This is the site of eBON, the online newsletter of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines.
Visit us every month to read new and original articles about wild birds, birdwatching, and bird photography in the Philippines written by the members and friends of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines. Learn about the Philippines and its wonderful birds by reading eBON!
Happy New Year!
Here’s to another year of birds, birdwatching, and birding!
Check out the January 2015 issue of eBON for some firsts in this first month of the new year:
- the first bird photo by newly hatched bird photographer Mike Lu!
- a country first record by the Romy Ocon, the Philippines’ #1 bird photographer
Christian Perez continues his series on Philippine bird books. In this part of the series, we get a sense of the some of the adventures, dangers and thrills that historical figures faced in exploring the Philippines and discovering new species.
WBCP Vice-President Willem van de Ven and WBCP Treasurer Mike Lu represented WBCP at theThailand Bird Fair. Willem writes about the his many duties at the fair from giving a presentation about Philippine Hornbills in the wild to learning to enjoy hot peppers as an after dinner snack.
This wonderful photo came about through an amazing series of fortunate events that put the right person at the right place and the right time. The best bird photographer of the Philippines happened to capture a country record in his home province!
Hunting is illegal in the Philippines. Yet the practice hunting a few birds for the cooking pot is common and prevalent in this poor and largely rural country. WBCP Founding Member Kitty Arce takes a long, hard look at the illegal practice of hunting birds for food and reexamines her beliefs about hunting.
WBCP members took time out from their busy December schedules to attend Balanga City’s Ibong Dayo Festival, give a guided trip for students, make plans for an even busier birding year in 2015.