Pandan Island, Small Wonder of Nature

by Alexander Elias with Regie Meulio One of the great things about being in the Philippines is going to spots where you can have Tabon Scrubfowl (now known as Philippine Megapode) and sea turtles right at your doorstep. WBCP member Alex Elias writes about such trip that he took last summer. This is a great trip to…

24 Hours in GenSan

by Pete Simpson Pete Simpson, our intrepid explorer from Mindanao brings us a guide to seeing interesting birds in General Santos, South Cotobato, Mindanao.   The City of General Santos in South Cotabato, Mindanao, is known as the home of great tuna and Manny Pacquiao, I suggest it could become known for birdwatching. So why…

One Rainy Morning at Ipo Dam and Watershed

by Karen Ochavo Karen Ochavo writes about a guided birding trip for the UP Mountaineers to the Ipo Dam and Watershed. The Ipo Watershed is an important area that is under threat from illegal settlers and illegal logging. Karen’s visit is part of an ongoing program spearheaded by Mitz delos Reyes and Fredd Ochavo of UP…

August 2015 Roundup

August 1, 2015 – Execom Board Meeting Manila The first Execom board meeting was held on the first day of August with the re-elected officers of WBCP namely Pres. Gina, Vice-Pres. Willem, Treas. Mike and Cristina Cinco as Secretary. The Execom also welcomes the new 5th officer to the board, Karen Ochavo. Maia Tanedo stood as…

July 2015 Roundup

July 11, 2015 – 12th General Assembly and Club Anniversary Party La Vista Club House, Quezon City The 12th General Assembly was a well-attended event with some members coming in from the different provinces – Richard Ruiz (Ilocos Norte), Charlie and Cathy Gapuz Te (La Union), Bob Natural (Mindoro), Gina Mapua (Batangas), Felix Servita (Albay).  President Gina Mapua…