Thursday, 14 January 2010

Philippine sites impress British birdwatchers

LED by two British Members of Parliament, a birdwatching delegation from the United Kingdom visited the Philippines recently and vowed to return with more of their colleagues, the Tourism Department said Wednesday.

Renowned birders Kenneth Clarke QC, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, and Mark Pritchard, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group, visited the Nabasan Trail and Naval Magazine Trail in Subic and the Candaba Swamp and Wildlife Reserve in Pampanga, where they saw 80 birds of which 19 are endemic to the Philippines, Tourism Secretary Ace Durano said.

“We have such a strong birdwatching market in the UK that even esteemed birders from its Parliament are raring to see our endemic species,” he said.

Full story from Manila Standard Today - HERE