Destinations: The University of the Philippines Diliman Campus – Choose Your Own Adventure

By Jon Villasper (Jinx Birder Extraordinaire) One of the most popular places to go birdwatching in Metro Manila and probably where most local birders have had their first taste of the world of birds is the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City. The main campus of the university sprawls over approximately 500…

Birder Profiles: Birders of all Ages and From Different Places

Birdwatchers are a diverse group of individuals who share a common interest in wild birds. by Ruth Francisco Forest , graduate student/international development consultant Born and raised in Michigan, USA Lu-Ann, business director Born in PICOP Compound, Bislig (engineer-father was relocated there by the since defunct company), raised in Bislig/Manila Yang, country head (cleantech consultancy)…

Birding in Laoag

by Jops Josef I think any birder-GoT fan would agree with me that ‘Warden of the North’ would be a fitting moniker for Richard Ruiz. Just like Jon Snow, Richard watches his patch for ‘invaders’ coming from ‘north of the wall’. But unlike the White Walkers that Jon is preventing from entering the northern territory…