WBCP Monthly Round-up of Club Activities– August 2021

By Mike Lu and Bayani Barcenas

August 5 – LPPWP PAMB meeting

WBCP, represented by Mike Lu, attended the 3rd quarter Las Pinas-Paranaque Wetland Park Protected Area Management Board meeting.  The meeting agenda included the endorsement and affirmation of the new Protected Area Superintendent Aleine Miranda, the presentation and approval of the new LPPWP logo, update on the construction of the Wetland Center and presentation of the Protected Area Management Plan.     

Las Pinas-Paranaque Wetland Park

August 14 – Kapihan with Arnel Telesforo on Bird Photography Tips, Part 1

Pictures help with bird identification and since some birders also wield cameras, why not make the most of it? Time to be weaned from the Auto Mode!  This Kapihan started off with a presentation by Arnel Telesforo on the basics of photography – the triad of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. After that, it was an open discussion with Q & A and actual practice with our cameras.   

August 21 – Kapihan with Rodec de la Cruz on Bird photography tips, part 2

The Kapihan happens once every two weeks, but the excitement generated by the photography for birdwatchers session called for a follow-up session the succeeding week.  This time the Kapihanwas moved to the afternoon for our main speaker Rodec de la Cruz to share his tips as he sets up on his balcony at home. It was another session full of learnings, to help birdwatchers with cameras to take better photos.    

August 29 – WBCP Execom meeting for the 14th Philippine Birdtual Festival 

The Execom had a planning session for the 14th Philippine Birdtual Festival scheduled on October 9, Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.  With the theme “Just Watch, Don’t Catch,” the one-day virtual festival will include sessions on birdwatching basics, local and foreign birdwatching destinations, a children’s activity hour and a panel discussion on the illegal wildlife trade.    


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