THE 2017 AWC BALANGA, BATAAN – ANOTHER BIRDING ADVENTURE

Have you participated in the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC)? Linda Gocon shares her adventure counting waders in Balanga, Bataan in this year’s AWC. Text and photos by Linda Gocon Who would have thought that counting waterbirds could be such an adventure?  Up front it sounds a bit boring.  You picture yourself standing around for hours…

The 2nd Uttar Pradesh Bird Festival 2016

Text and photos by Mike Lu As Philippine Bird Festival founding member and now, Asian Bird Fair founding member, I have attended most of the bird festivals in the region. I was looking for  an Indian organization to invite to the Asian Bird Fair when WBCP member Gayatri Hasan introduced me to Nikhil Devasar, organizer…

January 2017 Roundup

by James Biron January 7, 2017- New Year Party Ninoy Aquino Park, Quezon City A party to start the New Year! The Wild Bird Club did not have a Christmas party and opted instead for a New Year Party. One of the activities was a repeat of the lectures by our members during the Philippine…

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…

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,…