Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City: All About Birds

by - May 28, 2011

The best way to enjoy life is to plunge into NATURE as it gratifies the adrenaline of many and opens the eye of an individual to a much better world. Nature is the Ultimate Playground for Kids and Adults Also. The Philippine Eagles are now considered to be one of the extinct birds in the Philippines, so I bet that this should be a must see bird before it will vanish in the Philippine Forest. The PHILIPPINE EAGLE CENTER DAVAO is a place to go for you to meet this extinct creature. 

The PHILIPPINE EAGLE CENTER is home to 36 Philippine Eagles, 18 of which are captive-bred. It also houses 10 other species of birds, 4 species of mammals and 2 species of reptiles. Simulating a tropical rain forest environment, the Center offers the visitor a glimpse into the country’s forest ecosystem. Although the exhibits are used primarily to help educate the Filipino people on conservation, the facility is also considered a major tourist attraction in Davao City.  

Getting there: 

-          The Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) is about an hour drive from the city and can be reached either by private or public transport. Buses going to Calinan depart every 15 minutes from the Annil Terminal located at corner Quirino and San Pedro Extension. Bus fare is at P30. From Calinan, take a pedicab going to the PEC. The ride is about 10 minutes and will cost you P6. Before entering the PEC premises, the Davao City Water District will collect an entrance fee of P5 for adults and P3 for kids. PEC entrance costs P50 for adults and P30 for youth, 18 years old and below. Tour guiding and the use of kiosks are free of charge.
Fun Activities:
  1. KEEPER TALK – this is an activity at a specific time where bird keepers or bird care takers talks about the biology of the bird, the characteristics of the bird, interesting fact about the eagle . This activity gives the visitors an opportunity to interact with the keeper and its ward. It also helps the visitors have a deeper understanding of the bird's life cycle and environment. The visitors will have an idea how to keep the creature and expand its awareness to all others.
  2.  FALCONRY - This activity is a guarantee that visitors will never forget their trip at the Center. This time, the guests will not see the birds in their enclosures but on the air. Keepers will allow their wards to take flight to delight and impart knowledge to the viewers. What’s amazing about this activity is that you will be amazed on how the eagles go back to the center on its own.
  3.  OPEN CLASSROOM PROJECTS – this activity is fun way of knowing the eagles and learning about life science. With games and enjoyable activities, students will definitely take pleasure in learning. Modules and themes are specifically designed to suit the needs and interests of Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary, High school students and even the adults who are young at heart.

The PHILIPPINE EAGLE CENTER is now a known tourist destination in this side of the country. This center will help build a common knowledge to visitors in conserving our very own extinct animal. Let’s involve in their campaign and be part of a better world in the years to come. Let’s us expose our selves to this kind of vacation and learn while having fun!

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