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THE HISTORY CORNER: THE SARUS CRANE ILLUSTRATED IN 1847

Christian Perez writes his first article for a new eBON series, The History Corner. In this feature, he features the Sarus Crane. I purchased the book Old Manila by Carlos Quirino, Manila, 2016 (first published in 1971) last December and was fascinated by the illustration reproduced here. It is a watercolor painted in 1847 by…

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Masungi Georeserve Rocks!

Text by Nikki Dyanne Realubit | Photos by Willem van de Ven Situated just an hour’s drive outside of Metro Manila, the Masungi Georeserve covers 1500+ hectares of limestone rocks along the Marcos Highway on the way to Infanta, Quezon. These limestone rocks are unique in that they are of the Paleocene and Eocene period,…

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December 2016 Roundup

Here are the activities the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines had this December 2016. December 2, 2016 2nd Uttar Pradesh Bird Festival Chambal Safari Lodge, Mela Kothi, Uttar Pradesh India December 9, 2016 Ibong Dayo Festival Balanga, Bataan The WBCP participated in the 7th Ibong Dayo Festival in Balanga, Bataan. This year’s theme is…

We presented our “pasalubong”  to Mayor Junichiro Hoshino of Abiko City, who we later found out has supported some JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) projects in the Philippines.  His daughter is also currently a dentist volunteer based in Cebu.

THE 16TH JAPAN BIRD FESTIVAL

WBCP Secretary Tinggay Cinco writes about the recent Japan Bird Festival which she and fellow members Babie Magadia, Ixi and Mikeli Mapua attended. The Japan Bird Festival is the biggest birdwatching  fair held  annually in Japan.  The festival’s main  goal is  conservation evolving around the theme “Coexistence of Birds and People.” First established in 2001, the…

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7TH ASIAN BIRD FAIR AT JINGSHAN COUNTY

Read about the WBCP’s participation in the 7th Asian Bird Fair in Jingshan, China as written by WBCP Secretary Tinggay Cinco. The 7th Asian Bird Fair in Jingshan County has been dubbed as the grandest Asian Bird Fair to date.  The event was held last 11-14 November at Jingshan County, Hubei, People’s Republic of China.…