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Tamaraw, deers and birds - Mts Iglit-Baco Natural Park (April 17-21)

Tamaraw, deers and birds - Mts Iglit-Baco Natural Park unveil some of its richness during the annual population count (April 17-21)

Slender-billed crow squating the back of a young tamaraw


The annual tamaraw population count is an opportunity to estimate the number of tamaraws living in the core zone of the Park. The 6 days operation is also the chance to spend time contemplating on the wonders of this protected area and remind us that it shelters more than the tamaraw itself. During his stay in Magawang station during the count last April, Ronet was able to capture on his camera some of the many birds living in Mindoro as endemic, resident or migrant. He also witnessed evidence of commensalism behaviour between the slender-billed crow and the philippine brown deer and the tamaraw.

Results of the annual count are still being computed and will be communicated soon.



Slender-billed crow (Corvus enca) on a deer (Rusa marianna)

Slender-billed crow (Corvus enca) on a deer ((Rusa marianna)

Seeking for tamaraw to show up from the vegetation

Fog eluding from Mt Iglit

Finishing a count session at dusk in Magavang vantage point

female tamaraw and 2 juveniles

Coleto (Sarcops calvus)

Golden-headed cisticola (Cisticola exilis)

Golden-headed cisticola (Cisticola exilis)

Long-tailed shrike (Lanius schach)

Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

White-breasted woodswallow (Artamus leucorhynchus)


White-breasted woodswallows (Artamus leucorhynchus)

Mindoro bulbul (Hypsipetes mindorensis)