Canvasback Ducks. Photo by Richard Ruiz.

Photo of the Month: Canvasback Duck*

by Richard Ruiz The Rarities Master of the North has struck again! This time with a likely country record upon confirmation of the ID by the WBCP Rarities Committee! Canvasback Ducks are usually found in the United States and Canada. These two females flew a long, long way over! CANVASBACK DUCK* Aythya valisineria two females Paoay Lake, Ilocos…

The Philippine delegation at the 9th ARRCN Symposium

9th ARRCN Symposium 2015, Chumphon, Thailand

by Alex Tiongco and Teresa Cervero    It’s not too soon to start thinking about the 10th ARRCN Symposium that will be held in Davao City, Philippines in 2017! Here’s a look at what went on during the 9th ARRCN Symposium in Chumphon, Thailand. The 9th ARRCN Symposium was held at Chumphon, Thailand from 21st…


Learnings from the Manila Bay Seminar

by Gina Mapua Last October 21, the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the DENR invited WBCP President Gina Mapua to a seminar on “Ecosystem Services, Dynamics and Threats to the Shoreline and Intertidal Areas of Manila Bay”. There were several speakers and she summarizes their talks in this article.   Coastal and Offshore Sedimentation in Manila Bay Dr. Fernando…


November 2015 Roundup

October 31-November 1, 2015 – 6th Asian Bird Fair Singapore Botanic Garden Singapore The 6th Asian Bird Fair was hosted by the Nature Society (Singapore), the last of the founding members to host an ABF. The two-day event held at the Botany Center of the Singapore Botanic Gardens was opened by Senior Minister of State Desmond…

December 2015

My Amazing Thailand Raptor Adventure by Jelaine Gan Photo of the Month: Canvasback Duck by Richard Ruiz 9th ARRCN Symposium 2015, Chumphon, Thailand by Alex Tiongco and Teresa Cervero Learnings from the Manila Bay Seminar by Gina Mapua November 2015 Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron

Watching raptors at the adams viewpoint with the ARRCN team.

Project Northern Light Lecture Series on Migratory Raptors 2015

by Tere Cervero and Melanie Tan It’s hard to keep track of the action-packed schedule of the WBCP Raptor Group! In October, the WBCP Raptor Group together with ARRCN held a three part series lecture series on raptors in Northwestern University, Laoag; Cagayan State University, Sanchez Mira; and Pannzian Beach Resort, Adams. They distributed raptor…

Up and about. Photo by Mark B.

The Beach Thick-knee Twitch

by Kitty Arce Two birders grab a chance to take a trip to faraway island on the off-chance that a bird that was reported two weeks before is still there. What they experience is the magic of being in a beautiful setting where wildlife and nature are valued and protected.   Birding, parenting, and a hectic work life…