Camp Sawa: The Sierra Madre Mountains

After many visits to the Hamut Camp, we decided to explore Camp Sawa which is about 6km north of Hamut Camp. This excellent forested site currently offers the best chance to see the splendid Whiskered Pitta, among many other Luzon endemics the Sierra Madre mountains hold. Among the many birds we saw during our 5-day visit were the Flame-breasted Fruit-Dove, Cream-bellied Fruit-Dove, Luzon Bleeding-heart, Philippine Scops-Owl, Luzon Hawk-Owl, Spotted Wood-Kingfisher, Rusty-faced Babbler (Rabor’s Wren-babbler), Golden-crowned Babbler, Furtive Flycatcher, and Blue-breasted Flycatcher.

Whiskered Pitta

See also our trip report: Custom Tour to Camp Sawa the Sierra Madre Mountains