City Tourism Office backs 2nd Zambo birds festival PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:31

The City Government of Zamboanga under the leadership of Mayor Beng Climaco is supporting the conduct 2nd Bird Festival which is set on February 22-24, 2016.

This event is a sequel of the successfully conducted 1st Birds Festival in February, 2014 coinciding with 9th Philippine Birds Festival in 2014 where international birders and bird enthusiasts traveled to Zamboanga City for a distinct birding experience. Significantly, this is the second year for the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology to organize the event.

Ms. Sarita Sebastian, City Tourism Officer , discloses the various events planned to highlight the three-day affair which includes a Poster Making Contest, Amateur Photograph Competition, Birds Festival Run dubbed as RUN TO SAVE OUR BIRDS on February 23, 2016 at five in the morning, Symposium and Film Viewing open to public at the Audio Visual Room of the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) on February 24, 2016, at 9:30 in the morning 1:30 in the afternoon, On Site Birds Watching at the ZSCMST Sanctuary on February 24, 2016 AT 3:30 in the afternoon.

Zamboanga City is home to migratory birds and a breed of 186 species which are rare and endemic. The flock of migratory birds upon the cables of downtown Zamboanga is a phenomenon that is unexplained to this date. The city’s famous Sta. Cruz Island is likewise a host site of a rare breed of migratory birds which became a hit among the international birders who came to Zamboanga in 2014. This year, the pink Island is once again included in the Bird Watching itinerary.

The 2nd Birds Festival is organized by the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology in collaboration with the Department of the Tourism – IX, Department of Environment and Natural Resources – IX, and the City Government of Zamboanga through the City Tourism Office and Wild Bird Club of the Philippines .