Bird Photo of the Month: Masked Booby

Photo by Willem van de Ven Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Bird Islet, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park May 2017 “The Masked Booby used to occur in greater numbers in the Philippines, until they were extirpated several years ago. Hopefully, this lone male is the first of more of its kind to come back. For the meantime…

Birding Mt. Mingan

Birding Mt. Mingan by Jasmin Meren   With the sole target of trekking any accessible part of Mt. Mingan in the hopes of getting even just a glimpse of its Great Philippine Eagle, this trip to Dingalan was just one of those where we ask nature to surprise us. No itinerary was set for the…

A Forum on and a Celebration of Wildlife Conservation at Tacurong

A Forum on and a Celebration of Wildlife Conservation at Tacurong by Trinket Constantino photos by Trinket, Tintin Telesforo, and Felix Servita I was excited to be finally visiting the Baras Bird Sanctuary at Tacurong in Sultan Kudarat! The City of Tacurong celebrated the 3rd Tacurong Bird Festival (A Celebration of Wildlife Conservation) last May…

Of Babblers and Pitcher Plants: Remote Birdwatching in Mt. Victoria

Of Babblers and Pitcher Plants: Remote Birdwatching in Mt. Victoria by Carmela Balcazar The Mt. Victoria range is known for its biodiversity significance attracting scientists from all over the world. Recent discoveries of Nepenthes species of plants make this mountain range particularly unique. As the second highest mountain of Palawan with a classification of 7/9…

Bird Photo of the Month: Pied Avocet

Photo by Joed Perez PIED AVOCET Recurvirostra avosetta Bulacan April 2017 “The pied avocets were found on a windy afternoon with a light drizzle. They were among Black-winged Stilts in a nearly dried-up pond where both species were feeding along with other waders. Frequent visits to the site were done since a few years ago with…

Birding Tubbataha

Birding Tubbataha by Gina Mapua photos by Lu-Ann Fuentes-Bajarias and Maia Tanedo Tubbataha reefs have been known to divers since the 70’s as a great place to get under. Proof of the richness of marine life at the marine park is obvious even to anyone who perversely manages to remain above water level. One look…

The Sagip Sawi Project

The Sagip Sawi Project* by Jelaine Gan, Raptorwatch Network Philippines The Philippines is an important link in the East Asian Raptor Migratory flyway. However, for many years no structured studies have really been made regarding migration species, numbers, routes, ecology etc. In order to address this dearth of raptor migration information, a small group of…