Birds from Mindanao, With 7,107 islands and 600+ bird species to choose from, the Philippines is one of the best birding destinations in the world! Several species of hornbills, numerous kinds of parrots and woodpeckers, the endemic family of rhabdornises and many other beautiful and unique birds await you.
This checklist from Avibase includes all bird species found in Mindanao. It is based on a wide variety of sources that is collated over many years.
Named after a river snake called “kasili” because it was believed that they were abundant in this area a long time ago. This 15-feet waterfall with a 20 feet-deep pool is another tourist attraction site especially during Holy Week. It is located 3 kilometers away from Barangay Tula and can be reached only by hike. People visit the falls for picnics, or an outdoor activity with families and friends. This is also the spot where mountain trail hikers plying Tula-Lake Danao route stay. After an overnight stay at Lake Danao, during their mountain trail hike, they stop over for lunch before they depart for Barangay Tula.
One of the newly discovered outdoor activities located within the western part of Misamis Oriental is the Tula-Lake Danao Mountain Trail Hike. It is a two (2) to four (4) hours hike from Barangay Tula that will traverse the Mt. Salumayagon range.
Lake Danao a 4 hectare lake approximately 30 kms. Southwest from the town proper, located atop mount Salumayagon, filled with natural and scenic attractions (elevation 868 meters above sea level). It is within the 1000-hectare forested area of barangay Tula considered to be the last frontier of west Misamis Oriental. A home to diverse species of endemic trees, an adventure trek, ideal for nature exploration, hiking and trecking. (Source)
Barangay Tula is in Alubijid, but can be reached from Manticao also.
Source:ATTACK CDO – All Terrain Trekkers And Cross-country Klub
Mt. Salumayagon trek is a relatively easy activity. Average hiking time is 4-5 hours and designed for starters and climbers who wish to have more relaxing time on trail and camp. Trail is single tracked, open and trail condition is dry to muddy if it rains. A little slope will be encountered nearing the summit. (Source)
Mainit Hot Spring is a spring located in Barangay Tugasnon of Alubijid town. Alubijid is one of the municipalities of Misamis Oriental which natural beauty is not disturbed and well-preserved. This is maybe the reason why such beautiful spots still exist.
Mainit Hot Spring provides ample relaxation to its visitors through its hot water, recharging both body and mind. The hot water having its sulphur content and temperature reaches 32 degree Celsius offers a natural body massage for tired fellows.
The place where the spring lies also enticed mountaineers and campers alike to visit it. Mountain-climbing, hiking and trekking activities can also be done in the place.
Alubijid can be reached through riding jeepneys or buses. It will take more than one hour to reach Alubijid proper and to Mainit Hot Spring. (Source)
Proposed Improvement of Tugasnon Hot Spring Resort (Dressing and Comfort Room, Conference Room, Function Room with Rest Room and Swimming Pool – June 2014 (Source)