Return to Paradise: Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat

Return to Paradise: Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat by Forest Jarvis Ever since my first visit to the forests of Barangay Kuden in the municipality of Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat, I’ve been itching to go back. Located in south-central Mindanao, Senator Ninoy Aquino still holds surprisingly large expanses of pristine forest clinging to the…

Caylabne Birding

Caylabne Birding by Gwen So and photos by John & Beng Ricarte I desperately needed a break, so when Gina Mapua issued an invitation to birdwatch in Caylabne Resort on April 21, Saturday, I arranged for a sub (I’m the main teacher in my own language center) and signed up.  At first, I was apprehensive…

Discovering a Whole New World With Binoculars

Discovering a Whole New World With Binoculars by Mijon Tangye My love for birds started with literally hating their sounds at first. Whenever I wake up in the morning, I would always get mad at the “black bird with a white stripe on its wing” because it was so noisy, singing different notes, and they…

Ibong Dayo Festival 2018

Ibong Dayo Festival 2018 by Rache Go I’ve always heard of Balanga, Bataan from other members of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines. To be honest, I have no idea what’s going on there except for birds plus festival. I remembered being shown some photos of 10th Philippine Bird Festival held in Balanga, Bataan.…

WBCP in Anvaya Cove and Subic

WBCP in Anvaya Cove and Subic Text and photos by James Biron I went with WBCP members Anna Gonzales, Russel Andaya, Harry Miller, and Rafael to Morong, Bataan on March 3, 2018 upon invitation of representatives from Anvaya Cove and Nature Park. Anvaya was conducting bird tour in the park itself as well as in…

Bird of the Moment: Cattle Egret

EASTERN CATTLE EGRET Bubulcus coromandus Photos by Djop Tabaranza Los Banos, Laguna May 2017   During this time of year, some birds begin to transition into their breeding plumage, just like the Cattle Egret in the photo above. The usually all-white egret, or tagak, sports a golden brown head, neck, breast, and back for a…

March-April 2018 Roundup of Activities

March-April 2018 Roundup of Activities Compiled by Maia Tañedo March 01-02, 2018 – Club Trip: San Roque Dam March 03-05, 2018 – Ocular Trip to Tacurong City Members of the WBCP Execom together with Festival Chair Nikdye Realubit made an ocular trip to Tacurong City in preparation for the upcoming 12th Philippine Bird Festival. March 03,…