SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, February 2 (PIA) – A farmer at barangay Nagassican in this city has turned over to a local television station here a rare bird which he caught in his farm recently.
The bird identified as a baby owl was seen by Rodrigo Albay while he was working in his farm and he caught it, unaware that it is an endangered species.
Albay said he used to see birds of this kind in his farm but this is the only time that he was able to catch one because the birds are elusive especially to human beings.
The farmer said he was advised by his neighbors to surrender the bird to ABS-CBN Cagayan Valley based in the city, as the said station has a program for caring and protecting the environment.
ABS-CBN Cagayan Valley management will turn over the said owl to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Last year, the TV station also turned over an endangered bird to the DENR. (TCB/MGE/PIA- Isabela)