BIRDWATCHING IN BATANES

IS a trip to Batanes on your bucket list? Do you want to add some birdwatching on the side? Tonji Ramos writes about some of the interesting birds found in Batanes during a trip from October to November 2011. BATANES BIRDING TIPS by Tonji Ramos Why Batanes? It is easy to put off going to…

DR. DIOSCORO RABOR

Marester Macasiano visits her family tree to learn more about her grandfather and  Father of Philippine Conservation and Ornithology, Dr. Dioscoro Rabor RETRACING DR. DIOSCORO SIAROT RABOR’S FOOTSTEPS THROUGH BIRDING AND PHOTOGRAPHY by Marester Bas Macasiano One of my passions in life is photography. I have been taking photos of various subjects in the field…

WBCP FOUNDING MEMBERS GET MARRIED

Pres. Anna toasts WBCP founding members Mads Bajarias and Lu-Ann Fuentes as they get married in Cebu City. MADS AND LU-ANN by Anna Gonzales It is often said that birdwatching can change people’s lives. Suddenly, what was unseen is recognized and appreciated, and over time yearned for and valued. For that matter, some people say seeing a…

BALANGA, BATAAN BIRD FESTIVAL

WBCP members lend their support to Balanga, Bataan’s 2nd bird festival celebrating migrant birds THE 2nd IBONG DAYO FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE by Cristina R. CInco The Ibong Dayo Festival in Balanga, Bataan is the 3rd bird festival I have attended. Literally, it means “foreign birds” but is actually a celebration of the coming of the migratory…

BIRDER PROFILES

THINK: BIRDER SLUMBOOK! WE ARE REVIVING THE 80′S SLUMBOOK BIRDER-STYLE. GET TO KNOW SOME MORE OF YOUR FELLOW BIRD CLUB MEMBERS THROUGH THIS MONTHLY FEATURE. GET TO KNOW TONJI, SYLVIA, LINDA and RENE C.! compiled by Jops Josef We asked some more of our members simple questions about being birdwatchers and about some of their preferences…