or to establish nesting sites.
“Migratory birds are escaping from the winter cold and lack of food in the northern hemisphere. They are looking for food and a safe place to stay for the season,” Lu explained.
He said that the migrants generally start arriving in mid-September and may stay until late April while resident birds stay the whole year round.
The local government and Department of Environment and Natural Resources are yet to identify the species of birds travelling into this town but disclosed that they are more diverse than those seen in Candaba.
Mayor Danilo Guintu said that coastal wetlands are now considered a protected area