Two New Philippine Endemic Species: Grey-rumped Swiftlet and Ridgetop Swiftlet

Two New Philippine Endemic Species: Grey-rumped Swiftlet and Ridgetop Swiftlet by Christian Perez Glossy Swiftlet Split: the Short Story The International Ornithological Union (known as IOC) has just released a taxonomic update where the Glossy Swiftlet is split into eight different species, of which two are Philippine endemics: Grey-rumped Swiftlet (Collocalia marginata), which ranges in…

Sir JC’s R.O.X .Thursday Talk “Avian Farmers of the Philippine Rainforest : Saving the Walden’s Hornbill from Extinction”

Sir JC’s R.O.X .Thursday Talk “Avian Farmers of the Philippine Rainforest : Saving the Walden’s Hornbill from Extinction” by Nikdye Realubit-van de Ven R.O. X. holds a weekly, sometimes monthly, talk on Thursday nights about different outdoor sports related topics the most recent being bike safety. Last August 31, 2017 bird watching was the week’s…

The Joy of Illustrating Birds

The Joy of Illustrating Birds by Cristina Cinco My discovery of bird illustrations came much later in my life as an artist. Yes, I have often attempted but the results were not to my personal satisfaction.   I only discovered the technique of drawing birds after I participated in the 15th Japan Bird Festival in November…

Bird Photo of the Month: Purple-throated Sunbird

Photo by Chris Baterina Purple-throated Sunbird Leptocoma sperata Brgy. Cabaritan, Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur August 2017 “Sunbirds are so small that they are more [often] heard than seen. Upon hearing that high pitched one-note call, you can easily find them [usually] where the flowers are. The Purple-throated Sunbird is a joy to see because of…

August 2017 Round-Up

August 2017 Round-up of Activities Here’s what’s been happening with the WBCP the past month! August 2 – Ocular Trip to Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club Mike Lu visited the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club to speak with the new Environmental Officer Maricar Odon and introduce her to birdwatching.  The Club has been invited…

July 2017 Roundup

JULY 2017 Roundup of Activities July 01, 2017 – WBCP-Davao Monthly Birdwatching Malagos, Davao The WBCP-Davao in partnership with the Philippine Eagle Foundation held their monthly birdwatching trip in Malagos. Joining them were 50 students and faculty of Holy Cross school bringing the total participants to 60 people. They recorded 34 species seen and heard,…