Bird Photo of the Month: Masked Booby

Photo by Willem van de Ven Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Bird Islet, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park May 2017 “The Masked Booby used to occur in greater numbers in the Philippines, until they were extirpated several years ago. Hopefully, this lone male is the first of more of its kind to come back. For the meantime…

Birding Mt. Mingan

Birding Mt. Mingan by Jasmin Meren   With the sole target of trekking any accessible part of Mt. Mingan in the hopes of getting even just a glimpse of its Great Philippine Eagle, this trip to Dingalan was just one of those where we ask nature to surprise us. No itinerary was set for the…

A Forum on and a Celebration of Wildlife Conservation at Tacurong

A Forum on and a Celebration of Wildlife Conservation at Tacurong by Trinket Constantino photos by Trinket, Tintin Telesforo, and Felix Servita I was excited to be finally visiting the Baras Bird Sanctuary at Tacurong in Sultan Kudarat! The City of Tacurong celebrated the 3rd Tacurong Bird Festival (A Celebration of Wildlife Conservation) last May…

Of Babblers and Pitcher Plants: Remote Birdwatching in Mt. Victoria

Of Babblers and Pitcher Plants: Remote Birdwatching in Mt. Victoria by Carmela Balcazar The Mt. Victoria range is known for its biodiversity significance attracting scientists from all over the world. Recent discoveries of Nepenthes species of plants make this mountain range particularly unique. As the second highest mountain of Palawan with a classification of 7/9…

May 2017 Monthly Roundup

May 2017 Roundup by James Biron May 6, 2017 – Monthly Birding in PEC, Davao Philippine Eagle Center, Davao Members of the WBCP-Davao chapter, in cooperation with staff of the Philippine Eagle Foundation, continue to conduct their monthly guided birding trips in the Philippine Eagle Center. The May guided trip was attended by around 50…