March 2015

  – A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 6 American Period – by Christian Perez – Green-faced Parrotfinch Explosion in Letran Bataan by Fr. Auckhs Enjaynes, OP – Photo of the Month – a Tie! Mindanao Bleeding-heart and Mindanao Wattled Broadbill by Robert Hutchinson – Paoay Kumakaway! by Tin Telesforo – February 2015…

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Baer’s Pochard in the Last Pond in Candaba, Pampanga

Robert Hutchinson, Irene Dy, and Martin Kennewell scored big for Philippine birding with this MEGA find — a Baer’s Pochard in Candaba! The Baer’s Pochard  is one of the rarest ducks in Asia. This bird is so rare that in February 2012 a British birder flew from the UK to Japan just to see one. There are…

Gould’s Birds of Asia (1883): Luzon Bleeding Heart

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 5 1881 to 1899

by Christian Perez Christian Perez continues his series on the history of Philippine bird books. In Part 5, he sheds light on questions that have puzzled many birders such as: Why is the Mountain Leaf Warbler now called Negros Leaf Warbler? Who is this Jeffrey that the Philippine Eagle is named after? Why are there no Filipino ornithologists?…

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Photo of the Month – Saunders’s Gull

by Romy Ocon The Philippines’s best bird photographer is on a roll! This is Romy Ocon’s second country record for 2015! His first one was an Amur Falcon in January 2015, and his follow up is a Saunders’s Gull! Saunders’s Gull Saundersilarus saundersi 1st winter conservation status: vulnerable new Philippine country record Santo Tomas, La Union,…

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Birding Destination: Camp John Hay

by Maia Tañedo and Jops Josef Many people go to Baguio for its cool mountain air, pine trees, and familiar tourist sites like Camp John Hay. Maia and Jops share another side of Baguio, its birdy side! Who would have thought that there are Siberian Rubythroats and Mugimaki Flycatchers right inside Camp John Hay? Not to…

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January 2015 Roundup

January 2, 2015 – Birding with Finnish Birding LPPCHEA, Las Pinas The WBCP welcomes visiting birdwatchers to join Club activities or brings them out to our favorite sites whent he opportunity arises. We started the year with a birdwatching to the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat & Ecotourism Area with Finnish birder Anssi Kullberg. (Photo credit:…

February 2015

- Baer’s Pochard in the Last Pond in Candaba by Tonji Ramos – – A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 5 1881 to 1899 by Christian Perez – – Photo of the Month – Saunders’s Gull by Romy Ocon – – Birding Destination: Camp John Hay by Maia Tañedo and Jops Josef…