Avifauna of Mount Talinis, Philippines

Renee Palaan

This Filipino project aimed to survey the avifauna of Mt. Talinis on the island of Negros. The project consisted of three components: (i) an assessment of the relationship between altitude, habitat and bird species endemic to Negros; (ii) training in field techniques of students and local government/non-government officials; (iii) a conservation education and awareness campaign. The latter aim would be achieved by the production of a photographic booklet and the development of slide presentations. The ornithological research would target unsurveyed areas of Mt Talinis, aiming to analyse elevational changes in bird communities, to assess the status of threatened and endemic birds and to identify key areas and habitats for bird conservation.