April 2015

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 7 1946 to 2000 by Christian Perez Bird Photos of the Month: Mindanao Brown Dove and Lina’s Sunbird by Pete Simpson Anvaya’s Field Guide to Birds: A First for WBCP and Anvaya by Trinket Constantino We finally found the White-bellied Sea Eagle by Randy Weisser March…

Fr. Auckhs Enjaynes, OP

Green-faced Parrotfinch Explosion in Letran Bataan

by Fr. Auckhs Enjaynes, OP WBCP member Fr. Auckhs Enjaynes who is Vice-rector of Letran Bataan was visited by many Manila-based WBCP members throughout February after he reported an explosion of Green-faced Parrotfinches in the Letran campus! The WBCP group that did the AWC in Balanga, Bataan saw 1000 parrotfinches in the campus on 23 January, but they held back the announcement of…

Clarke’s On some birds of the island of Negros (1900): Negros Bleeding-heart

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 6 American Period

by Christian Perez Christian Perez continues his fascinating series on Philippine bird books. Part 6 covers the American Period. The Philippine government goes from having no interest in natural science under the Spanish rule to having a Division of Ornithology under the Americans! Along with listing which species were discovered during this period, Christian also gives us peek back into…

The Philippine Duck is the only endemic duck in the Philippines. It outnumbered the other species we counted in Paoay Lake. Photo was taken in Barangay Gabu, Laoag City.

Paoay Kumakaway!

By Tin Telesforo Paoay is an attractive destination not only for tourists but also for waterbirds. In this year’s Asian Waterbird Census (AWC), counters from the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines and DENR recorded 3,500 birds, the highest count for Paoay Lake since it was included in the AWC in 2009. “Paoay Kumakaway” is…

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February 2015 Roundup

February 8, 2015 – Book launching of Pajaros, Zamboanga y Periodismo de Paz Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati WBCP Execom led by Gina Mapua were invited to the book launching of Pajaros, Zamboanga y Peridismo de Paz (Birds, Zamboanga and Peace Journalism) by author Frencie Carreon at the Dusit Thani Hotel. Also in attendance were Department…

March 2015

  – A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 6 American Period – by Christian Perez – Green-faced Parrotfinch Explosion in Letran Bataan by Fr. Auckhs Enjaynes, OP – Photo of the Month – a Tie! Mindanao Bleeding-heart and Mindanao Wattled Broadbill by Robert Hutchinson – Paoay Kumakaway! by Tin Telesforo – February 2015…