March 2017 Roundup

MARCH 2017 ROUNDUP Here is a list of the different activities the WBCP had the past month. March 12 – Records Committee Meeting The WBCP Records Committee got together at the residence of Mike Lu and had their regular meeting. March 14 – Club Trip to San Roque Dam, Pangasinan Members of the WBCP went…

Salt on a Bird’s Tail

Salt on a Bird’s Tail by Rache Go photos by Irene Dy, George Inocencio, and Mike Lu I received an email from the WBCP e-group about an invite to visit Pacific Salt Farms in Bolinao, Pangasinan. Main purpose of the visit was to help identify the bird species present in the farm. I stared at…

Guided Trip for Preschoolers

GUIDED TRIP FOR PRESCHOOLERS by Henry Calilung “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”  So says a Native American proverb.  I was given a chance to once again see this in action last February 15, 2017 when the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines got a call…

Web of Life in Masungi Georeserve

Web of Life in Masungi Georeserve by Jasmin Meren Limestone cliffs studded with gargantuan hammocks and rope spiderwebs, cargo nets and hanging bridges – these are the attractions Masungi Georeserve is well-known for. The adventurous book for a reservation here to experience the thrill, as well as see the verdant landscape of the Sierra Madre…

The Manila Bay Experience

The Manila Bay Experience By: Cristina R. Cinco Let the quest for the water birds begin!  Manila Bay covers more than 1,900 square kilometres and has a coastline of 190 kilometers spanning  the provinces of Cavite and Metro Manila in the east, Bulacan and Pampanga in the north and Bataan in the west/northwest.  The varied…

February 2017 Roundup

FEBRUARY 2017 ROUNDUP by James Biron February 3, 2017 – Wild for Wetlands St Paul’s College, Parañaque The Wild for Wetlands Fair happened last Feb 3, 2017 at St. Paul’s College in Parañaque. There were venue changes, but the organizers finally settled on Fr. di Francia Center of Studies in Sucat. The day started slow but…

Bird Photo of the Month: Dunlin

Photo by Rob Hutchinson DUNLIN Calidris alpina Manila Bay, Bulacan First spotted on 18 February 2017 by Mark Villa, Arne Jensen, and Tinggay Cinco, this sighting of the Dunlin is the fourth record of the species in the Philippines. Days after the initial sighting, as many as 9 Dunlins were spotted in the same area…