October 2015

The Sad Facts Surrounding Pamana’s Death by Mads Bajarias New Photographic Field Guide: Birds of the Philippines by Maia Tañedo Photo of the Month: Tiger Shrike by Lando Inclan Back in Davao with the Philippine Eagle Foundation by Trinket Constantino

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 5 1881 to 1899

by Christian Perez Christian Perez continues his series on the history of Philippine bird books. In Part 5, he sheds light on questions that have puzzled many birders such as: Why is the Mountain Leaf Warbler now called Negros Leaf Warbler? Who is this Jeffrey that the Philippine Eagle is named after? Why are there no Filipino ornithologists?…

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,…

November 2014

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 2 by Christian Perez Photo of the Month by Nilo Arribas – Brown-backed Needletail The Puzzle of the Philippines’ “Disappearing” Raptors by Mads Bajarias and Lu-Ann Fuentes October 2014 Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron

Photo of the Month – August 2014

by Tina S. Mallari   White-Bellied Woodpecker Dryocpus javensis Subic, Zambales April 6, 2014 Finally found the time to go birding in Subic again. I will never get tired of this place. So many happy memories with very good friends and I have seen a lot of lifers at this place. ❤ I was taking…

July 2014

Birder Profile: Arne Jensen by Kitty Arce The Great Raptorwatch Adventure by Jelaine Gan Placing Bani on the Map of Waterbird Sites by Juan Mesquida June 2014 Roundup compiled by Mike Lu and James Biron  

FAQ: Philippine Eagles in Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte

By Tin Telesforo WBCP members Arnel and Tin Telesforo joined the exploratory trip to Barangay Linay, Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte on 27-29 May 2014 on the invitation of DOT-9 Regional Director MaryJune Bugante. Co-organized by DENR-9, the trip’s goal was to test-drive a three-day tour package designed to attract visitors to Barangay Linay where a mated pair of…

Bird Endemism in Mindanao

WBCP member Willem van de Ven discusses the concept of endemism, the levels of endemism, and the endemic birds of Greater Mindanao in this mini-talk delivered during the 9th Philippine Bird Festival in Zamboanga City on 01 March 2014. Click to download the presentation file: Bird Endemism in Mindanao

Ask The Experts: The Arctic Warbler Splits

Christian Perez tackles another difficult new split in the WBCP 2013 Checklist. In this article he gathers advice from experts on how to tell apart Arctic Warbler, Kamchatka Leaf Warbler and Japanese Leaf Warbler. — The Arctic Warbler Splits by Christian Perez New Splits in the WBCP 2013 Checklist Two new species appeared in the…

Ask The Experts: Stilt Identification

White-headed Stilt identification can be tricky. Christian Perez has sifted through the different expert opinions on the differences and similarities between the Black-winged Stilt and White-headed Stilt and how to tell them apart in in the field. He presents his findings here to guide WBCP members in making IDs and correctly reporting stilts. — Differentiating…