Raptorwatch Update

by Alex Tiongco and Teresa Cervero The Philippines has on record 32 species of raptors:- 6 endemic species Philippine Eagle (Pythecophaga jefferyi) Philippine Honey-buzzard (Pernis steerei) Philippine Serpent eagle (Spilornis holospilus) Philippine Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus  philippensis) Pinsker’s Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus pinskeri) Philippine Falconet (Microhierax erythrogenys)   11 sedentary species Jerdon’s Baza (Aviceda jerdoni) Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) Grey-headed…

25th Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium

by Willem Van de Ven The 25th annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium was held from April 5 to 9  in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. This event, organized by the Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines, is celebrated in a different city each year, and this year was hosted by the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc (MBCFI) and…

Birds of the Month: Baikal Teal and Falcated Duck

One of great things about being in a bird club is the constant stream of bird information being shared among its members. This month, WBCP members went on high alert when a Baikal Teal and Falcated Duck were spotted in Candaba. There was also a Black-faced Spoonbill, but not many members were able to see…

10 Years of Philippine Bird Festivals

by Mike Lu Mike Lu looks back at 10 years of Philippine Bird Festivals celebrating country’s natural treasures and spreading the joy of birdwatching  to different provinces across the Philippines.  The Philippine Bird Festival was the Wild Bird Club’s response to the World Bank Environmental Champion award that we received a few months earlier in…

Video Coverage of the 10th Philippine Bird Festival in Bataan

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines held the 10th Philippine Bird Festival in Balanga, Bataan in December 2015. Relive the fun and excitement in these videos! Coverage by China Central Television News (CCTV)  Bird lovers from around the world hope to encourage young Filipinos to take part in conservation efforts at the 10th Philippine Bird Festival.…

My Amazing Thailand Raptor Adventure

by Jelaine Gan WBCP Raptor Group’s young member Jelaine Gan spreads her wings to Thailand! She provides thoughtful insights about studying raptors, doing research about raptors in the Philippines, meeting fellow raptor enthusiasts, and going raptor watching in Thailand. The 9th ARRCN Symposium in Chumphon, Thailand was an adventure of many firsts. It was my first trip…