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…