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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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…

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Borneo Bird Festival 2016

WBCP President, Willem van de Ven, writes about his experience in the 8th Borneo Bird Festival and shares some photos he took of the wildlife he saw while there. The 2nd week of September means it is time for the Borneo Bird Festival! Organized by the Sandakan Borneo Bird Club, this year their 8th annual…

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Photo of the Month: Australian Pelican

by Ivan Sarenas AUSTRALIAN PELICAN Pelecanus conspicillatus September 7, 2016 Meanwhile at Sarangani… Australian Pelican, a new country record (this species had never been seen before in the country). From a supposed last sneak of birding at a reserve in Davao this morning, news of this bird prompted us to drop everything. The desire to find…

Perched and roosting Grey-faced Buzzards where easily seen from a
                              distance in the open fields and foothills of Patapat mountains in the 
                              afternoons, during the peak migration period last March.

Raptorwatch Update

by Alex Tiongco and Teresa Cervero The Philippines has on record 32 species of raptors:- 6 endemic species Philippine Eagle (Pythecophaga jefferyi) Philippine Honey-buzzard (Pernis steerei) Philippine Serpent eagle (Spilornis holospilus) Philippine Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus  philippensis) Pinsker’s Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus pinskeri) Philippine Falconet (Microhierax erythrogenys)   11 sedentary species Jerdon’s Baza (Aviceda jerdoni) Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) Grey-headed…