eBON the Monthly Newsletter of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines

Welcome to eBON, the online newsletter of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines.

Visit us regularly to read new and original articles about wild birds, birdwatching in the Philippines, and more written by the members and friends of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines. Learn about the Philippines and its wonderful birds by reading eBON!

eBON: What’s in a name?

eBON is a playful take on the Filipino word “ibon” which means “bird” used for the WBCP newsletter to show the electronic means of publishing and sharing of content


Meet the eBON 2019 Team

eBON is powered by WBCP volunteers who share the time and talent in putting together and producing bimonthly issues of the newsletter. Here are the current members of the eBON team:

Vincent Alinan handles the Newbie Notes which are a collection of thoughts and stories from someone who finally found an outdoor activity to engage in: birding. He works as a media transcriptionist and considers himself a casual birder. Aside from birding, Vincent also likes anime, plastic scale building, and toy collecting.

Ruth Francisco collates personal info and short narratives of WBCP members for eBon’s Birder Profiles section. A social sector economist by profession, she considers herself as a dude birder and an occasional twitcher. 

Mike Lu is currently the President of the WBCP and handles the eBON Roundup which is a brief summary of club activities the past two months. He is a businessman by profession and considers himself a “holier than thou” and “purer than pure” birder. You can ask him to elaborate on that the next time you see him in a birding trip or club activity.

Nikki Dyanne Realubit is a Wildlife Biologist who writes The Daydreaming Biologist column which focuses on the nitty gritty of wildlife science focusing on natural history, hopefully translating hard to digest lectures/seminars/material into something that the discerning reader can appreciate. Nikdye considers herself as a hard core biologist-slash-vacationist birder-slash-wife to hard core birder.

Maia Tañedo is the current editor of eBON and writes the Birdwatching 101 column where she shares basic information about birding. An educator by profession, she considers herself, currently, as a frustrated birder, wishing she had more time to go birding as much as she wants to but makes do with the occasional adventure here and there.

Jon Villasper handles the Destinations feature of eBON which focuses on birding sites in the Philippines. A geographer and spatial data specialist by profession, he considers himself a cheapskate birder who wouldn’t go on a trip if it goes beyond P500.  Incidentally, and more importantly though, he also prides himself for being a jinx birder. Don’t bird with him if you have your sights on ticking a rare bird.