FEBRUARY ROUNDUP

FEBRUARY 2013 ROUNDUP
Compiled by Mike Lu and Maia Tanedo

Feb. 2 – Guided Trip to Candaba. Subic-based WBCP member Tony Wong brought along his colleagues from work to go birdwatching in Candaba. Species seen include Pied Harrier, Philippine Duck, Wandering Whistling Duck, and Green-winged Teal.
Birding along the roads in Candaba. Photo by Maia Tanedo.

Birding along the roads in Candaba. Photo by Maia Tanedo.

Feb. 3 – Guided trip to Anvaya Cove, Subic Bay. Attended by 30 participants. Species seen Great-eared Nightjar, Brahminy Kite, Pied Triller

Feb. 6 – Club Trip to Navotas. More birders went to explore the Tanza, Navotas mudflats and were able to see Chinese Egrets.

Happy group of birders in Navotas. Photo from Tinggay Cinco.

Happy group of birders in Navotas. Photo from Tinggay Cinco.

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Birders near the bamboo bridge take one last look at the Chinese Egret. Photo by Tinggay Cinco.

Feb. 6-8 – Asian Waterbird Census in the San Roque Dam, Pangasinan.

Feb. 9 – Guided Trip in Candaba. WBCP member Linda Gocon organized a guided birdwatching trip to Candaba for a group of missionaries.

Feb. 15-17 – Ocular trip for bird festival venue in Zamboanga City. WBCP officers flew to Zamboanga upon the invitation of Region IX Regional Director June Bugante to check out possible sites for the upcoming Philippine Bird Fest.

Posing in front of the Zamboanga City Hall. Frome L-R: Joel Baysa, Mike, Gina Mapua, Maia Tanedo, June Bugante, Mike Lu. Photo from Maia Tanedo.

Posing in front of the Zamboanga City Hall. Frome L-R: Joel Baysa, Mike dela Cruz, Gina Mapua, Maia Tanedo, June Bugante, Mike Lu. Photo from Maia Tanedo.

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Meeting with Zamboanga City Mayor Celso Lobregat. From L to R: June Bugante (DOT), Mike Lu, Mayor Lobregat, Gina Mapua, Maia Tanedo, Jops Josef. Photo from Maia Tanedo.

Feb. 18-19 – Visiting birder. Visiting birder, Malcolm Gregory, was accompanied by WBCP members to Candaba, La Mesa Ecopark, and Angono Petroglyphs.

Feb. 25-26 – Asian Waterbird Census in Sual Powerplant.

Feb. 28 – Clup Trip to La Vista, Quezon City. A club trip was organized by Jops Josef to see the family of Philippine Scops-Owls inside the La Vista subdivision. Visiting birder, Brendan Sloan, was able to join the group.

Feb. 22 & 28 – WBCP Attends Hearing. Some members of the WBCP attends the hearing at the Court of Appeals to listen to Prof. Agerico de Villa testify as head of the review committee that approved the ECC for the reclamation project adjacent to the  Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area.

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