Wild Birds

Seabirds, Waders, Wetland and Inland Water Birds found in the Philippines

Other birds found in the Philippines

The following Seabirds, Waders, Wetland and Inland Water Birds occur naturally in the Philippines:

Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus giganteus) aka Beach Thick-knee – Range: Uncommon. Coastal areas.

Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) – Wading bird

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis)

Calayan Rail (Gallirallus calayanensis), a flightless bird – Range: Calayan Island in the Philippines

Chinese Crested Tern (Thalasseus bernsteini) – Range: Winters in the Philippines

Chinese Egret or Swinhoe’s Egret (Egretta eulophotes)

Comb-crested Jacanas (Irediparra gallinacea), also known as the Lotusbird or Lilytrotter – Range: Southern Philippines – Wetland birds

Great Frigatebirds (Fregata minor) – Range: Only one was reported in Quezon City, Philippines

Grey-backed Tern (Onychoprion lunatus) – Range: Vagrant outside the breeding season.

Grey-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) – Range: Vagrant

Latham’s Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) aka Japanese Snipe – Range: Rare vagrant during migration

Nankeen Night Heron aka Rufous Night Heron and in Melanesia as Melabaob (Nycticorax caledonicus)

Pied Stilt or White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus or Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus)

Purple Swamphen (P. p. pulverulentis)

Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) – Seabird

Schrenck’s Bittern (Ixobrychus eurhythmus) – Range: Winters in Philippines

Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis)

Spotted Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna guttata) – Endemic

Wandering Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna arcuata)

White-browed Crakes (Porzana cinerea)

Buff-banded Rail
White-browed Crake

Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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