Some Changes in Mountain and Everett’s White-eye Taxonomy

Those of you with a keen eye would have noticed that in the newly published 2019 checklist the Mountain White-eye has disappeared and has been replaced with the Warbling White-eye. Perhaps some would have also noticed that the Everett’s White-eye that used to be resident (R) is now near endemic (NR).

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Birdwatching 101: Bird Plumage

by Djop Tabaranza Among the representatives of the animal kingdom, birds are the only group which have feathers.  Feathers are specialized skin covers that are collectively known as “plumage.”  The term “plumage” was derived from the Latin “pluma” which means feathers and refers to the bird’s collective feather covering, including its colors and patterns.  During…

March-April 2019 Round-up

Compiled by Mike Lu March 2 – Guided trip in Las Pinas-Paranaque Wetland Park The Club conducted a guided trip at the Las Pinas-Paranaque Wetland Park for a group of homeschool kids. Participants started at the Wetland Center and ended at Pond 1.  Migratory birds were not as many but there was a good diversity…

RARE MIGRATORY BIRD SPECIES SIGHTED ON FLIGHT OVER PAMPANGA ISLET

By Lu-Ann Fuentes-Bajarias Credit: Philippine Daily Inquirer, where this story first ran on January 15, 2019 (Ref: goo.gl/Xm1Eck).   EAST ASIAN-AUSTRALASIAN FLYWAY     Three globally endangered black-faced spoonbills (Platalea minor) were seen flying over Bangkung Malapad islet in Sasmuan town, Pampanga province, on January 12, more than 100 years after its last recorded sighting in Manila Bay.   The…

AWC 2019 WBCP Summary

Here is a summary of the Asian Waterbird Census counts that the WBCP participated in this 2019. Information included below are from those groups who submitted their total counts and photos for their respective trips. 9 January 2019 at Pacific Farms, Pangasinan. Total Count – 2,673 11 January 2019 at Taliptip River-Bulakan, Bulacan. Total Waterbird…