Baras Bird Sanctuary in Tacurong

Baras Bird Sanctuary In Tacurong City Sultan Kudarat Banga River Reserve Forest Egret Heron Photography Liguasan Baras Bird Sanctuary is the most visited tourist site in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. Located by the Banga River, the sanctuary is a two-hectare patch of riverside forest home to over 20,000 egrets and herons. Unlike other bird sanctuaries, its avian residents are easy to observe and photograph, as flocks of them roost as close as 20 to 30 meters away from the walkway. The birds hunt for food, particularly fishes, in Liguasan marsh, Lake Buluan and Lake Sebu. Liguasan and Lake Buluan straddle part of North Cotabato and Maguindanao while Lake Sebu is in South Cotabato. The birds were also monitored as hunting food in the remote coastal town of Lebak in Sultan Kudarat. The best time to witness the birds in massive flight are early morning and just before sunset. Only 10-15 visitors are allowed to tour at any given time. The Sanctuary is supported by the Tacurong City Government which has made it a must-visit for travelers. The city government declared Baras a bird sanctuary on Aug. 7, 2002. The Baras Bird Sanctuary is located at the barangays of EJC Montilla, Grino and New Passi in Tacurong City.

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