E is for Eagle – as in Philippine Eagle
Davao City, considered as the largest city in the world in terms of land area, has a lot to offer, lush greenery, fresh sea and land bounties, pristine beaches, rich culture, hospitable people and the Philippine Eagle.

According to Wiki, The Philippine Eagle, Pithecophaga jefferyi, also known as the great Philippine eagle or monkey-eating eagle, is among the tallest, rarest, largest, and most powerful birds in the world. A bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae, it is also known as "Haribon" or "Haring Ibon," which means "Bird King". Its local name is banog. It is endemic to the Philippines and can be found on four major islands: eastern Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao.

The largest number of eagles reside in Mindanao, with between 82 and 233 breeding pairs, thus the conservation center was set-up here in Davao City. When you’re in Davao City include in your spot list, the Philippine Eagle Center at Malagos, Calinan.

Sharing some snapshots of my family’s field trip to the conservation center.

The center's marker just before you enter the conservation lobby
You can bring along 'baon' or packed food with you though, but just in case you're too lazy to prepare there's this Eagle's Deck Cafe for stomach refuge.
Can you see him? I forgot his name, but this baby is just one of the many eagles that are held in captivity for breeding and later will be released in the wild.
This is Arny, one of the most visible and photographed eagles in the center
Tour guides always come in groups to explain and answer questions like... mama, how do eagles find their mate? Ask the tour guide, LOL.
These are the names of the eagles that has been hatched in this conservatory and their generous sponsors that dole out a sum to support the needs of each bird.
The Conservation deck


  1. I don't like monkeys so I think I am in love with this bird!
    Thanks for participating.

    Donna - ABC Wednesday

  2. Very interesting post. I learned some new things visiting you here at ABC Wednesday!

  3. very inyeresting; didn't know that any eagle ate monkeys!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Great post for the letter E. The conservancy looks like a wonderful place to visit.

  5. I'd love to visit this place too. Great E post.

  6. nakaremember nuon ko aning lugara ate kay naka anhi mi diri sa una high school pa ko nag visit mi aning mga eagles... ;-)

  7. Nice E for today! It's been a while since I saw a Philippine Eagle.

    Thanks for visiting my ABC Wednesday

  8. Hello Vernz, ganda siguro sa personal ang Eagle tingnan ano? Sabi nila malaki daw yun pwede daw dagitin ang isang bata, nakaka-takot naman. Thanks for the visit!
    ABC Wednesday~E

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  10. Very interesting place and beautiful shots.

  11. Great post. Saw a lot of Sea Eagles in Norway last year and MANY Bald Eagles in Alaska. Great blog.

  12. Very informative and interesting E for Eagle post! Happy Weekend!

  13. nge..memorize man ang mga names sa Eagle hahaha.

    haha unsa Vernz, langgam imo napalit sa botanical garden embis na tanom..hahaha...nag libog pa jud ko nganong mipalit man ka ug langgam...abi nako Ants imo gipalit, nyak..ahak..langgam nga bird man diay hehehe..kafaet pag daghan lenguahe..


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