All-night Owling at Angono

by Christian Artuso Dr. Christian Artuso is the Manitoba Program Manager of Bird Studies Canada. He is an ornithologist, wildlife photographer and birder. He has a special interest in owls and his thesis was on the Eastern Screech Owl. He is so passionate about owls that he happily and willingly spent the night at the Angono Petroglyphs…

Photo of the Month: Philippine Cockatoo

by Willem Van d Ven WBCP Vice-President Willem Van de Ven was in Narra, Palawan with a small WBCP contingent to support the Katala Foundation’s 9th Katala Day and mini-birdfest. While he was there, he was treated to amazing views of the endearing Philippine Cockatoo.   The Critically Endangered Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropya) is quite at…

Photo of the Month – Saunders’s Gull

by Romy Ocon The Philippines’s best bird photographer is on a roll! This is Romy Ocon’s second country record for 2015! His first one was an Amur Falcon in January 2015, and his follow up is a Saunders’s Gull! Saunders’s Gull Saundersilarus saundersi 1st winter conservation status: vulnerable new Philippine country record Santo Tomas, La Union,…

WBCP and DENR-BMB Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

by Gina Mapua WBCP signed a formal agreement with the DENR-BMB to work for the protection and conservation of birds and their habitats. WBPC President Gina Mapua calls on WBCP members to help by working on the ethics and protocol of birdwatching and bird photography, coordinating with the BMB on their rehabilitation and release projects,…

Camera Review: Canon Powershot SX50 HS

There are many good reasons for bringing a camera while birdwatching. You can use it to help you ID a bird and show others what you’ve seen. There are also many different camera options. You can use a point and shoot, a DSLR, a scope and camera combo or even binoculars and camera combo.  Maia…

Birding Places: Bulusan Lake

It’s all about the birds! WBCP member and Canon Ambassador Ely Teehankee visited Lake Bulusan in Sorsogon to photograph Philippine birds. — Bulusan Lake: Home of Philippine Endemics by Ely Teehankee Bulusan Lake, Sorsogon is 636 kilometers from Manila. I took a plane to Legaspi and travelled by car for 2 1/2 hours to get…