New nesting area for Philippine Eagle identified in Bukidnon

A new nesting territory in the highlands of Bukidnon for the mighty monkey-eating Philippine Eagle has been identified.

According to the Philippine Eagle Foundation, they have duly verified local reports stating that a Philippine Eagle and its offspring have been spotted nesting in Bukidnon. This, after the foundation said that they conducted a 2-week expedition and found out that a less than a year old eaglet and its parent were in the Bukidnon highlands.

The PEF also said that they “look forward to working with the Talaandig community” who has called the said foundation’s attention to their longtime eagle neighbor.

“This is truly a positive development especially since the Philippine Eagle is now critically endangered,” said Bukidnon native Atty. John Flores, who is gunning for the District 2 congressional seat. The young lawyer is the son of Rep. Florencio “Doc Boy” Flores, who in turn is running for the Malaybalay City mayoralty seat.

The 2nd district of Bukidnon includes a large portion of the Bukidnon highlands where the Philippine Eagle was previously spotted.

“I would like to enjoin all people of Bukidnon to be more mindful of the Philippine Eagles’ nesting areas. Let us be more responsible stewards of Mother Earth. Let us not hunt these beautiful Kings of the rainforest that have become symbols of agility and power,” he said, adding “Let us also continue our mission to reforest Bukidnon and to help in the information dissemination of the importance of conserving nature.”

(Both photos courtesy of the Philippine Eagle Foundation)

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