Birding Destination: Laoag

Migration is in full swing and some of you may feel like taking a trip up North to Laoag to see some interesting birds.¬† WBCP member Tonji Ramos prepared a short guide to help you plan your trip. — The Rare Migrants of Laoag by Tonji Ramos The birding in Laoag is for migratory specialties.…

A Guide to the WBCP Checklist of Birds of the Philippines 2013

Philippine birders have a lot of big changes to tackle in 2014 with the release of the new WBCP checklist. There are new English names, new species, and re-ordering of families. WBCP Records Committee member Desmond Allen guides us through the new checklist. — The WBCP Checklist of Birds of the Philippines 2013 by Desmond…

Featured Bird: Colasisi

This article first came out in the June 2013 issue of Animal Scene magazine. The article explores how the pet trade affects wild bird populations. — The Colasisi by Sylvia Ramos First off, this is NOT an article about a mistress or a kept woman! This is an article about the Colasisi (Loriculus philippensis), a…

DECEMBER 2013 ROUNDUP

Here are the things that the WBCP has been up to the past month. — DECEMBER 2013 ROUNDUP Compiled by Mike Lu and Maia Tanedo Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 – Symposium on Ecotourism in Southeast Asia. WBCP Treasurer¬†Mike Lu was invited as a speaker in the Ecotourism in Southeast Asia symposium at Meio University…