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 SEPTEMBER 2014 issue.
Click on the link above to see the September 2014 issue. Or click on a title below to go directly to a particular article.


Philippine Eagle. Photo by Tonji Ramos.

Philippine Eagle. Photo by Tonji Ramos.

Trying to Make Sense of a Senseless Killing by Tonji Ramos

Birders were heartbroken and disturbed to hear the news of the violent and untimely death of yet another Philippine Eagle. The victim was a well-known eagle, part of a nesting pair and the mother of a young eaglet. Many birders had witnessed first hand this particular eagle feeding and caring for her chick.

Some news reports made it appear that this was just another random case of poaching. Was this another random killing or is there more to it? WBCP member Tonji Ramos looks deeper into death of the Philippine Eagle and invites you to make your own conclusions.


Zamboanga Bulbul. Photo by Adri Constantino

Zamboanga Bulbul. Photo by Adri Constantino

Birding in Pagadian by Adri Constantino

WBCP member Adri Constantino of Birding Adventures Philippines gives the details on planning a birding trip Lake Maragang Mt Timolan Protected Landscape in Zamboanga del Sur. Read his trip report and suggested one-night itinerary, complete with a delicious lunch menu!


Photo by Jac Señangan

Photo by Jac Señangan

Photo of the Month by Jac Señangan – Red-necked Phalarope

A great photo and the interesting story behind the photo. Showing once again that if you want to see great birds, you need to go out and bird!

 


A simple sign at Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane, reminding visitors to keep quiet for the birds and birders.

A simple sign at Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane, reminding visitors to keep quiet for the birds and birders.

Birding Down Under by Karen Ochavo

WBCP member Karen Ochavo shares how she learned to become more adventurous and see a lot of great Australian birds while living in Australia for 19 months.


 August 8

August 2014 Roundup
compiled by Mike Lu and James Biron

A roundup of  the trips, celebrations, surveys, and seminars of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines in August 2014.


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