Following the successful international launch of the Philippines’ Birdwatching campaign in London late last year, a twelve-man birdwatching group visited the country’s birding spots to affirm their viability as birdwatching destinations.
Led by Tim Appleton, Birdfair co-organizer and Reserve Manager of the Rutland Water Nature Reserve, the group was composed of bird tour operators, media members, photographers and bird sound recordists from the United Kingdom (UK).
UK group in Alcoy Cebu
The exposure trip included spots such as Candaba Swamp Wildlife Reserve in Pampanga, Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales, Olango Island, Sumilon Island and Alcoy Forest in Cebu, Palawan Wildlife and Conservation Center, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Central Park Station and Lion’s Cave in Palawan.
Eight participants from the group also extended their trip to see the Philippine Eagle in Mt. Kitanglad, while wildlife photographers David Tipling and Alex Robinson explored Bohol, Laoag and Vigan to see other facets of the country.