eBON the Monthly Newsletter of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines

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This is the site of eBON,  the online newsletter of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines.

The current issue is the OCTOBER 2014 issue.
Click on the link above to see the October 2014 issue. Or click on a title below to go directly to a particular article.


These were lush, dense forests. Photo by Alexander Elias.

These were lush, dense forests. Photo by Alexander Elias.

Typhoon Glenda: Observations on Impact on Bird Life in Barangay Piis, Lucban, Quezon Province by Alexander A. Elias
The Philippines was hit hard by Typhoon Glenda (International name Rammasun) in July 2014. Quezon-based WBCP member Alexander Elias writes about the impact of Typhoon Glenda on the bird life in his area. Alexander Elias is a Dutch biologist.


Brisson: (left) Petit Kakatoes (Philippine Cockatoo) ; (right) Perroquet de l’Isle de Luçon (Blue-naped parrot)

Brisson: (left) Petit Kakatoes (Philippine Cockatoo) ; (right) Perroquet de l’Isle de Luçon (Blue-naped parrot)

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 1 by Christian Perez

When a history buff and old book collector becomes a birder in the Philippines, it was bound to happen: he will become interested with the history of Philippine ornithology, and write about it. This is how Christian came up with this review of publications on Philippine birds through the years, from the very first 1702 account all the way to the Kennedy guide in 2000. This is the first of a multi-part series of articles about Philippine bird books.


Eastern Grass Owl by Tonji Ramos.

Photo of the Month by Tonji Ramos – Eastern Grass Owl

Not the usual owl pose! Find out the story behind this interesting owl photo.


A photo of the entire group: the workshop was a good venue for exchange of ideas and for building partnerships.

A photo of the entire group: the workshop was a good venue for exchange of ideas and for building partnerships.

WBCP Partners with PEF in Holding a Birdwatching Workshop by Trinket Constantino

Trinket Constantino writes about WBCP’s latest partnership with the Philippine Eagle Foundation. WBCP members Trinket Constantino, Adri Constantino, and Pete Simpson held a 2-day training seminar on Birdwatching and Bird Tour Guiding at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao for a diverse group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable participants.


sep 27September 2014 Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron

WBCP was busy in September with World Shorebirds Day, raptorwatch, and a mini bird fair at Tagaytay Highlands Golf and Country Club.


 

Enjoy this issue of eBON, the monthly newsletter of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines. Happy Reading and Keep on Birding!