We presented our “pasalubong”  to Mayor Junichiro Hoshino of Abiko City, who we later found out has supported some JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) projects in the Philippines.  His daughter is also currently a dentist volunteer based in Cebu.

THE 16TH JAPAN BIRD FESTIVAL

WBCP Secretary Tinggay Cinco writes about the recent Japan Bird Festival which she and fellow members Babie Magadia, Ixi and Mikeli Mapua attended. The Japan Bird Festival is the biggest birdwatching  fair held  annually in Japan.  The festival’s main  goal is  conservation evolving around the theme “Coexistence of Birds and People.” First established in 2001, the…

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7TH ASIAN BIRD FAIR AT JINGSHAN COUNTY

Read about the WBCP’s participation in the 7th Asian Bird Fair in Jingshan, China as written by WBCP Secretary Tinggay Cinco. The 7th Asian Bird Fair in Jingshan County has been dubbed as the grandest Asian Bird Fair to date.  The event was held last 11-14 November at Jingshan County, Hubei, People’s Republic of China.…

WBCP President Willem van de Ven and Records Committee member Christian Perez scan the marshy grassland for new species

Zumba-Birding at the Tunasan Baywalk

By George and Manette Inocencio Zumba? While birding? We’re just kidding, of course. But if you visit this newly-identified birding spot on a weekend morning, you just might ask, “why not”? The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) is constantly on the look-out for new birding sites, which is increasingly becoming scarce in congested…

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October 2016 Roundup

Here are the past month’s activities of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines. October 1, 2016 – Coastal Clean-Up with Villar Foundation Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area, Manila Bay There was a coastal clean-up led by the Villar-SIPAG Foundation, DENR-NCR, MMDA at the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA). Proud to…

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September 2016 ROUNDUP

Collated by James Biron Here are the activities of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines the past month of September. Sept. 7 – Guided Trip for Earth Island Institute. The WBCP guided staff and volunteers from Earth Island Institute in the UP Diliman campus. Sept. 15-17 – Borneo Bird Festival. The WBCP was represented by…