Mt. Palay-Palay and Caylabne Birding Part 2

Text by Gwen So, Gina Mapua, and Robert Montgomery Photos from Gwen So, Robert Montgomery, MJ Bugante, Gayatri Hasan, Russ Andaya Supreme Leader Gina Mapua made good on her promise: a part 2 Caylabne Resort overnight birding trip plus a prior stop at Mt. Palay-Palay-Mataas na Gulod Protected Landscape (MPPMNGPL) where she coordinated with the…

Hotspots: Birding in Zamboanga and Tawi-tawi

Text and photos by Emmanuel Ragandang Part of my upbringing is to love and protect natural resources. That way of life statement comes from my understanding that my country is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots: it is an area of exceptional concentration of endemic species and experiencing significant loss of habitat. It is a…

12th PBF Tacurong: Ecotourism Forum

Text by Christine Telesforo Photos from Rache Go and Arnel Telesforo A special educational offering of the Philippine Bird Festival since 2012, the Ecotourism Forum is designed to be an avenue for ecotourism practitioners and strategists from across Asia to exchange best practices and success stories that can instruct and inspire ideas. The Ecotourism Forum…

Conservation Forum Highlights

Text highlights by Pol Cariño Photos by Joni Acay The Conservation Forum was held in two municipalities during the 12th Philippine Bird Festival. The forum highlighted the biodiversity of the Philippines and SOX and the predominant threats to it. The objective of the forum is to consult with and raise awareness about conservation issues among…

T’boli Cultural Immersion

Text by Lolet Tan Photos by Mike Lu, Jasmin Meren, and Maia Tanedo Early Saturday morning we were herded out from the FB Hotel to Lake Sebu, the Land of the Dreamweavers. Vacillating between a state of somnolence and awakeness, I could not help but marvel at the lush vista of forest and almost tangible…

12th PBF Tacurong

Text by Tinggay Cinco Photos from Tommy Tan, Rache Go, Russ Corcino, Johnny Orn, and Riza Melicor All roads this past summer led to Tacurong, the City of Goodwill. The 12th Philippine Bird Festival held last May 11-12 in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat was the highlight of all the activities in 2018 of the Wild…

A Philippine Bird Festival Journal

Text and photos by Rache Go MAY 9, 2018 I wasn’t able to sleep much today… maybe I was too excited. No, this isn’t my first Philippine Bird Festival. This is my second despite being a WBCP member for three years. I enjoy volunteering for the club as I learn a lot along the way.…