At the meet-up point near Ever Commonwealth, I arrived there before everyone else. Once everyone arrived, we proceed to the Timberland Sports and Nature Clubhouse. After the initial registration, welcome program, snack and announcement, we proceed to the first birding site.
The surprise bird was the sleeping Philippine Frogmouth.
While going to various areas of the property owned by Filinvest, we were able to see lots of white breasted wood swallows along the way. We also saw some striated grassbirds, long tailed shrikes, yellow vented bulbuls, pied bushchats and a few others. There's an area where we hiked to try and find some owls, but it was already getting dark and the slope was a bit wet and slippery. We decided to cancel our owl watching and just do birding early in the morning.
At night, we had dinner and counted the birds we had and proceed to our guestroom. Most of the members decided to have a little liquor session, but as a non-drinker, I didn't join them.
The moon that night
Nighttime view outside the guesthouse
Sea of clouds in the morning
Early in the morning, we proceed as planned, visited several areas before taking a break at the plant nursery. From there, we started the hike to the waterfall, but due to the soggy trail and danger of slipping, the organizer and a few of us decided to forgo the waterfall. Many people in the group are also not used to walking a few kilometers, not to mention the bad trail condition. During the last leg of the hike, rain started pouring which further complicates the hike. It took us over an hour before we arrived to the area where cars will pick us up.
Philippine pygmy woodpecker
Black naped monarch
Pied bushchat (female)
Scaley breasted munia
White collared kingfisher
We cleaned ourselves before proceeding to clubhouse. After the bird tally, group picture taking and some discussions, we left Timberland. It was a pleasant experience for me, although I'm pretty sure many people didn't like the last hike.
Here are some pictures I took during the trip.