Migratory birds find shelter in Masantol

MASANTOL – From the wetlands of Candaba, migratory birds from different parts of the globe are now slowly taking refuge at the coastal areas of Masantol.

Thousands of migratory birds, which are escaping from the cold weather in their habitats in other countries, are now seen flocking along the harbor of Barangay Sapang Kawayan here.

Barangay Sapang Kawayan is located at the southern part of the coastal town of Masantol and its shore is considered the borderline of Pampanga River and Manila Bay.

Mike Lu, founding member and former president of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines who studied the migratory birds in the town, said the habitat that Masantol offers is a coastal wetland with mudflats which serves as sanctuary for different kinds of birds.

He added that such orientation attracts a variety of “waterbirds” which are dependent on free-standing water to feed--–by swimming, wading or diving
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