APRIL ROUNDUP

april was another busy month for the wbcp. here is a summary of the activities during the past month.

APRIL ROUNDUP

Compiled by Mike Lu and Maia Tanedo

April 5-6 – Trip with Visiting Birders. Visiting birders from Taiwan and Hong Kong were brought to the La Mesa Ecopark and Subic for their first-time birding in the Philippines.

Group photo after birding. From L-R: Dave Irving, Maia Tanedo, Jops Josef, Eric To, Penn To. Photo from Eric To.

Group photo after birding. From L-R: Dave Irving, Maia Tanedo, Jops Josef, Eric To, Penn To. Photo from Eric To.

April 6 – Records Committee Meeting. The WBCP Records Committee had a meeting in the residence of Mike Lu.

Some members of the WBCP Records Committee meeting. From L-R: Arne Jensen, Tinggay Cinco, Rob Hutchinson, Mike Lu, Christian Perez, Leni Sutcliffe, Mark Jason Villa. Photo by Maia Tanedo.

Some members of the WBCP Records Committee meeting. From L-R: Arne Jensen, Tinggay Cinco, Rob Hutchinson, Mike Lu, Christian Perez, Leni Sutcliffe, Mark Jason Villa. Photo by Maia Tanedo.

April 7 – Ocular trip to Timberland in San Mateo, Rizal. Some members of the WBCP were invited to do an ocular and informal bird survey of the Timberland subdivision in San Mateo, Rizal

Some members of the WBCP were invited to do an ocular and informal bird survey of the Timberland subdivision in San Mateo, Rizal. Photo by Vincent Lao.

Birding along the road in Timberland. Photo by Vincent Lao.

April 20 – Earth Day Celebration at Arroceros Forest Park, Manila. The WBCP was once again invited to participate in the Earth Day activities in the Arroceros Park in Manila. Volunteers offered coloring activities in the WBCP booth.

Mike Lu posing with one participant and her finished coloring sheet. Photo by Tinggay Cinco.

Mike Lu posing with one participant and her finished coloring sheet. Photo by Tinggay Cinco.

April 20 – Earth Day Celebration at the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area.

April 21 – Guided Trip with He Cares Foundation in UP Diliman. A guided trip was organized for the children under the He Cares Foundation. They went around UP Diliman and had a simple snack afterwards.

Birding with the children under He Cares Foundation. Photo by Maia Tanedo.

Birding with the children under He Cares Foundation. Photo by Maia Tanedo.

Group photo with the kids. Photo by Jun Osano.

Group photo with the kids. Photo by Jun Osano.

April 24 – Opening Ceremonies for the International Hornbill Conference at the Ayala Museum. The keynote addresses were held in the afternoon of the 24th to formally open the 6th International Hornbill Conference. These were followed with the book launching of “Hornbills of the World” and the exhibit in the Ayala Museum was formally opened.

Anna Gonzales and Mike Lu pose with the Tarictic dancers from Polilio Islands.

Anna Gonzales and Mike Lu pose with the Tarictic dancers from Polilio Islands. Photo by Marites Falcon.

Opening of the Hornbill Exhibit at the Ayala Museum. Cutting the ribbon are Dr. Woraphat Arthayukti and Mr. Randy David. Photo by Marites Falcon.

Opening of the Hornbill Exhibit at the Ayala Museum. Cutting the ribbon are Dr. Woraphat Arthayukti (Hornbill Research Foundation) and special guest Mr. Randy David. Photo by Marites Falcon.

April 25-26 – 6th International Hornbill Conference at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati. Delegates from different countries converged to present their papers and posters during the Hornbill Conference.

Group photo of the delegates, organizers, and volunteers. Photo by Anthony Arbias.

Group photo of the delegates, organizers, and volunteers. Photo by Anthony Arbias.

One of the presentations during the two-day conference. Photo by Anthony Arbias.

One of the presentations during the two-day conference. Photo by Anthony Arbias.

April 27 – Post-conference Trip to Mt. Palay-Palay, Cavite. A number of delegates of the Hornbill Conference had a post-conference birding trip to Mt. Palay-Palay in Cavite in hopes of seeing the Luzon (Tarictic) Hornbill. The group was treated to great views of a male Tarictic plus other birds.

Group shot in Caylabne Bay Resort. Photo from Anthony Arbias.

Group shot in Caylabne Bay Resort. Photo from Anthony Arbias.

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