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

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 2 by Christian Perez

Saviero Manetti: Pappagallo minore, o sia Parrucchetto dell Isola di Lucon (Blue-naped Parrot)

Saviero Manetti: Pappagallo minore, o sia Parrucchetto dell Isola di Lucon (Blue-naped Parrot)

This is the highly anticipated continuation of Christian Perez’s series of articles on the major publications on Philippine birds throughout the years. This second part covers the remainder of the 18th century.


Photo of the Month by Nilo Arribas – Brown-backed Needletail

Brown-backed Needletail. Photo by Nilo Arribas

Brown-backed Needletail. Photo by Nilo Arribas Jr.

Nilo captures an unusual view of one of the speediest fliers in the country. According to the Kennedy guide, Brown-backed Needletails “are considered by some to have the fastest average flying speed of any bird”.


The Puzzle of the Philippines’ “Disappearing” Raptors by Mads Bajarias and Lu-Ann Fuentes

Grey-faced Buzzard by Neon Rosell II

Grey-faced Buzzard by Neon Rosell II

This article about WBCP’s raptor gurus Alex Tiongco and Marts Cervero first came out in GMA News Online in July 2014. It’s worth revisiting as it deftly explains the challenges and significance of raptor watching in the Philippines


October 2014 Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron

pisayOctober was another busy month full of birding activities for the members Wild Bird Club of the Philippines. There were bird talks, club trips, meetings, guided trips. Some members also represented the club at the bird fair in Taiwan.

 


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