Photo of the Month: Canvasback Duck*

by Richard Ruiz The Rarities Master of the North has struck again! This time with a likely country record upon confirmation of the ID by the WBCP Rarities Committee! Canvasback Ducks are usually found in the United States and Canada. These two females flew a long, long way over! CANVASBACK DUCK* Aythya valisineria two females Paoay Lake, Ilocos…

9th ARRCN Symposium 2015, Chumphon, Thailand

by Alex Tiongco and Teresa Cervero    It’s not too soon to start thinking about the 10th ARRCN Symposium that will be held in Davao City, Philippines in 2017! Here’s a look at what went on during the 9th ARRCN Symposium in Chumphon, Thailand. The 9th ARRCN Symposium was held at Chumphon, Thailand from 21st…

Learnings from the Manila Bay Seminar

by Gina Mapua Last October 21, the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the DENR invited WBCP President Gina Mapua to a seminar on “Ecosystem Services, Dynamics and Threats to the Shoreline and Intertidal Areas of Manila Bay”. There were several speakers and she summarizes their talks in this article.   Coastal and Offshore Sedimentation in Manila Bay Dr. Fernando…

December 2015

My Amazing Thailand Raptor Adventure by Jelaine Gan Photo of the Month: Canvasback Duck by Richard Ruiz 9th ARRCN Symposium 2015, Chumphon, Thailand by Alex Tiongco and Teresa Cervero Learnings from the Manila Bay Seminar by Gina Mapua November 2015 Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron

The Beach Thick-knee Twitch

by Kitty Arce Two birders grab a chance to take a trip to faraway island on the off-chance that a bird that was reported two weeks before is still there. What they experience is the magic of being in a beautiful setting where wildlife and nature are valued and protected.   Birding, parenting, and a hectic work life…

Photo of the Month: Siberian Blue Robin

by Ivan Sarenas Congratulations for this cool find on Baguan Island!   Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane female Baguan Island 30 September 2015 On Baguan Island, the most “protected” of our 6 Turtle Islands came a-hopping on leaf litter this small bird that I could not then yet identify. It was as small as some…

Raptor Watching by One’s Self in Tanay, Rizal

by Linda Gocon Amazing things can happen when you put your mind to it! You can overcome all sorts of obstacles that threaten to get in the way of your goals. Linda Gocon doesn’t let typhoons, sick children, or even a lack of raptor watching buddies keep her from keeping her watch at Tanay! “Even the smallest…

November 2015

1.  Project Northern Light Lecture series on Migratory Raptors 2015 by Marts Cervero and Melanie Tan 2. The Beach Thick-knee Twitch by Kitty Arce 3. Photo of the Month: Siberian Blue Robin by Ivan Sarenas 4. Raptor Watching by One’s Self in Tanay, Rizal by Linda Gocon 5. October Roundup by Mike Lu and James…

The Sad Facts Surrounding Pamana’s Death

By Mads Bajarias Birders and non-birders alike were outraged and frustrated to hear the sad news about another released Philippine Eagle killed after being released. WBCP member and journalist Mads Bajarias sorts out facts from speculation regarding Pamana’s untimely death. On August 19, 2015, grim news arrived from Davao that Pamana, the female Philippine Eagle that…