FIRST OBSERVATIONS OF AN ASHY GROUND THRUSH NEST

Adri Constantino shares observations of the nesting behavior of the rare and elusive Ashy Ground Thrush that caused a stir among the WBCP members. RARE BIRD IN THE CITY: OBSERVATION OF AN ASHY GROUND THRUSH  Zoothera cinerea NEST AT THE LA MESA ECOPARK by Adri Constantino and Trinket Canlas with field notes from Jops Josef,…

OLIVE- BACKED SUNBIRD FEEDER

Hummingbird feeders are common in the USA but not in the Philippines. Neon Rosell is curious to find out whether an Olive-backed Sunbird will feed from a hummingbird feeder. Read the article to find the answer. SETTING UP A GARDEN SUNBIRD FEEDER text and photos by Neon Tomas B. Rosell II Taking the knowledge from…

GUIDE TO RAPTOR ID

Jon Villasper makes the daunting task of identifying raptors in flight fun and easy  with illustrations and an identification matrix RAPTOR IDENTIFICATION:  WHEN YOU’RE PRACTICALLY BORED OUT OF YOUR SKULL AND WANT TO TRY YOUR SKILLS AT DOTS IN THE SKY by Jon Villasper So, you’re going on a raptor watch trip.  Hmmm…feeling confident with…

OBSERVATIONS OF A SLATY-LEGGED CRAKE NEST

BOB KAUFMAN REPORTS ON HIS OBSERVATIONS OF A SLATY-LEGGED CRAKE NEST. This was taken with his permission from his blog Two Birders to Go. AND THE NEST, THEY SAY, IS HISTORY photos and text by Bob Kaufman “Today, we are witnessing a Philippine ornithology historical event!”, I proudly declared to my wife, Cynthia, and to…

Coastal Clean Up 911

WBCP Secretary Gina Mapua’s Coastal Clean Up idea has grown from a handful of family and WBCP members collecting garbage and having a barbecue to 400 highly motivated and concerned volunteers from all over Metro Manila joining together to clean up Coastal Lagoon on September 11th. A CLEANED UP BEACH IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL…

TOP OF THE BLOGS

Read up on different birders and their birding adventures by following them on their blogs. BIRDWATCHING BLOGS by Sylvia Ramos It’s always nice to read a great story about birds. And even more so when there are great pictures! These are 5 interesting birding blogs online today from 5 different kinds of birders who all…

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 ALEX, JON, KITTY, AND MEL! compiled by Jops Josef We asked some of our officers and execom members, past and present, simple questions about being birdwatchers and about…