October 2017 Round-Up

Here are the activities the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines had in the past month. October 7, 2017  – Guided Trip for UP Mountaineers University of the Philippines, Quezon City Part of the UP Mountaineers activities for their applicants is a birdwalk in the UP Diliman campus with WBCP volunteers guiding the applicants. October 7,…

Where Hornbills Fly: The Royal Belum International Hornbill Expedition

Where Hornbills Fly: The Royal Belum International Hornbill Expedition by Trinket Constantino with Photos from Michael Lu, Wichyanan Limparungpatthanakij, Andrew Sebastian, Adri and Trinket Constantino We were off to the “Hornbill Capital of the World”! Royal Belum State Park in Perak, Malaysia is known to be the world’s oldest rainforest, estimated to be over 130…

Drawing Inspiration from Nature

Drawing Inspiration from Nature by Cristina R. Cinco*** Nature has inspired artists for centuries.   As a birdwatcher I am often faced with very interesting subjects for my watercolour paintings while birding in forests,  wetlands or even right  from my very own gardens.  My camera becomes the best equipment to record sightings of attractive flowers, unusual…

New Birding Haven in Infanta, Quezon

New Birding Haven in Infanta, Quezon by George and Manette Inocencio A lightly-used stretch of Marilaque Highway in Infanta, Quezon is recently enjoying a surge in popularity among local bird lovers due to sightings of several uncommon endemic species, and the relatively easy roadside birding. Bird photographers were the first to notice the area’s potential…

September 2017 Round-Up

Here’s a look at the WBCP’s activities the past month of September: September 2 – 1st Saturday Birdwatching Trip in Malagos WBCP-Davao conducted its monthly birdwatching trip in Malagos in cooperation with volunteers from the Philippine Eagle Foundation. More than 35 people joined the trip, recording 25 species seen and heard including White-throated Kingfisher, Rufous-lored…

Two New Philippine Endemic Species: Grey-rumped Swiftlet and Ridgetop Swiftlet

Two New Philippine Endemic Species: Grey-rumped Swiftlet and Ridgetop Swiftlet by Christian Perez Glossy Swiftlet Split: the Short Story The International Ornithological Union (known as IOC) has just released a taxonomic update where the Glossy Swiftlet is split into eight different species, of which two are Philippine endemics: Grey-rumped Swiftlet (Collocalia marginata), which ranges in…