WBCP 14th Anniversary and General Assembly

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines celebrated its 14th anniversary and had its annual General Assembly last July 23 at the Biodiversity Management Bureau’s Training Center in Quezon City. As always, it was an activity-filled afternoon for the birders and special guests. The program was hosted by Diuvs de Jesus, Karen Ochavo, and Martha…

WBCP soars on Wings of KKB

by Tin Telesforo Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) members Willem van de Ven, Arnel Telesforo, and Christine Telesforo finished second in the 2017 Selangor International Bird Race held on 22-23 April 2017 in Malaysia. Covering the town of Kuala Kubu Bahru and Fraser’s Hill in Hulu Selangor, the race had participants from the…

Coming in November: 8th Asian Bird Fair – Ulsan!

The Asian Bird Fair (ABF) is an annual bird fair that is held in a different Asian city every year.  The  ABF highlights the different bird festivals in Asia and seeks to promote birdwatching and conservation in the Asian region.  The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines is one of the founding organizations and hosted…

Painting Landscapes as a Birdwatcher

Painting Landscapes as a Birdwatcher by Cristina Cinco This is the first part of Cristina, also known as Tinggay, Cinco’s article mini-series on painting and birdwatching. I have been a birdwatcher for almost ten years now. Having travelled to several provinces in the Philippines, I have witnessed the most inspirational landscapes, from the subtle lighting…

Bird Photo of the Month: Flame-breasted Fruit Dove

Photo by Rob Hutchinson Flame-breasted Fruit Dove Ptilinopus marchei Mt. Polis, Luzon January 2017 “”The Flame-breasted Fruit Dove is a shy inhabitant of the high mountains of Luzon, it usually prefers to hide among the mossy boughs of the forest but this one was tempted out to feed on the delicious Bugnay fruits. It’s a sexy…

June 2017 Roundup

June 2017 Roundup of Activities June 13, 2017 – Monthly Birdwatching at Philippine Eagle Center Davao City The WBCP-Davao conducted their monthly birdwatching trip in the Philippine Eagle Center in June to coincide with the culmination of Philippine Eagle Week and Family Day at the PEC. Their activity was attended by a crew from PTV-4.…

Bird Photo of the Month: Masked Booby

Photo by Willem van de Ven Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Bird Islet, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park May 2017 “The Masked Booby used to occur in greater numbers in the Philippines, until they were extirpated several years ago. Hopefully, this lone male is the first of more of its kind to come back. For the meantime…