The Manila Bay Experience

The Manila Bay Experience By: Cristina R. Cinco Let the quest for the water birds begin!  Manila Bay covers more than 1,900 square kilometres and has a coastline of 190 kilometers spanning  the provinces of Cavite and Metro Manila in the east, Bulacan and Pampanga in the north and Bataan in the west/northwest.  The varied…

February 2017 Roundup

FEBRUARY 2017 ROUNDUP by James Biron February 3, 2017 – Wild for Wetlands St Paul’s College, Parañaque The Wild for Wetlands Fair happened last Feb 3, 2017 at St. Paul’s College in Parañaque. There were venue changes, but the organizers finally settled on Fr. di Francia Center of Studies in Sucat. The day started slow but…

Bird Photo of the Month: Dunlin

Photo by Rob Hutchinson DUNLIN Calidris alpina Manila Bay, Bulacan First spotted on 18 February 2017 by Mark Villa, Arne Jensen, and Tinggay Cinco, this sighting of the Dunlin is the fourth record of the species in the Philippines. Days after the initial sighting, as many as 9 Dunlins were spotted in the same area…

30th Bird Race in Fraser’s Hill

WBCP President Willem van de Ven writes about the recently concluded Bird Race in Fraser’s Hill in Malaysia.  By Willem van de Ven The Malaysian Nature Society hosted their annual bird race for the 30th time at Fraser’s Hill, Pahang province, Peninsular Malaysia. The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines was invited and attended by…

AWC and World Wetlands Day at Naujan Lake National Park

ASIAN WATERBIRD CENSUS AND WORLD WETLANDS DAY CELEBRATION AT NAUJAN LAKE NATIONAL PARK Naujan Lake National Park, Oriental Mindoro January 20 and February 02, 2017 by Bob Natural The Naujan Lake National Park is the fifth largest lake in the Philippines covering a total area of about 21,665 hectares declared by virtue of Proclamation No.…

AWC in PAGBILAO, QUEZON

Asian Waterbird Census in Pagbilao, Quezon by Jasmin Meren It is that time of the year again when Philippine birders flock to wetlands to check the presence of our feathered winter visitors. I looked around inside the van and found my fellow volunteers chatting cheerily as we made our way from our respective pick-up locations.…

THE 2017 AWC BALANGA, BATAAN – ANOTHER BIRDING ADVENTURE

Have you participated in the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC)? Linda Gocon shares her adventure counting waders in Balanga, Bataan in this year’s AWC. Text and photos by Linda Gocon Who would have thought that counting waterbirds could be such an adventure?  Up front it sounds a bit boring.  You picture yourself standing around for hours…