BIRDING IN PENABLANCA, TUGUEGARAO

Beautiful scenery, colorful cast of characters, costumes, weapons, adventures, magical moments, kings, golden crowns, waterfalls, rivers, natives, and ponies. Is this birding or a fantasy action adventure tale? space ANONYMOUS BIRDING BY A PERPETUAL NEWBIE By R. Goodfellow Our protagonists are the Swashbuckling Bird Guide, armed with laser pointer and witty repartee; the Dashing French…

PHILIPPINE EAGLE OWLS AT ANGONO, RIZAL

WBCP member Vincent Lao writes about how he came to discover another Philippine Eagle Owl family, this time in Angono instead of Balara and most amazing of all — viewable in the daytime! OWLING AT ANGONO by Vincent Lao I had never heard of the Angono Petroglyph in Binangonan, Rizal before. I learned about the…

BIRD OF THE MONTH: WHITE-BROWED SHAMA

In this new feature, three WBCP members were asked to share either their first or their most memorable encounter with the Bird of the Month. space It’s always nice to hear birders tell bird stories. This month, we get to hear from three different WBCP members. They were asked to write about either their first…

NEW BIRDING SITE NEAR MANILA: BANGKONG MALAPAD

WBCP Trips Committee Member Christian Perez highly recommends visiting a new bird-rich site near Manila that combines birding, a relaxing boat ride, and a chance to see rare and uncommon birds. space BANGKONG MALAPAD, SASMUAN, PAMPANGA: A NEW BIRDING SITE NEAR MANILA by Christian Perez “Caspian Terns on an island somewhere in Manila Bay!” I…

ASK THE EXPERTS ABOUT GEAR: SOUND RECORDING EQUIPMENT

The Ask the Experts feature of eBON gets expanded in this month’s issue and tackles birdwatching gear. In this issue the experts discuss sound recording equipment. Recorders and microphones are an often neglected pieces of birding kit that turn out to be especially important for birding in tropical countries like the Philippines. WBCP member Randy…

BIRDER PROFILES

THINK: BIRDER SLUMBOOK! WE ARE REVIVING THE 80′S SLUMBOOK BIRDER-STYLE. GET TO KNOW SOME MORE OF YOUR FELLOW BIRD CLUB MEMBERS THROUGH THIS MONTHLY FEATURE. GET TO KNOW ATTY. IPAT, ATTY. JAMES, DOC CHARO and DOC MARK! compiled by Jops Josef  We asked some more of our members simple questions about being birdwatchers and about some…

MARCH ROUNDUP

SOME OF THE INTERESTING THINGS THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE WILD BIRD CLUB OF THE PHILIPPINES DID IN MARCH space Compiled by Mike Lu and Maia Tañedo Mar. 3 – Raptor Migration Count at the PAG-ASA Weather Station in Tanay. Five birders counted Oriental Honey–Buzzards, Grey-faced Buzzards and a Peregrine Falcon for that morning. Headed…