Puerto Princesa, Palawan; An adult and immature Mountain Shrike from Mt. Polis
  • New video posted: A stunning Celestial Monarch videoed in the forests of PICOP, Surigao del Sur. Check out the short (but sweet) video here
  • Have you ever heard a Philippine Hawk-Owl calling? Check out the call and the video here
  • New video posted: A pair of Red-eared Parrotfinches from Mt. Kitanglad, Bukidnon, Philippines. These maybe the first videos of a female individual in the wild. You can also hear its call around 1:00 in the video.
  • New video posted: Check out the stunning Luzon Water Redstart clips from Mt. Polis here.


With 7,107 islands and 600+ bird species to choose from, the Philippines is one of the best birding destinations in the world! Several species of hornbills, numerous kinds of parrots and woodpeckers, the endemic family of rhabdornises and many other beautiful and unique birds await you. Come and birdwatch in the Philippines with Birding Adventure Philippines and get the chance to see the Great Philippine Eagle.

Birding Adventure Philippines is headed by Nicky Icarangal, the premier Filipino bird guide with extensive experience in leading tours in the Philippines. With him are the more experienced tour guide members of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP). Birding Adventure Philippines takes pride in its extensive knowledge of the local birding sites and bird species which is second to none among its peers. The tours are organized by local birders with a birdwatcher’s interest in mind – seeing the most and the best of the Philippines. Since the guides themselves are the company owners, you are assured of personalized service with the aim of going the extra mile to ensure a great adventure at the least possible cost.

For more information, please check out our TOURS page for our 2014 schedule. You may also want to contact us if you’re interested in our highly flexible Custom Tours. If you want a sample of the wonderful and diverse birds of the Philippines, do visit our galleries here.

Looking forward to birding with you in our beautiful Philippines!