October 2017 Round-Up

Here are the activities the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines had in the past month.

October 7, 2017  – Guided Trip for UP Mountaineers
University of the Philippines, Quezon City

Part of the UP Mountaineers activities for their applicants is a birdwalk in the UP Diliman campus with WBCP volunteers guiding the applicants.

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Photo by Rei Bautista

OCT7 UPM Guided Trip (1)

Photo by Rei Bautista

October 7, 2017 – 1st Saturday Birdwatching by WBCP-Davao
Philippine Eagle Center, Davao City

The WBCP-Davao group held its monthly 1st Saturday Birdwatching activity with a big group attending this month’s event.

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Chinese Sparrowhawk, our first and closest, but just one of 15 that passed over the group. Photo by Pete Simpson

OCT7 Malagos

Photo by Pete Simpson

October 8, 2017 – Guided Trip at the Greenbelt Park
Makati City

WBCP volunteers, headed by Anna Gonzales, together with Ayala Land Sustainability unit, AyalaMalls Greenbelt, held a morning bird walk at Greenbelt in Makati, as part of ongoing initiatives with Architecture Steiner on Place as Memory, Memory as Place.

OCT8 Greenbelt

Photo by Trinket Constantino

October 8, 2017 – WBCP Execom Meeting
M Cafe, Makati

After the guided birdwalk in Greenbelt, Makati, Execom members had a meeting at the M Cafe.

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Photo by Anna Gonzales

October 20-22, 2017 – 9th Borneo Bird Festival
Imago Mall, Sabah, Malaysia

The WBCP attended the recent 9th Borneo Bird Festival and participated in the various activities during the event.

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Photo from Karen Ochavo

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Photo from Karen Ochavo

October 21-22, 2017 – Taipei International Birdwatching Fair
Guandu Nature Park, Taipei, Taiwan

The WBCP also participated in the Taipei International Birdwatching Fair in Guandu Nature Park, Taiwan.

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Photo from Tinggay Cinco

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Photo from Tinggay Cinco

October 24-28, 2017 – Birdwatching with CMS Participants
LPPCHEA, Balanga City, and Taal Lake

As part of the activities of the 12th Conference of Parties (COP12) on the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), delegates and guests of the conference joined a number of birdwatching trips in various site, guided by volunteers of the WBCP.

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WBCP volunteers and CMS delegates birding in LPPCHEA. Photo by Mike Lu

October 24-28, 2017 –  12th Conference of Parties (COP12) on the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals
PICC, Manila

Some WBCP members attended the recent CMS-COP in the PICC, Manila. A full article about the event coming up in next month’s issue of eBON.

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Arne Jensen, WBCP Records Committee Chair, presenting a report on migratory birds monitoring in the Philippines. Photo by Karen Ochavo

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WBCP members attending the CMS-COP. Photo from Karen Ochavo

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