A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 2

by Christian Perez This is the highly anticipated continuation of Christian Perez’s series of articles on the major publications on Philippine birds throughout the years. This second part covers the remainder of the 18th century. Introduction Part 1 of this series of articles reviewed the ground-breaking works of Kamel, Brisson and Sonnerat. This second part…

Photo of the Month – November

by Nilo Arribas Jr. Nilo captures an unusual view of one of the speediest fliers in the country. According to the Kennedy guide, Brown-backed Needletails “are considered by some to have the fastest average flying speed of any bird”.   BROWN-BACKED NEEDLETAIL Hirundapus giganteus Puerto Princesa, Palawan 03/02/2014 Canon 40D + 600mm, f/5.6, 1/2500, ISO400,…

The Puzzle of the Philippines’ “Disappearing” Raptors

by Mads Bajarias and Lu-Ann Fuentes This article about WBCP’s raptor gurus Alex Tiongco and Marts Cervero first came out in GMA News Online in July 2014. It’s worth revisiting as it deftly explains the challenges and significance of raptor watching in the Philippines Every year, towards the start of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere,…

October 2014 Roundup

Oct 3, 2014 – Talk on Ecological Impact on Bird Population Timberland Heights The Manila Waldorf School of Timberland Heights invited the WBCP to do a talk on the Ecological Impact on Bird Population by Dr. Loreilie Tan. The class was composed of some 12 senior students. Two simultaneous club activities at the same time.…