Map of the Philippines and the Best Birding Sites

Family Groups of Birds found in the Philippines:

ParrotsSeabirds, Waders, Wetland and Inland Water BirdsDoves and PigeonsCuckoos and Coucals
BabblersBulbulsKingfishersSwifts and SwiftletsWhite-eyes

Listing of birds (other than parrots) native to, or found in, the Philippines:

Photos of Birds

A – N (below) or O – Z

Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus) – Winters in the Philippines

Bar-bellied Cuckooshrikes (Coracina striata)

Barred Buttonquail (Turnix suscitator)

Black-and-white Triller (Lalage melanoleuca) – Endemic forest bird

Black-bibbed Cicadabirds (Coracina mindanensis) – Endemic forest birds

Black-headed Munia or Chestnut Munia (Lonchura atricapilla, formerly Lonchura malacca atricapilla)

Blackish Cuckooshrike (Coracina coerulescens) – Endemic

Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea) aka Black-naped Blue Monarch

Black Shama (Copsychus cebuensis) – Endemic to the island of Cebu, Philippines. Most important sites: the Central Cebu Protected Landscape, the forests of Alcoy and Argao, and the shrublands of Casili, Consolacion – Forest bird

Blue-headed Fantail (Rhipidura cyaniceps) – Forest bird

Celestial Monarch / Flycatcher (Hypothymis coelestis) – Endemic

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus curvirostris) – Western Philippines

Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)

Dark-throated Oriole (Oriolus xanthonotus)

Fiery Minivet (Pericrocotus igneus)


Green-backed Whistler (Pachycephala albiventris) – Endemic

Greater Flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus) aka Large Golden-backed Woodpecker or Malherbe’s Golden-backed Woodpecker

Isabela Oriole (Oriolus isabellae) – Luzon, the Philippines

Island Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus)

Javan Frogmouth (Batrachostomus javensis)

Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)

Long-billed Rhabdornis (Rhabdornis grandis) – Endemic

Mangrove Whistler (Pachycephala grisola)

McGregor’s Cuckooshrikes or Sharp-tailed Cuckooshrikes (Coracina mcgregori) – Endemic

Narcissus Flycatcher (Ficedula narcissina) – Range: Winters in Philippines

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