October 2015 Roundup

October 3, 2015 – Club Trip to La Mesa Eco Park and eBird Session La Mesa Ecopark, Quezon City Karen Ochavo headed a club trip to La Mesa Ecopark on Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. There were 13 participants — Karen Ochavo, Genesis Santiago, Linda Gocon, Cathy Mendoza, Brian Ellis, Rodec dela Cruz, Douglas Ball, Klara Tisocki, Diuvs…

August 2015 Roundup

August 1, 2015 – Execom Board Meeting Manila The first Execom board meeting was held on the first day of August with the re-elected officers of WBCP namely Pres. Gina, Vice-Pres. Willem, Treas. Mike and Cristina Cinco as Secretary. The Execom also welcomes the new 5th officer to the board, Karen Ochavo. Maia Tanedo stood as…

July 2015 Roundup

July 11, 2015 – 12th General Assembly and Club Anniversary Party La Vista Club House, Quezon City The 12th General Assembly was a well-attended event with some members coming in from the different provinces – Richard Ruiz (Ilocos Norte), Charlie and Cathy Gapuz Te (La Union), Bob Natural (Mindoro), Gina Mapua (Batangas), Felix Servita (Albay).  President Gina Mapua…

June 2015 Roundup

June 14, 2015 – Guided trip to Georgia Club Sta. Rosa, Laguna Georgia Club (a real-estate development under Vista Land) invited the Club to visit their property and introduce birdwatching to their staff and brokers. Tinggay Cinco, Nina Lim, Mitz de los Reyes, Robert Montgomery and Mike Lu led the group with an introduction to…

May 2015 Roundup

May 4, 2015 – Guided Trip organized by the Office of Administrative Services Ateneo de Manila University A guided trip was organized by the Office of Administrative Services of the Ateneo de Mania University. It was participated by 17 staff and 3 guides. Species seen include white-breasted woodswallow, yellow-vented bulbul, collared kingfisher, pied triller. May…

April 2015 Roundup

April 9, 2015 – Guided Trip at LPPCHEA LPPCHEA, Las Pinas Members of the WBCP went to  Las Piñas Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecosystem Area. They observed that Pond 2 was bone-dry but Pond 1 still had enough water to attract 20-plus moorhens, a crake, a sandpiper, a kingfisher and one mad-looking night-heron. A flock of…

March 2015 Roundup

 by Mike Lu and James Biron  WBCP had lots of activities for March including a birdwatching talks, raptor watching, and guided trips. March 6, 2015 – Meeting with CCP re Earth Day in Manila Manila March 6, 2015 – Talk on Birdwatching Treston College in Taguig The 3rd and 4th year level hospitality course students held their final…

February 2015 Roundup

February 8, 2015 – Book launching of Pajaros, Zamboanga y Periodismo de Paz Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati WBCP Execom led by Gina Mapua were invited to the book launching of Pajaros, Zamboanga y Peridismo de Paz (Birds, Zamboanga and Peace Journalism) by author Frencie Carreon at the Dusit Thani Hotel. Also in attendance were Department…

January 2015 Roundup

January 2, 2015 – Birding with Finnish Birding LPPCHEA, Las Pinas The WBCP welcomes visiting birdwatchers to join Club activities or brings them out to our favorite sites whent he opportunity arises. We started the year with a birdwatching to the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat & Ecotourism Area with Finnish birder Anssi Kullberg. (Photo credit:…

December 2014 Roundup

December 6, 2014 – Guided trip for Centro Montessori University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City A guided trip was held for elementary students of Centro Montessori. The kids , aged 4-13, were members of the outdoor and nature club of the school called Lakbay Kalikasan. They were joined by their adviser, Julia (who emailed Maia Tanedo…