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July 2015 Roundup

July 11, 2015 – 12th General Assembly and Club Anniversary Party La Vista Club House, Quezon City The 12th General Assembly was a well-attended event with some members coming in from the different provinces – Richard Ruiz (Ilocos Norte), Charlie and Cathy Gapuz Te (La Union), Bob Natural (Mindoro), Gina Mapua (Batangas), Felix Servita (Albay).  President Gina Mapua…

The early morning views of the Philippine Eagle-Owls were the best for photography.

All-night Owling at Angono

by Christian Artuso Dr. Christian Artuso is the Manitoba Program Manager of Bird Studies Canada. He is an ornithologist, wildlife photographer and birder. He has a special interest in owls and his thesis was on the Eastern Screech Owl. He is so passionate about owls that he happily and willingly spent the night at the Angono Petroglyphs…

Philippine Cockatoo. Photo by Willem Van de Ven.

Photo of the Month: Philippine Cockatoo

by Willem Van d Ven WBCP Vice-President Willem Van de Ven was in Narra, Palawan with a small WBCP contingent to support the Katala Foundation’s 9th Katala Day and mini-birdfest. While he was there, he was treated to amazing views of the endearing Philippine Cockatoo.   The Critically Endangered Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropya) is quite at…

Mindoro Hornbill

Three Day Hike Through the Mt. Iglit – Baco National Park

by Alexander A. Elias Alexander Elias writes about his 3-day hike to Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park in Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro last April 2015. As a biologist and birdwatcher, he makes keen observations about the birds, wildlife, and disturbing conditions of the forest at the park. Information on planing a trip to Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park…

Rufous Hornbill

Island Paradise Birding on Siargao

by Trinket Canlas Constantino Trinket encourages WBCP members to visit Siargao, Surigao del Norte for an amazing birdwatching experience with beautiful scenery and friendly locals. See the bottom of the article for information on how to arrange your own paradise birding trip! The Katala Foundation (www.philippinecockatoo.org/) has always been a close partner of the WBCP in…

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June 2015 Roundup

June 14, 2015 – Guided trip to Georgia Club Sta. Rosa, Laguna Georgia Club (a real-estate development under Vista Land) invited the Club to visit their property and introduce birdwatching to their staff and brokers. Tinggay Cinco, Nina Lim, Mitz de los Reyes, Robert Montgomery and Mike Lu led the group with an introduction to…

July 2015

All-night Owling at Angono by Christian Artuso Photo of the Month Philippine Cockatoo by Willem Van de Ven Three Day Hike Through the Mt. Iglit – Baco National Park by Alexander Elias Island Paradise Birding on Siargao by Trinket Canlas Constantino June Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron