Babblers, Sunbirds, and Volcano: A Trip Up Lake Holon

Babblers, Sunbirds, and Volcanos: A Trip Up Lake Holon by Forest Jarvis Though I’ve been living in Mindanao for a year now, I haven’t had nearly as much of an opportunity as I’d like to see the good local endemics- something to do with my poor decision of getting a job that has nothing to…

Tubbataha Reefs

Tubbataha Reefs by Willem van de Ven One of the few RAMSAR sites in the country, and an incredibly important breeding site for several sea bird species, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park has much more to offer than only looking at fish under the water. Luckily, the Philippine Government had realized this a long time…

The 11th Katala Festival

The 11th Katala Festival by Martha Tan with photos from Martha Tan, Karen Ochavo, Diuvs de Jesus, Willem van de Ven Early mornings hold a certain aspect of reality that many live most their lives missing out on. It is filled with this serene presence of all other life. Running its own course, at its…

Bird Photo of the Month: Walden’s Hornbill

Photo by Wenxing Pan Walden’s Hornbill Aceros waldeni Alegre, Sebaste, Panay Island April 2017 “The Walden’s Hornbill (Aceros waldeni), locally called dulungan, is critically endangered. This picture was taken at the project site of PhilinCon near Alegre, Sebaste which is north west of Panay Island. Thanks to the impressive conservation work of PhilinCon, especially the…

WBCP 14th Anniversary and General Assembly

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines celebrated its 14th anniversary and had its annual General Assembly last July 23 at the Biodiversity Management Bureau’s Training Center in Quezon City. As always, it was an activity-filled afternoon for the birders and special guests. The program was hosted by Diuvs de Jesus, Karen Ochavo, and Martha…

Coming in November: 8th Asian Bird Fair – Ulsan!

The Asian Bird Fair (ABF) is an annual bird fair that is held in a different Asian city every year.  The  ABF highlights the different bird festivals in Asia and seeks to promote birdwatching and conservation in the Asian region.  The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines is one of the founding organizations and hosted…

Painting Landscapes as a Birdwatcher

Painting Landscapes as a Birdwatcher by Cristina Cinco This is the first part of Cristina, also known as Tinggay, Cinco’s article mini-series on painting and birdwatching. I have been a birdwatcher for almost ten years now. Having travelled to several provinces in the Philippines, I have witnessed the most inspirational landscapes, from the subtle lighting…