Back to Masungi

Text by Gwen So Photos by Gwen So, Mary June Bugante, and Jon Villasper On August 1,Willem sent out an email for a club trip in Masungi Karst located in the mountainous area of Baras, Rizal, mentioning three areas to check out: a newly reforested trail, the clubhouse grounds, and the karst (limestone terrain). Still…

Birdwatching in Lucban, Quezon

by Alexander Elias Lucban is a municipality spread over 130 kilometers and has around 54,000 inhabitants. It can be reached by car from Alabang, Metro Manila in 2.5 – 3.5 hours. It is bordered by Majayjay and Luisiana towns in Laguna province and Sampaloc and Tayabas towns in Quezon Province. Lucban is a landlocked municipality, but is…

September – October 2018 Roundup of Activities

September 2, 2018 – WBCP-Davao 1st Sunday Birdwatching Trip  Cleanergy Park Davao City September 9, 2018 – Guided trip Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area Manila Bay September 9, 2018 – Club trip Pampanga River West Bank Masantol & Macabebe, Pampanga September 23, 2018 – Club trip Mt. Makiling and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Laguna September…

President’s Report 2018

by Willem van de Ven Another WBCP calendar year has finished; the club is now 15 years old! Time for a party! Of course also another General Assembly, another election of officers, and a report on what has happened in the club in the past year. The execom has tried to serve the club faithfully…

Introduction to Taxonomy

by Pete Simpson I am often asked “Why at the WBCP-Davao’s “First-Saturday” birdwatching at Malagos do I say “Brown-breasted Kingfisher” but when the list is published it is called “White-throated Kingfisher?” Here is my attempt to answer that question, and explain bird taxonomy with reference to the Kennedy guide and the birds of Mindanao. Taxonomy…

Birding in the Kingdom of Cambodia

Text by Trinket Constantino Photos by Adri and Trinket Constantino Cambodia of course is best known for its temples, Khmer monuments which are a testament to architecture, religion and politics. Adri and I had always wanted to see the famed Angkor Wat, and so, on the rare occasion that our schedules left us with some…

From a Birdwatcher’s Paintbox

Text and photos by Cristina Cinco  Over the years I have seriously combined two of my life’s passions- painting and birdwatching.  As a birdwatcher,   travelling brought me to  destinations in the far corners of the country with inspiring sceneries where forests or uninhabited beaches still exists.  As a visual artist, vivid  memories from these trips…