VISAYAN BIRDS ILLUSTRATED IN 1668

THE HISTORY CORNER VISAYAN BIRDS ILLUSTRATED IN 1668 by Christian Perez I recently came across this book published in 1996 in Madrid, Spain, entitled Historia Natural de las Islas Bisayas. It is a modern edition of an illustrated manuscript text prepared by Father Alzina 350 years ago. Father Francisco Alzina (1610–1674) was a Spanish historian…

CLADES 2017 The First Culture+Learning, Art+Design, Environment+Science Summit

Daydreaming Biologist* CLADES 2017 The First Culture+Learning, Art+Design, Environment+Science Summit By Nikdye Realubit What is a clade? A clade is a group of organisms (descendants) believed to have evolved from a common ancestor, representing a branch from the Tree of Life. For example, we know that the parrots, the Colasisi and the Katala are more…

Bird of the Moment: Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

Bird of the Moment CHESTNUT-WINGED CUCKOO Clamator coromandus Photo by Manette Inocencio Montalban, Rizal February 2018 The Chestnut-winged Cuckoo is a rare migrant in the Philippines that has been randomly spotted across the archipelago during migration season. Some birders, like Manette, have been lucky enough to see and photograph it in Montalban, Rizal early February this…

January – February 2018 Roundup of Activities

January – February 2018 Roundup of Activities January 7, 2018 – New Year Party Villa-Real residence, Quezon City January 12, 2018 – Asian Waterbird Census Pacific Farms Bolinao, Pangasinan January 13, 2018 – Asian Waterbird Census Candaba Marsh Pampanga January 17-18, 2018 – Asian Waterbird Census Team Energy Power Plant Sual, Pangasinan January 20-21, 2018 – Asian Waterbird Census Manila…

Wild for Wetlands 2018

Wild for Wetlands 2018 by Gina Mapua Photos by George Inocencio and Gayatri Hasan Wild for Wetlands 2018 was held at the People’s Park in Sucat for its second year. Last year, the focus was on Manila Bay. This year, Laguna de Bay was the focus and our venue was right by the side of…

AWC 2018 at Tanza, Navotas

The Asian Waterbird Census 2018 at Tanza, Navotas by Tinggay Cinco The Wild Bird of the Philippines in collaboration with the Bureau of Biodiversity Management (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) joined the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) scheduled last January 20, 2018. The annual survey is usually scheduled from the first…

My First AWC Experience

My First AWC Experience by Cathy Mendoza My story starts from January 2017.  I came in late at the New Year’s get-together and I knew I had missed something but not quite sure what it was. All I heard was Ms  Gina announcing that the roster for AWC   “is now closed”. Fast forward to  Dec.…

The 16th Annual Thailand Bird Fair

The 16th Annual Thailand Bird Fair November 25-26,2017 by Rose Lacson It was a week before the 16th Annual Thailand Bird Fair when I recieved a text message from Tommy asking if I would like to join WBCP Execom Gina Mapua to represent the club in Bangkok.  Surprised and hesitant, I said a “yes”. And…