April 2015

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 7 1946 to 2000 by Christian Perez Bird Photos of the Month: Mindanao Brown Dove and Lina’s Sunbird by Pete Simpson Anvaya’s Field Guide to Birds: A First for WBCP and Anvaya by Trinket Constantino We finally found the White-bellied Sea Eagle by Randy Weisser March…

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,…

January 2015 Roundup

January 2, 2015 – Birding with Finnish Birding LPPCHEA, Las Pinas The WBCP welcomes visiting birdwatchers to join Club activities or brings them out to our favorite sites whent he opportunity arises. We started the year with a birdwatching to the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat & Ecotourism Area with Finnish birder Anssi Kullberg. (Photo credit:…

December 2014 Roundup

December 6, 2014 – Guided trip for Centro Montessori University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City A guided trip was held for elementary students of Centro Montessori. The kids , aged 4-13, were members of the outdoor and nature club of the school called Lakbay Kalikasan. They were joined by their adviser, Julia (who emailed Maia Tanedo…

December 2014

Samar Island Natural Park by Carmela Balcazar A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 3 Early 1820s to late 1860s by Christian Perez Bird of the Month – Japanese Night Heron by Marester Bas Macasiano WBCP and DENR-BMB Sign a Memorandum of Agreement by Gina Mapua November 2014 Roundup by Mike Lu and…

Birding Destination: Samar Island Natural Park

by Carmela Balcazar Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) is a birding area in the Visayas. Some of the target birds there are: Samar Hornbill, Rufous Hornbill, Visayan Blue Fantail, Visayan Miniature Babbler, Pink Imperial Pigeon,Visayan Broadbill, Steere’s Pitta, Mindanao Bleeding Heart, Rufous-lored Kingfisher, Celestial Monarch, and Little Slaty Flycatcher. This is one of the first…

August 2014 Roundup

August 1, 2014 – Ocular trip to DLSU-STC in Canlubang An ocular trip at DLSU-STC Canlubang Campus was conducted upon the invitation of Nonoi Maralit, Director, Campus Sustainability Office of the De La Salle University Taft Campus. The said campus will eventually be dedicated to the Sciences branch of DLSU, becoming a total extension of…

Keeping Records of Philippine Birds

by Jops Josef  The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines recently released the 2012 Bird Records. This is a compilation of all the bird sightings that were reported in 2012. The report can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the end of the article. Records Committee member Jops Josef writes about the significance…

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…

Placing Bani on the Map of Waterbird Sites

by Juan Mesquida The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines has conducted bird counts as part of Asian Waterbird Census in Bani, Pangasinan since January 2012. Juan Mesquida encourages more birders to visit. Read his article to learn more about the waterbirds, raptors, beaches, the best watermelon in the Philippines, and more!    2012 –…