Birding Destination: Samar Island Natural Park

by Carmela Balcazar Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) is a birding area in the Visayas. Some of the target birds there are: Samar Hornbill, Rufous Hornbill, Visayan Blue Fantail, Visayan Miniature Babbler, Pink Imperial Pigeon,Visayan Broadbill, Steere’s Pitta, Mindanao Bleeding Heart, Rufous-lored Kingfisher, Celestial Monarch, and Little Slaty Flycatcher. This is one of the first…

10 Most Influential Persons of the WBCP

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, WBCP member Carmela Balcazar was asked to list the 10 Most Influential Persons of the WBCP. Here’s the list of the club’s Who’s Who. space 10 Most Influential Persons of the WBCP by Carmela Balcazar 1. The Travelers – Birdwatchers do travel…

THE 4TH BORNEO BIRD FESTIVAL

The Borneo Birdfest higlights the wonders of the Mt. Kinabalu Heritage Park as a great birding destination. space 4th Borneo Bird Festival by Carmela Balcazar The last time I was in Borneo was on 1997 for Proboscis monkeys and Orangutans in East Kalimantan. Since then, I’ve always wanted to go back especially after reading about…

BIRDWATCHER QUIZ

Take this fun quiz prepared by Profiles and Features Editor Carmela Balcazar and find out what kind of birdwatcher you really are! space Take the quiz to see what kind of Birdwatcher you are. 1.  Traveling the distance. Birding Sites I’ve been to…  Choose 1 only. A.  Any of the following: Coastal Lagoon, La Mesa…