The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) continues to conduct the annual Asian Waterbird Census that serves as the basis for estimates of waterbird populations; monitoring changes in waterbird numbers and distributions, whether local, national and international level; and know the status of wetlands whether it is healthy, degraded or polluted.

Thus, the Provincial ENR Office of Guimaras conducted a province-wide census in the eight (8) Asian Waterfowl sites namely; Barangay’s Hoskyn in Jordan; Suclaran in San Lorenzo; Getulio in Buenavista; Sabang and Alegria in Sibunag; Poblacion, San Antonio and Taklong Island National Marine Reserve (TINMR) in Nueva Valencia.

There are over 38 species of birds with a total of 1999 waterbirds counted in the province including the following; Whiskered Terns, Little Egret, Green-backed Heron, Common Sandpiper and endemic Philippine Duck./DENR 6