Friday, 15 November 2019
Bird’s-eye view of Raptor Hill

Bird’s-eye view of Raptor Hill

GLAN, Sarangani (October 4, 2019) – Raptor watchers flock to Raptor Hill during the 2nd Raptor Festival on October 2. Raptor Hill in Barangay Rio del Pilar is the monitoring post of researchers from the provincial government’s Environmental Conservation and Protection Center performing confirmatory raptor migration study for four years now. The site is identified as among the major flyways of migratory birds crossing the Philippines from Taiwan to roost before they fly off to Indonesia. The migration of the raptors is particularly sensitive indicator of environmental health. The raptors arrive in Sarangani twice a year; September to October and March to April, their return flight. Raptors are characterized by their sharp vision that allows them to detect prey during flight. They usually feed on rats and insects. Thus they serve as natural pest control in the area (Martin Fernando E. Bernad/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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