July 2015

All-night Owling at Angono by Christian Artuso Photo of the Month Philippine Cockatoo by Willem Van de Ven Three Day Hike Through the Mt. Iglit – Baco National Park by Alexander Elias Island Paradise Birding on Siargao by Trinket Canlas Constantino June Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron

Saunder's Gull (09 January 2015.) Photo by Rob Hutchinson.

News from the Field – April 2014 to March 2015

Compiled and edited by Rob Hutchinson and Maia Tañedo   Summarized in this article are records collected by the WBCP Records Committee and Rarities Committee that cover the period from April 2014 to March 2015.   New Country Records From April 2014 to March 2015, there have been three new country records for the Philippines. An…

From where I was posted, I had good views of the Cattle Egret nests with their young.

Nature Thrills in Tacurong

by Tin Telesforo WBCP members Tinggay Cinco and Tin Telesforo ventured to Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat to take part in the 1st Tacurong Bird Festival. The two-day event trained the spotlight on Baras Bird Sanctuary, an important roosting and breeding site for Cattle Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons. It is also the city’s most accessible ecotourism…

Sunrise at Bird Islet by Christian Perez

Photo of the Month: Sunrise on Bird Islet

by Christian Perez The Photo of the Month reminds us that the best camera is the one in you have with you. Christian Perez used an iPhone to perfectly capture the thrill and wonder of the early morning bird count at Bird Islet in Tubbataha. This was the magnificent sunrise on a magical island called Bird…

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Gino and the Cuckoo

by Juan Mesquida The Oriental and Himalayan Cuckoo were split in the 2013 WBCP Checklist. They are difficult to tell apart in the field. In this article, Juan Mesquida makes a provisional ID based on the comparative sizes of he birds. He also states however that he leaves it to the experts to decide on the…

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May 2015 Roundup

May 4, 2015 – Guided Trip organized by the Office of Administrative Services Ateneo de Manila University A guided trip was organized by the Office of Administrative Services of the Ateneo de Mania University. It was participated by 17 staff and 3 guides. Species seen include white-breasted woodswallow, yellow-vented bulbul, collared kingfisher, pied triller. May…

June 2015

News from the Field – April 2014 to March 2015 by Robert Hutchinson and Maia Tañedo Nature Thrills in Tacurong by Tin Telesforo Photo of the Month: Sunrise on Bird Islet by Christian Perez Gino and the Cuckoo by Juan Mesquida May 2015 Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron