Zambo Bird Festival 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:54


BY Sarita Sebastian


Birders from across the country and abroad will converge in Zamboanga City this month for the Zamboanga Bird Festival 2016 organized by Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology under the leadership of my good friend School President Dr. Milavel Nazario in cooperation with the Dept of Tourism and the City Government of Zamboanga.

Preparations are underway for the success of the said festival in time for the city’s celebration of the Dia de Zamboanga. I had the chance to do the on-site assessment of the sanctuary inside the ZSCMT complex where the birders will visit.The place is truly a sanctuary. Little did we know that more than 40 bird species visit the sanctuary site.

As expected, students and birders will have different activities to enjoy during the festival. It’s a good thing Pres. Nazario’s team is continuing the effort of organizing the Bird Festival which  was started by DOT IX , Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, Dept of Environment and Natural Resources and the City Government of Zamboanga City.

Birding adventure in Zamboanga City is another tourism product being developed well by the City Tourism Office.I have received calls and emails inquiring about the mentioned festival. I am so happy because  we have many sites to offer, where birders can enjoy .

For our part, we have initiated our team in Sta Cruz Island headed by Richard Aliangan to do the preparation so as to be ready during the festival proper.Yes, there are rare bird species too which some birders claimed can only be found in the mentioned island.

Let us hope everything will go well during the Bird Festival and that our visitors will keep on coming back. Should you be interested to join in the birding adventure, you may get in touch with us at the City Tourism Office . Our office telephone no is +639923007 or email me.

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Happy birthday to my dearest ONE AND ONLY BEST FRIEND IN THIS WORLD Jeanette J. Mendoza, manager of Philippine Business Bank. Jean and myself have gone a long way. I’ve met her during our college days. We have maintained our relationship as best buddies through thick and thin. Oh yeah, it’s been thousands of years Jean!  I love you tita J......see you later sweetie!