Rare Endemics of Mount Halcon

by Robert Hutchinson Mount Halcon is regarded as the toughest mountain to climb in the Philippines. It is also the only known site for the never before photographed Mindoro Scops Owl and the endangered Mindoro Imperial Pigeon.  The team of Robert Hutchinson, Mark Bezuijen, Ivan Sarenas, and Bram Demeulemeester made a successful climb up Mount Halcon last April 2015…

Photo of the Month: Mindoro Scops Owl

by Robert Hutchinson The never-before photographed Mindoro Scops Owl narrowly edges out Mindoro Imperial Pigeon for this month’s Photo of the Month. More details on the extreme birding trip to Mount Halcon in Robert Hutchinson’s article also in this month’s issue of eBON. Mindoro Scops Owl Otus mindorensis adult Mt. Halcon, Mindoro, Philippines 16 April…