Learnings from the Manila Bay Seminar

by Gina Mapua Last October 21, the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the DENR invited WBCP President Gina Mapua to a seminar on “Ecosystem Services, Dynamics and Threats to the Shoreline and Intertidal Areas of Manila Bay”. There were several speakers and she summarizes their talks in this article.   Coastal and Offshore Sedimentation in Manila Bay Dr. Fernando…

Photo of the Month: Sunrise on Bird Islet

by Christian Perez The Photo of the Month reminds us that the best camera is the one in you have with you. Christian Perez used an iPhone to perfectly capture the thrill and wonder of the early morning bird count at Bird Islet in Tubbataha. This was the magnificent sunrise on a magical island called Bird…

News from the Field – October 2013 to April 2014

Compiled and edited by Arne Jensen and Christine Telesforo Records collected by the Records Committee and the Rarities Committee and presented here cover the period from 1 October 2013 to 3 April 2014 (unless otherwise stated). All records of species documented less than 20 times previously are undergoing final assessments by the WBCP Rarities Committee…

Birder Profile: Arne Jensen

by Kitty Arce Arne Jensen is renowned and respected in the Philippine birding community. He is a founding member of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, the head of WBCP’s Records Committee, a waterbird expert, and the steady hand that guides the Philippine bird list through all the lumps and splits. Read about Arne’s exciting…

Why Bird Records Matter

Ned Liuag writes about the importance of keeping bird records and what WBCP members, citizen scientists, and nature lovers can do to help. — Why Bird Records Matter by Ned Liuag What is a good bird record? As long as there have been birdwatching hobbyists, bird lists have existed. Some will contain the species a…

News from the Field – April 2013 to October 2013

These are the notable bird records for April to October  2013 by Rob Hutchinson and Arne Jensen of the WBCP Records Committee. — News from the Field – April 2013 to October 2013 By Rob Hutchinson and Arne Jensen Country firsts Two new birds to the Philippines country list occurred during the period, both of them long-awaited…

WBCP News from the Field

The Records Committee of the Wild Bird Club compiled the noteworthy Philippine bird records for January 2012 to April 2013 — News from the Field – January 2012 to April 2013 By Mark Jason Villa and Arne Jensen Country firsts  A surprise record, making it the first swan for the Philippines, was the Tundra Swan Cygnus Columbianus bewickii.…