Birder Profiles: Birders of all Ages and From Different Places

Birdwatchers are a diverse group of individuals who share a common interest in wild birds. by Ruth Francisco Forest , graduate student/international development consultant Born and raised in Michigan, USA Lu-Ann, business director Born in PICOP Compound, Bislig (engineer-father was relocated there by the since defunct company), raised in Bislig/Manila Yang, country head (cleantech consultancy)…

Birding in Laoag

by Jops Josef I think any birder-GoT fan would agree with me that ‘Warden of the North’ would be a fitting moniker for Richard Ruiz. Just like Jon Snow, Richard watches his patch for ‘invaders’ coming from ‘north of the wall’. But unlike the White Walkers that Jon is preventing from entering the northern territory…

Trip to Mt. Palay-Palay National Park

by Willem Van de Ven The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines has been a member of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of the Mt. Palay-Palay National Park for a few years now, and everyone there knows Gina Mapua, who’s been representing WBCP for 3 years after Ipat Luna’s stint. Due to previous mismanagement…

Cool Weather and Cranes in Korea

by Willem Van de Ven The Crane is a symbol often seen in Korea, on chopsticks, figurines, or signboards, and we were eager to get to see them in real life. However, in Namhae, the island where the 1st Korea Bird Fair was held, it was the Eurasian Oystercatcher that stole the show. As there…