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BOHOL ISLAND

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# Species:237
# Excl Vagrants:237
# Endemics:69
# Near Endemics:3
Habitat: Lowland tropical forest.

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Bohol is a small island located between Cebu and Leyte and is part of the Visayan Islands. It has no endemics of its own, but it's the easiest place to see a number of species. The main birding site is Rajah Sikatuna National Park, which is the largest tract of forest remaining on the island. Birding is along trails through the forest and is quite easy. Species of special interest are Rufous-lored Kingfisher, Samar Hornbill, Visayan Broadbill, Azure-breasted Pitta, Black-crowned Babbler, and Yellow-breasted Tailorbird. Other notable species include Black-faced Coucal, Northern Silvery-Kingfisher, Philippine Leaf-Warbler, and Philippine Leafbird. Night birding can also be interesting. Possibilities include Everett's Scops-Owl and Philippine Frogmouth.

LOCATION OF SITE

Bohol is located east of Cebu Island and north of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. It can be reached by ferry from Cebu or by domestic flights from Manila or other cities in the Philippines.