Philippine Eagle Center

 

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Vehicles you can ride bound to Calinan

 

HOW TO GET THERE

The Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) is about an hour drive from the city and can be reached either by private or public transport. Buses going to Calinan depart every 15 minutes from the Annil Terminal located at corner Quirino and San Pedro Extension. Bus fare is at P30. From Calinan, take a pedicab going to the PEC. The ride is about 10 minutes and will cost you P6. Before entering the PEC premises, the Davao City Water District will collect an entrance fee of P5 for adults and P3 for kids. PEC entrance costs P50 for adults and P30 for youth, 18 years old and below. Tour guiding and the use of kiosks are free of charge.

 

 

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Drift Wood sculptures sold by the man right in front of the Philippine Eagle Center

 

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Pay entrance fee at gift shop’s cashier

 

ENTRANCE FEES (data as of 2016)

Adult  = 150 PHP

Youth (18 years old and below) = 100 PHP

 

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This is where you begin the tour to know our forest ecosystem

 

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Philippine Eagles are the only blue-eyed raptors in the world

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Philippine eagles can produce only 1 egg every 2 years. Male and female eagles take turns caring for the egg by keeping it warm with the feathers on their bellies. They incubate the egg for 60 days. Parent eagles wait until their chick can survive on its own before producing another egg.

 

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A baby Philippine Eagle

 

 

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Philippine Eagles, classified as CRITICALLY ENDANGERED, have a massive arched back and long crown feathers

 

THE STORY OF FIGHTER

Fighter is a rehabilitated male eagle. He was a victim of gunshot from Davao Oriental. The people had to amputate his left wing in order to save him.

 

 

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Grass Owl, classified as LEAST CONCERN, are nocturnal raptors who haunt foods by night but sleep during the day

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Grass owls have a heart-shaped face called “facial disc.” This helps them filter sounds to better find the location of their prey.

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Estuarine crocodiles are excellent swimmers and fast runners. they can swim up to 20 miles per hour and run on land.

 

 

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You can buy souvenirs at the gift shop to contribute in the rehabilitation of the different species – bird, mammals, and reptiles

 

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For every item bought it goes directly to the preservation of the Philippine eagles, its habitat, and the locals

 

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The bridge over the pond on our way out

 

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Authentic pearls being sold by this man from Zamboanga

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY IF A PEARL IS REAL

  1. Real pearls doesn’t have a perfect circle shape.
  2. RUB TEST: Real pearls when rubbed on real teeth (except veneers, dental implants, dentures) has a “gritty texture.” Unlike fake pearls, when rubbed on teeth has a “smooth texture.”
  3. FLAME TEST: Fake pearls will definitely burn since it’s made of plastic but real pearls will not though there might be some blemishes that will be left behind.

 

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A few locals selling bracelets for 20 PHP

 

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