Thursday, May 24, 2012

Watch Rare Bird Species Thrive and Flourish in Nuvali’s Bird Sanctuary



Indigo-banded Kingfishers, Blue-throated Bee-eaters, Black-naped Orioles, Chestnut-cheeked Starlings and Glossy Swiftlet Collocalias.

These species of birds, among many others, have all found a home in Nuvali.
In partnership with the Wild Bird Club of Philippines, NUVALI opens its Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary for bird walkers, watchers and nature enthusiasts who would like to go beyond typical nature trips. The bird sanctuary has an ecologically sound environment that encourages existing wildlife to live and flourish within NUVALI. Not your usual sightseeing activity, bird walking at Nuvali is the perfect activity for those who would want to fully immerse themselves in the wonders of nature. Viewing decks, gazebos, foot trails and fun and experiential exhibits for bird-watching enthusiasts, families and groups make bird watching an enjoyable outdoor recreational activity.


Endemic bird species chose Nuvali as their home, and so did various migratory birds who have decided to take a quick stop in Nuvali’s scenic landscape. A total of 76 faunal species composed of 62 bird species were recorded through Haribon’s Biological survey of NUVALI, which was conducted last November 19-22 and December 4-6, 2008. Thirteen species or 17% of vertebrate fauna (10 birds, 1 mammal and 2 lizards) are endemic including 2 restricted-range species restricted to the Luzon faunal region. This further highlights Philippine biodiversity, making our country a top destination for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.


And here some of the Bird Walk Narrative Photo:

Recognizing the need for environmental sustainability, NUVALI continuously strives to gather support from its stakeholders. They currently encourage volunteerism programs from schools, companies and organizations to conduct tree-planting activities within the sanctuary. Apart from its revolutionary eco-living measures, this is in line with NUVALI’s conservation efforts, being the country’s first eco-community development.

For more details about the bird walk, please e-mail ask@nuvalievoliving.com or call  049)302.60.91/ 0917.5.ASK.NUV (275.688)

Did you know that...
Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary
NUVALI aims to preserve and enhance an approximate 17 kilometer buffer area into a wildlife and bird sanctuary that encourages existing wildlife habitat to live and flourish within NUVALI.


NUVALI is currently developing a Viewing deck and a Gazebo with fun and experiential exhibits and foot trails for bird-watching enthusiasts, families and groups as an outdoor recreational activity. 


As part of its conservation efforts, NUVALI encourages volunteerism programs from schools, companies and organizations to conduct tree-planting activities within the sanctuary.  


A total of 76 faunal species composed of 62 bird species, 7 mammal species, 7 herpetofaunas and 55 species of flora were recorded through Haribon’s Biological survey of NUVALI conducted last November 19-22 and December 4-6, 2008. 


Thirteen species or 17% of vertebrate fauna (10 birds, 1 mammal and 2 lizards) are endemic including 2 restricted-range species or island endemics restricted to Luzon faunal region. 


A total of 36 indigenous with 10 endemic floral species to the Philippines were also recorded.




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