Thursday, December 19, 2019

Palawan Birding - Information

This was our third birding trip to Palawan and by far the most productive - adding 6 more species to our life list. That was because of the diligence of our guide, Totic Failana. He may be contacted through his Facebook address:


Our guide, Totic, provided for our birding transportation. 

The hotels we stayed in provided the pick up to and from the airport.


On our first day we stayed at the Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa. It's a bit upscale but a good reason to stay here aside from the excellent service and great facilities is that a flock of Red-vented Cockatoos roost to spend the night in the vicinity.

On our second and third day, we booked a room at the The Legend Palawan. It's a 3-star hotel and close to the commercial district and the airport. Service is also excellent.


For birders, the Badjao Seafront Restaurant is the place to go. Not only do they serve sumptuous food, there are birds that can be seen in the vicinity such as Copper-throated Sunbirds, Pale Spiderhunter, and Stork-billed Kingfisher. We even saw some Common Ioras! The owner, Mike Mendoza, is very nice and is birder-friendly.

Although they call themselves a "fast food" place, Flavors and Spice Restaurant, is actually a dining place that serves authentic Filipino food. They are located in Irawan which is another prime birding area in Palawan.

In Sabang, the best place to eat is at the Cacaoyan Forest Park Restaurant. They offer  a delicious buffet lunch. Again, the premises is a good place for birding.

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