Post by Ramon Quisumbing on Jan 10, 2012 13:02:57 GMT
Has anyone gone birding in Lake Bulusan, Sorsogon? My family and I are going to Legazpi City for the long weekend this January, and I am planning to check out Lake Bulusan, about 2 hours south.
I was there once before. It's a crater lake that has heavy forest all around. There is a pathway all around the edge of the lake. It may be a national park because the forest is well-preserved and there are no barrios on the lake. I bet there are good birds there.
Post by Ely Teehankee on Jan 19, 2012 12:25:28 GMT
Either no one has been there or they missed this thread just like me. You will be the pioneer so to speak and I am sure it will be the next birding place if you succeed in discovering new birds that will make it worthwhile. Good luck Ramon & Mabuhay.
Post by Ramon Quisumbing on Jan 19, 2012 20:59:52 GMT
Thanks, Ely. I am going to Lake Bulusan this Sunday. My wife Marie is worried about NPAs and has arranged for a policeman to accompany me. It's a 2-hour drive from Legazpi City. I will report on what Bicol birds I find.
it might even be more risky being accompanied by a policeman. i suggest you get a local, even a baranggay or town official. just a suggestion. unfortunately i have no contacts in the bulusan area of sorsogon.
Post by Adri Constantino on Jan 20, 2012 3:13:09 GMT
I have birded Bulusan (with Ivan and Nicky) last year. We have seen quite a few good birds there: Philippine Trogon, Amethyst Brown-dove, Yellow-breasted FD, Spotted Wood Kingfisher, Indigp-banded Kingfisher, Blue-headed Fantail and many more. The area inside the Park is relatively safe, but I strongly suggest you get a local guide. There are guides that you can get once you get to the Park. Just inquire at the information center at the entrance.
You may try the trail around the lake but I prefer the road going up to the park. This is where we got a video of this Amethyst Brown Dove and a Philippine Trogon. PLease see the videos here: