Monday, October 11, 2010
Davao 2010: Philippine Eagle Center
Upon entrance to Davao City Water District (DCWD) watershed, where Philippine Eagle Center is located you'll pay an entrance fee of P5.00/person. Another P50.00/person for adult and P30.00/person for youth (18 yrs and below) as entrance fee at the Philippine Eagle Center.
The Center simulates tropical rain forests environment conducive for the animal habitat and have various collections of plants and colorful flower landscape as well as a man-made fish pond.
PEC 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.
"The Philippine Eagle Foundation is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the endangered Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) and its rainforest habitat. Organized in 1987, it had before that time been operating as a project undertaking research, rehabilitation, and captive breeding. "
How to get there?
* By Van
- Take van for hire going to Calinan at Bangkerohan terminal for P40.00/person.
- From Calinan, take a motorcycle for hire going to Malagos where the Philippine Eagle Center is located for P10.00/person.
* By Bus
- Buses going to Calinan depart every 15 minutes from the Annil Terminal located at corner Quirino and San Pedro Extension. Bus fare is P30.
- From Calinan, take a pedicab/motorcycle going to the PEC (P10.00/person)
* By Taxi
A taxi from Davao to the Philippine Eagle Center will cost you around PhP1500 (about 5 hours)
For more information, you could visit their website http://www.philippineeagle.org