Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bird Watching at the Egret Hidden Sanctuary

Bird Watching at the Hidden Sanctuary

Sacnangan, Pilar, Sorsogon

The Great White Egrets

Amazing birds!  I cannot forget how thousands of white birds  (Egrets) show off their flying skills as if trained to perform a show in front of the public.  I feel so proud having witnessed their performance in their hidden sanctuary at Sacnangan, Pilar, Sorsogon, on top of the mangroves at Malbog river bank that sustained and enhances the bio-diversity of life in that area. It was a moment that one cannot help but admire the beauty and magnificence of God's creation.

According to the residents of the barangay, the birds were seen in that area for  more than seven years already.  These great white Egrets were migratory birds that can be seen the whole year round.  As observed., however,  December to May has the most number Egrets in the area.  According to the study conducted by the representatives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said migratory birds come to the area due to the abundance of food. They claimed  that said birds originated from other countries, and migrated to evade the cold season in their origin.

How to get there?

There are two ways to get there.  By boat, via river cruise and by land.  However, it is best to pass through LGU Pilar Tourism Center, located at the Pilar Municipal Port.  It is best to hire a guide to maximize the adventure.