My best moment of birding 2012? I already know it: finding a Philippine Eagle with Dani López-Velasco. We flushed it incidentally when passing below the tree it was sitting, going down from top of Mt Kitanglad in March. The bird flew above the trees surrounding us, and went apparently to somewhere on the slope opposite us. The vegetation was making it impossible to try to relocate it at first look. I run with my scope about 50 m, to a spot where a short window was available between the trees, and then, unbelievable, there it was the eagle, quite close, sitting in a branch on next slope, looking to our position! Magic moment!
Best to all,