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Bird Watching at Philippine Eagle Center

It’s been almost three months but I’m still not done documenting all the places I’ve been to during my first ever solo travel in Davao. Hehe, sorry folks, laziness is really a very hard disease to beat.

So today, I am giving you guys a short tour to one of the most visited tourist destination in Davao, the Philippine Eagle Center. It was actually part of my Day 1 tour and I think it was one of the many reasons why I think going to Davao was really a great idea, *wink.

Philippine Eagle Center

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The Philippine Eagle Center is home to the Philippine Eagles and other birds of prey, which are held captive, cared for, and bred. The center does not only have Philippine Eagles to show but there are a number of other birds, mammals and reptiles as well, most of which are endemic to the country and some are considered rare.

Also present in the area is a vast assemblage of floral typical of a tropical rain forest. There are numerous trees and plants that thrive within the area, and others are known to be endemic.

The Philippine Eagle Center is open Monday to Sunday 8:00 AM – 5:00PM.

Location

The Philippine Eagle Center is an 8.4 hectare area located at the foothills of Mr. Apo in Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City and situated within the Malagos Watershed.

How to Get There

The Philippine Eagle Center is about an hour drive from the city and can be reached either by private or public transport. For public transportation:

  • Starting point is Bankerohan Market
  • Ride L300 van bound to Calinan. Drop off point is Clinica Feliciano. Rate if Php40 per person.
  • Hire a habal-habal or motorbike driver to take you to Davao City Water District. Rate is Php30 if you’re alone but you can haggle if there’s two or more of you.
  • The Davao City Water District collects an entrance fee of Php5 for adults and Php3 for kids.
  • Walk a little bit and you will see the entrance of the Philippine Eagle Center.

As for your ride home, you can see some habal-habal or pedicab driver parked at Davao City Water District entrance. Rate is usually Php10 for the pedicab if there’s a lot of you and Php30 if you’re alone. But you can ofcourse use your talent for haggling, *wink.

Facilities

  • Lounge Area – At the start or at the end of their tour, guests can enjoy taking pictures at the photo wall or feeding the fishes in the pond.
  • Diola’s Forest – Named after one of the first captive Philippine Eagle and mother to Pag-asa and Pagkakaisa, this is the exhibit room where guests can learn more about the Philippine Eagle.
  • Audio-visual room – Guests can view educational videos and documentaries that were filmed by dedicated videographers. These documentaries can touch and awaken the sense of responsibility that we hope will leave a lasting impression on our guests. Visitors with a large group can have a packaged guided- tour and film- viewing arranged for a full educational experience at the Center.
  • Gift shop – Guests can buy Philippine Eagle souvenir items that they can take home to their family and friends. The income from the items sold is used to help fund the Foundation’s research, conservation, and education programs.

Guidelines Inside The Philippine Eagle Center

  • Keep noise level down so as not to disturb or startle the animals
  • Throw your garbage properly
  • Wildlife rule: Don’t touch, don’t catch, just watch
  • Don’t pick flowers or plants
  • Do not tease the animals – ex. throwing stones, coins and other objects; calling or shouting at them; tapping and rattling their enclosures
  • Do not feed the animals – They have a special diet. feeding them can lead to poisoning or death.

Tickets

Kids (17 years old and below) – Php100
Adults (18 years old and above) – Php150

My Experience

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For my first time traveling alone, I have to say that it was a very pleasant experience for me. Mostly because the people were very approachable (and take note, not in a lewd way) so you can easily ask direction if you don’t know your way. In my case, I already had my itinerary drafted and already know what and where to ride, *wink.

When I reached the Philippine Eagle Center, it was really so relaxing. You can see green everywhere and I feel like I am Jane and is waiting for my Tarzan, hehe. The place houses different bird species and it was really educational. It was so peaceful too and there’s chairs and some shaded area where you can rest and sit down while admiring the place.

Photos

Entrance of Philippine Eagle Center | Blushing Geek

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Crocodile at Philippine Eagle Center | Blushing Geek

Owl at Philippine Eagle Center | Blushing Geek

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Bird Watching at Philippine Eagle Center | Blushing Geek

Bird Watching at Philippine Eagle Center | Blushing Geek

Wild Board at Philippine Eagle Center | Blushing Geek

Monkeys at Philippine Eagle Center | Blushing Geek

Fish Pond at Philippine Eagle Center | Blushing Geek

Bird Watching at Philippine Eagle Center | Blushing Geek

Check out more photos on our Flickr account.

Contact Details

Philippine Eagle Center
Address: Malagos, Baguio Distric, Davao City, Philippines
Contact Numbers: (082) 324 1860 or 09178627146
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://philippineeaglefoundation.org/

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