Championing the Isabela Oriole

Joni Acay and Nikki Dyanne Realubit invited members of the club for a 1-day workshop and a chance to see the Isabela Oriole in the wild. Tonji and Sylvia Ramos represented the WBCP at the Seminar-Workshop for the Conservation of the Isabela Oriole held in Isabela State University – Cabagan Campus. This article was first…

News from the Field – April 2013 to October 2013

These are the notable bird records for April to October  2013 by Rob Hutchinson and Arne Jensen of the WBCP Records Committee. — News from the Field – April 2013 to October 2013 By Rob Hutchinson and Arne Jensen Country firsts Two new birds to the Philippines country list occurred during the period, both of them long-awaited…

Ixi Mapúa’s Bird Heaven

Ixi Mapúa shares how she was able to transform a piece of land into her own personal bird heaven with great views and great birds. — Casa del Cielo by Ixi Mapúa In January 2, 1997 my three daughters and members of my immediate family went to a nondescript piece of land in Makiling Greenheights…

Typhoon Haiyan aka Yolanda Affects Bird Life

Typhoon Yolanda aka Haiyan hit southern part of the Philippines on 8 November 2013. It left behind massive destruction, thousands of dead, and wiped out entire communities. Leyte-based birder Stijn de Win shares his reflections of the how the typhoon has affected the birds. This article first came out on his website Birding2Asia.com. — Typhoon…

NOVEMBER 2013 ROUNDUP

November was another busy month for the wbcp. Here is a summary of the different activities of the club. — NOVEMBER 2013 ROUNDUP Compiled by Mike Lu and Maia Tanedo Nov. 9-10 – 12th Thailand Bird Fair in Bangpoo, Thailand. The Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST) conducted the 12th Thailand Bird Fair in Bangpoo,…

Birding Destination: Batanes

Batanes is a fun birding destination because of the soul-satisfying and dramatic scenery all around. How can you not enjoy birding on rocky, windswept hillsides with the possibility of unusual migrants awaiting you at every turn? WBCP Founding Member Kitty Arce shares the magic of birding in Batanes. — The Batanes 7 by Kitty Arce…

Ned Liuag on Birds and Fatherhood

eBON is happy to share  happy memories from Ned Liuag, founding vice president of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines. This is an article Ned wrote for the April-May 2004 issue of the Plantersbank News. — An Appreciation of Birds & the Art of Fatherhood by Ned Liuag Quite a few people at work…

Birding 101: What Is Birding?

HOw do you explain birding to non-birder friends and family? How do you make them realize that its fun, fulfilling, challenging, exciting, and more?  This is an attempt to explain the strange appeal of birding. This article  first came out in the October 2013 issue of Animal Scene magazine.— — A Strange Species Called Birder…

OCTOBER 2013 ROUNDUP

as the migratory birds continue to arrive, the wbcp activities also pour in. here are the things the wbcp did the past month. – OCTOBER 2013 ROUNDUP Collated by Mike Lu and Maia Tanedo Oct. 6 – WBCP-Kenko Guided Trip at LPPCHEA. Attended by 25 participants and with the help of nine WBCP guides, a WBCP-Kenko…