Hamilo Coast, a vast pristine, coastline that is home to rich marine life and abundant flora and fauna, is the perfect place for bird-watching enthusiasts. This activity captures the fine beauty of nature and is worth every cent and persistence. Recently, members from the Wild Birds Photographers of the Philippines (WBPP), an organization that shares the same passion for bird watching and conservation photography, armed with their long lenses and cameras, visited the Coast in high hopes of capturing one of this sustainable community’s fine feathered treasures—species of birds, both rare and common, that mark their home in the area. Astonishingly, beautiful photographs of these birds in their most candid state were caught in vivid spectacles and featured in a month-long exhibit at the Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club. The photographers were amazed at the number of birds and the species nesting around the Coast.
Santelmo Cove, one of Hamilo Coast’s Marine Protected Areas, is a site for preservation programs such as giant clam seeding and regular reef monitoring.
WBPP President Wins Paler exclaimed, “Hamilo Coast, a sprawling seaside sanctuary is fast becoming a favorite birding destination of WBPP. It is home to many endemic birds that are nurtured and taken cared of by the management against poachers and hunters that ply their trade in spite of strict government regulations. The property makes it an ideal place for our feathered friends to seek refuge as an alternative habitat where they can live undisturbed with unrestricted freedom. WBPP will certainly be a partner with Hamilo Coast in this endeavor, as part of its advocacy in helping propagate endemic birds through its conservation photography for future generations to come.”
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Hamilo Coast, a vast pristine, coastline that is home to rich marine life and abundant flora and fauna, is the perfect place for bird-watching enthusiasts. This activity captures the fine beauty of nature and is worth every cent and persistence.