Birder Profile: Arne Jensen

by Kitty Arce Arne Jensen is renowned and respected in the Philippine birding community. He is a founding member of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, the head of WBCP’s Records Committee, a waterbird expert, and the steady hand that guides the Philippine bird list through all the lumps and splits. Read about Arne’s exciting…

The Great Raptorwatch Adventure

by Jelaine Gan Raptorwatching in the Philippines is like going on a mystery hunt. The Philippines has even been called “The Black Hole of Asian Raptor Migration Route” because the thousands of raptors that are duly recorded flying out of Taiwan seem to disappear once they reach the Philippines. Where do they make landfall? Jelaine…

Placing Bani on the Map of Waterbird Sites

by Juan Mesquida The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines has conducted bird counts as part of Asian Waterbird Census in Bani, Pangasinan since January 2012. Juan Mesquida encourages more birders to visit. Read his article to learn more about the waterbirds, raptors, beaches, the best watermelon in the Philippines, and more!    2012 –…

June 2014 Roundup

compiled by Mike Lu and James Biron   June 1, 2014 – Club Trip, LPPCHEA, Coastal Road News of the sightings of the Japanese Paradise Flycatcher and Pied Avocet in LPPCHEA prompted some members of the WBCP to organize this club trip to the area.  11 birders participated in this trip. Some of the species seen…