As one of the activities of Talakudong Festival, the City Veterinary
Baras Bird Sanctuary in Barangay Baras, Tacurong City is the 7th Internationally Important Wetland Site in the Philippines. It is one of the only two largest roosting and breeding sites of herons and egrets in the country. Around 20,000 herons and egrets live and breed in the one-hectare, lush green Bird Sanctuary.
A neo-ethnic festival, Talakudong Festival is the city’s tribute to the most prized symbol of the Tacurong’s history – the kudong, a head covering worn by early settlers of this city. Talakudong which comes from the word kudong refers to something that covers the head against the sun and rain. It is said that the early people of Tacurong gave the Sultan of Buluan, now Buluan town in Maguindanao, a golden kudong as a special gift for his enduring efforts in instituting peace and progress in the area. Hence kudong becomes symbolic to the city and its people. - Olan Emboscado, The Travel Teller