Baras Bird Sanctuary. With more than 20,000 herons and egrets inhabiting the lush green bird sanctuary of the City of Tacurong, enthusiasts will surely be treated to an exciting bird watching experience. Binoculars are not a necessity, but visitors are advised to wear kudong or hats to avoid catching bird droppings while passing below great kakawate trees sprawling in the one-hectare sanctuary.

Tacurong City Bird Festival [May]. Tacurong City Bird Festival is the third local bird festival that sprung from the Philippine Bird Festival of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines or WBCP. The City’s 1st Bird Festival was conducted on May 9-10, 2015. The Festival will be an annual event that will highlight the protection of birds and conservation of the environment. The bird festival featured various activities such as forums on Philippine Birds, eco-tourism, and biodiversity conservation; photo exhibit; photo blogging contest; bird watching; face painting; origami; and wooden bird painting.

tacurong bird festival

Talakudong Festival [September 18]. Also dubbed as the festival of hats, Talakudong Festival is a historical and cultural spectacle. It features the talakudong or kudong, a native head covering worn by the early settlers of the area and are still worn mostly by farmers in this present time. The festival is highlighted by street-dancing and field demonstrations that showcase the history of Tacurong from being a barrio of Buluan, Cotabato into a multi-cultural municipality of Sultan Kudarat and eventually into a progressive city. The dances are accompanied by the sound of bamboos and drums. 

Talakudong Festival Aguilar

Inugyunay Festival [December 23]. A spectacular fireworks display highlights the Inugyunay Festival every December. This is a thanksgiving celebration of Tacurongnons as well as the homecoming revelry for the balikbayan. Inugyunay is a Hiligaynon word which means unity. For the city government, inugyunay of different cultures is key in achieving and sustaining development.

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