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,…

Babblers, Sunbirds, and Volcano: A Trip Up Lake Holon

Babblers, Sunbirds, and Volcanos: A Trip Up Lake Holon by Forest Jarvis Though I’ve been living in Mindanao for a year now, I haven’t had nearly as much of an opportunity as I’d like to see the good local endemics- something to do with my poor decision of getting a job that has nothing to…

Tubbataha Reefs

Tubbataha Reefs by Willem van de Ven One of the few RAMSAR sites in the country, and an incredibly important breeding site for several sea bird species, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park has much more to offer than only looking at fish under the water. Luckily, the Philippine Government had realized this a long time…

The 11th Katala Festival

The 11th Katala Festival by Martha Tan with photos from Martha Tan, Karen Ochavo, Diuvs de Jesus, Willem van de Ven Early mornings hold a certain aspect of reality that many live most their lives missing out on. It is filled with this serene presence of all other life. Running its own course, at its…

Bird Photo of the Month: Walden’s Hornbill

Photo by Wenxing Pan Walden’s Hornbill Aceros waldeni Alegre, Sebaste, Panay Island April 2017 “The Walden’s Hornbill (Aceros waldeni), locally called dulungan, is critically endangered. This picture was taken at the project site of PhilinCon near Alegre, Sebaste which is north west of Panay Island. Thanks to the impressive conservation work of PhilinCon, especially the…

WBCP 14th Anniversary and General Assembly

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines celebrated its 14th anniversary and had its annual General Assembly last July 23 at the Biodiversity Management Bureau’s Training Center in Quezon City. As always, it was an activity-filled afternoon for the birders and special guests. The program was hosted by Diuvs de Jesus, Karen Ochavo, and Martha…