Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Location: Agusan del Sur  Map

Area: 345.71 sq mi

 

Description of Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature reserve in Philippines that protects marshlands around upper basin of a Agusan river. Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 345.71 sq mi. It is especially famous for flocks of migratory birds that come here in winter from China, Japan, Koreas and Russia. Over 60 small lakes and numerous stream and rivers flood regularly and hold nearly 15% of the nation's fresh water. It provides an extensive territory for many species of birds that find safe haven and plenty of food here. Many parts of the marshes are used by the local peasants for traditional rice farms and fish ponds. It would be wise to use help of local guides. There are two major dangers that you should take in consideration. Mosquitoes and pests on one hand can make your life miserable, on other hand large crocodiles are common in the region. The largest such monster was measured at 21 feet (6.4 meter).