Thursday, August 26, 2010
Nature trip: Philippine Eagle Center
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Before leaving for
, I told myself that I am not going back to Davao without seeing the majestic Philippine eagle, the Philippines National Bird, and endangered one. Manila
Philippine Eagle Center - The Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) is just 45 minutes (to an hour) away from the city and is accessible via private and public transportation. If you are commuting, you can take a jeepney ride from the city going to the Annil Terminal located at corner Quirino and San Pedro Extension. At the Annil Terminal, take a van ride going to Calinan. From Calinan, you can take a 10 min pedicab ride going to the center. The van fare is around P30-P45 and the pedicab is worth P30-P40 (if privately rode or pakyawan).
At the PEC, the Davao City Water District will collect an entrance fee of P5 for adults and P3 for kids. The PEC on the other hand will collect P50 for adults and P30 for youth, 18 yo below.
The sight at the PEC was breathtaking! They hold numerous species of fowls and some reptiles as well. Some of the fowls I may add, are not caged. I was so excited to see the Philippine eagle! As I was searching for one, this is what I saw.
The Philippine Eagle is not always available for the public to view. Lucky enough for me, I was able to see one and DAMN it was BIG! Haha!