MARCH ROUNDUP

Here are the activities the wbcp had during the past month.

MARCH ROUNDUP
Compiled by Mike Lu and Maia Tanedo

Mar. 3 – Guided Trip to Candaba. A guided trip for twenty people was conducted in Candaba, Pampanga.

Mike giving the introductory talk before birding. Photo by Maia Tanedo

Mike giving the introductory talk before birding. Photo by Maia Tanedo

Mar. 7 & 14 – Club Members Go Owling. Some members went owling in Quezon City to check out the family of Philippine Scops-Owls that have been spotted last month.

Mar. 9-10 – Raptorwatch in Tanjung Tuan, Malaysia. The WBCP was represented by Mike Lu, Gina Mapua, and Ixi Mapua in the Raptorwatch organized by Malaysia Nature Society (MNS). Mike gave a presentation about the Asian Bird Fair and Gina and Ixi joined the post-fair birdwatching trip.

International delegates who attended the Raptorwatch 2013 in Malaysia. Photo from MNS.

International delegates who attended the Raptorwatch 2013 in Malaysia. Photo from MNS.

Mar. 13-19, 24, 29-31 – Raptor Migration Count in Tanay, Rizal. A number of trips to the Pag-asa Weather Station in Tanay was organized to count the raptors during spring migration. Members who led the counts were Alex Tiongco and Randy Weisser.

Birders watching the skies and counting raptors. Photo by Tere Cervero.

Birders watching the skies and counting raptors. Photo by Tere Cervero.

A “kettle” of raptors thermalling overhead. Photo by Tere Cervero.

Mar. 17 – Visiting Birder Joins Raptorwatch. The raptorwatch was joined by visiting Spanish birder Daniel Manrique.

Mar. 17 – Meeting for the Hornbill Conference. A meeting for the upcoming Hornbill Conference was held in the home of Mike Lu. The Hornbill Conference will be held for the first time in the Philippines on April 24-26, 2013.

Hornbill Conference poster

Mar. 23 – Visiting Birder from India. WBCP member Irene Dy accompanied visiting Indian birder Jaydev Nancey to the La Mesa Ecopark.

Mar. 23 – Birdwatching and Snake Awareness Talk in Ayala Westgrove. The Ayala Westgrove community invited members from the WBCP to conduct an introductory talk about birdwatching followed by a bird walk in their neighborhood. WBCP member Drew Galano and his veterinary friend, Doc Arcy, conducted a snake awareness talk and brought live snakes too.

Mikeli letting some kids touch the snake that Drew had brought to the talk. Photo by Jops Josef.

Mikeli letting some kids touch the snake that Drew had brought to the talk. Photo by Jops Josef.

Jops Josef gives an introductory talk about some of the birds that can be seen in the neighborhood. Photo by Maia Tanedo.

Jops Josef gives an introductory talk about some of the birds that can be seen in the neighborhood. Photo by Maia Tanedo.

Mar. 24 – Club Trip to Mt. Palay-Palay. Seven birders drove to Mt. Palay-Palay in Cavite to check out if any migrating raptors could be seen as well as to check it out as a possible site for the field trip during the upcoming Hornbill Conference in April.

Birders waiting for raptors under the shade. Photo by Vincent Lao

Birders waiting for raptors under the shade. Photo by Vincent Lao

Mar. 31 – Easter Sunday Guided Trip in La Mesa Ecopark. Close to 30 people joined the guided birdwatching trip in the La Mesa Ecopark on the afternoon of Easter Sunday. Almost all participants got good views of the Ashy Ground-Thrush and Red-bellied Pitta – such wonderful lifers! The volunteer guides then had dinner at the home of WBCP member Cess Chua.

Mike giving the introductory talk about birding. Photo by Jun Osano.

Mike giving the introductory talk about birding. Photo by Jun Osano.

Guides and participants birding in the LMEP mini-forest. Photo by Jun Osano.

Guides and participants birding in the LMEP mini-forest. Photo by Jun Osano.

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