I am amazed at the similarities of this place and Thailand. I was driving down an old dirt road to a small village today and passed a guy with a long gun, and a sack full of birds. SAME AS THAILAND. Just different place.
I bought a book about birding before coming here and it is spot on. Except it is 20 years old and allot has changed.
There is now a nice hotel in town. 38 dollars a night. Overlooking the square downtown. Pretty nice.
Also the road explained in the book is still there and very birdie. But, I found another road i like much better about 5 KM. out of town. Much better road and birding is much easier. Dense jungle and birding from the road is a pleasure.
A new lake front lodge is in place and bungalows are going for 250 pesos a night. A little too hot for me without A/C. But, in the winter it may be doable.
I think I will stay here for a few days. The food is great, and I want to explore around the waterfront.
All the best, Gary