Babblers, Sunbirds, and Volcano: A Trip Up Lake Holon

Babblers, Sunbirds, and Volcanos: A Trip Up Lake Holon by Forest Jarvis Though I’ve been living in Mindanao for a year now, I haven’t had nearly as much of an opportunity as I’d like to see the good local endemics- something to do with my poor decision of getting a job that has nothing to…

Tubbataha Reefs

Tubbataha Reefs by Willem van de Ven One of the few RAMSAR sites in the country, and an incredibly important breeding site for several sea bird species, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park has much more to offer than only looking at fish under the water. Luckily, the Philippine Government had realized this a long time…

The 11th Katala Festival

The 11th Katala Festival by Martha Tan with photos from Martha Tan, Karen Ochavo, Diuvs de Jesus, Willem van de Ven Early mornings hold a certain aspect of reality that many live most their lives missing out on. It is filled with this serene presence of all other life. Running its own course, at its…

Bird Photo of the Month: Walden’s Hornbill

Photo by Wenxing Pan Walden’s Hornbill Aceros waldeni Alegre, Sebaste, Panay Island April 2017 “The Walden’s Hornbill (Aceros waldeni), locally called dulungan, is critically endangered. This picture was taken at the project site of PhilinCon near Alegre, Sebaste which is north west of Panay Island. Thanks to the impressive conservation work of PhilinCon, especially the…

WBCP 14th Anniversary and General Assembly

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines celebrated its 14th anniversary and had its annual General Assembly last July 23 at the Biodiversity Management Bureau’s Training Center in Quezon City. As always, it was an activity-filled afternoon for the birders and special guests. The program was hosted by Diuvs de Jesus, Karen Ochavo, and Martha…

WBCP soars on Wings of KKB

by Tin Telesforo Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) members Willem van de Ven, Arnel Telesforo, and Christine Telesforo finished second in the 2017 Selangor International Bird Race held on 22-23 April 2017 in Malaysia. Covering the town of Kuala Kubu Bahru and Fraser’s Hill in Hulu Selangor, the race had participants from the…

Coming in November: 8th Asian Bird Fair – Ulsan!

The Asian Bird Fair (ABF) is an annual bird fair that is held in a different Asian city every year.  The  ABF highlights the different bird festivals in Asia and seeks to promote birdwatching and conservation in the Asian region.  The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines is one of the founding organizations and hosted…