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)

Red-tailed Tropicbird
Black-naped Tern (Sterna sumatrana)
Schrenck's Bittern
Grey-backed Tern
Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa
Buff-banded Rail
Calayan Rail
Chinese Egret
Greater Frigatebird
Latham's Snipe
Nankeen Night Herons
Pied Stilt
White-browed Crake
Spotless Crake
Spotted Whistling-Duck
Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna arcuata)