RARE MIGRATORY BIRD SPECIES SIGHTED ON FLIGHT OVER PAMPANGA ISLET

By Lu-Ann Fuentes-Bajarias Credit: Philippine Daily Inquirer, where this story first ran on January 15, 2019 (Ref: goo.gl/Xm1Eck).   EAST ASIAN-AUSTRALASIAN FLYWAY     Three globally endangered black-faced spoonbills (Platalea minor) were seen flying over Bangkung Malapad islet in Sasmuan town, Pampanga province, on January 12, more than 100 years after its last recorded sighting in Manila Bay.   The…

AWC 2019 WBCP Summary

Here is a summary of the Asian Waterbird Census counts that the WBCP participated in this 2019. Information included below are from those groups who submitted their total counts and photos for their respective trips. 9 January 2019 at Pacific Farms, Pangasinan. Total Count – 2,673 11 January 2019 at Taliptip River-Bulakan, Bulacan. Total Waterbird…

January-February 2019 Roundup

Compiled by Mike Lu It has been a very busy January and February for the club. Here is the list of activities: Jan 6 – WBCP New Year Party Jan 9 – AWC Pacific Farms, Bolinao, Pangasinan Jan 11 – AWC, Pampanga River, Macabebe, Pampanga Jan 12 – simultaneous AWC in the following sites: Balanga,…

Hardcore Birding: Mindanao Edition

Text and photos by Pete Simpson This was a Wild Bird Club Philippines trip with three members from Manila (Willem van de Ven, Janjaap Brinkman, and Nikki Dyanne Realubit) and one from Thailand (Gawin Chutima). It was a condensed version of my previous tour, Mt Talomo from Davao, to ComVal via Panabo and PICOP ending…

See You Later, Pollinator!

Text by Nikki Dyanne Realubit Photos by Brian Ellis, Chris Baterina, Djop Tabaranza, George Inocencio, John Ricarte, Manette Inocencio, Merlijn van Weerd and Willem van de Ven Hi everyone! Brr, its cold outside. Are you like me, snuggling into your blankets at the start of the day, or dreamily staring out into space thinking of…