Birds of the Month: Baikal Teal and Falcated Duck

One of great things about being in a bird club is the constant stream of bird information being shared among its members. This month, WBCP members went on high alert when a Baikal Teal and Falcated Duck were spotted in Candaba. There was also a Black-faced Spoonbill, but not many members were able to see…

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10 Years of Philippine Bird Festivals

by Mike Lu Mike Lu looks back at 10 years of Philippine Bird Festivals celebrating country’s natural treasures and spreading the joy of birdwatching  to different provinces across the Philippines.  The Philippine Bird Festival was the Wild Bird Club’s response to the World Bank Environmental Champion award that we received a few months earlier in…

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Video Coverage of the 10th Philippine Bird Festival in Bataan

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines held the 10th Philippine Bird Festival in Balanga, Bataan in December 2015. Relive the fun and excitement in these videos! Coverage by China Central Television News (CCTV)  Bird lovers from around the world hope to encourage young Filipinos to take part in conservation efforts at the 10th Philippine Bird Festival.…

Philip spoke about the transformational power of travel and communing with nature and how ecotourism is the better way to travel.

10th PBF Bataan: Ecotourism Forum

A special educational offering of the Philippine Bird Festival, the Ecotourism Forum is designed to be an avenue for ecotourism practitioners and strategists from across Asia to exchange best practices and success stories that instruct and inspire ideas.   Among the special educational offerings of the Philippine Bird Festival (PBF) is the Ecotourism Forum. First held…

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December 2015 Roundup

December 2, 2015 – Press conference for the 10th Philippine Bird Festival – Bataan Kamuning Cafe, Quezon City Press conference for the 10th Philippine Bird Festival – Bataan at the Kamuning Cafe on December 2 with Balanga City Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III, former Senator NIkki Coseteng, WBCP president Gina Mapua and moderated by Wilson…

Jelaine Gan in Chumphon, Thailand.

My Amazing Thailand Raptor Adventure

by Jelaine Gan WBCP Raptor Group’s young member Jelaine Gan spreads her wings to Thailand! She provides thoughtful insights about studying raptors, doing research about raptors in the Philippines, meeting fellow raptor enthusiasts, and going raptor watching in Thailand. The 9th ARRCN Symposium in Chumphon, Thailand was an adventure of many firsts. It was my first trip…

Canvasback Ducks. Photo by Richard Ruiz.

Photo of the Month: Canvasback Duck*

by Richard Ruiz The Rarities Master of the North has struck again! This time with a likely country record upon confirmation of the ID by the WBCP Rarities Committee! Canvasback Ducks are usually found in the United States and Canada. These two females flew a long, long way over! CANVASBACK DUCK* Aythya valisineria two females Paoay Lake, Ilocos…