One Changeable Hawk Eagle (𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘻𝘢𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘴 𝘤𝘪𝘳𝘳𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘴) was turned over by Ms. Janice Paunal of Barangay I, Coron, Palawan, to the PCSDS-District Management Division Calamian-Coron office on March 21, 2022.
Ms. Paunal narrated that she found the Changeable Hawk Eagle along the highway of Sitio Abaca, Barangay San Nicolas, Coron, Palawan, while she was on her way home on the same day. She went to the DENR office first to hand over the bird, but the DENR staff advised her to turn it over to the PCSDS-Coron office instead.
Ms. Eunice M. Vigonte, the PCSDS-Coron Wildlife Trafficking Monitoring Officer (WTMO) who received from Ms. Paunal the sluggish bird due to the heat and distance it has traveled, immediately contacted the Wildlife Trafficking Monitoring Unit (WMTU) Team Leader and the certified bird watcher working at PCSDS for instructions on how to handle such wildlife species.
Following coordination and consultation with Dr. Glenn Rebong of the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC), the PCSDS-Coron WTMO was advised to monitor the bird and administer antibiotics until it is ready to fly and be released back into its natural habitat.
The Changeable Hawk Eagle is listed as an “Endangered Species” under the PCSD Resolution No. 15-521.
The PCSDS is urging persons who happen to find or rescue wildlife to turn them over to our office, which can be contacted thru hotline numbers 0935-116-2336 (Globe/TM) and 0948-937-2200 (Smart/TNT). You may also send a message to our Facebook page for your concerns.