June 2014 Roundup

compiled by Mike Lu and James Biron   June 1, 2014 – Club Trip, LPPCHEA, Coastal Road News of the sightings of the Japanese Paradise Flycatcher and Pied Avocet in LPPCHEA prompted some members of the WBCP to organize this club trip to the area.  11 birders participated in this trip. Some of the species seen…

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…

Ask The Experts: The Oriental Cuckoo and Other Splits

Christian Perez discusses three species that were split in the WBCP Checklist of Birds of the Philippines 2013:  Oriental Cuckoo, Oriental Bush-Warbler, and Blue-and-White Flycatcher. He has gathered expert information from different sources and explains how to tell the species apart and how the splits affect personal Philippine lists. — The Oriental Cuckoo and Other…

Birder Profile: Des Cambaliza

Get to know the interests, ideas, and opinions of your fellow WBCP members. This month James Biron features the “other” Des of WBCP! — Q&A with Des Cambaliza by James Biron Hi Des! How are you? Thank you for agreeing to be the next birder to be featured for our Birder Profile section. I’m good. You’re…

May 2014 Roundup

compiled by Mike Lu and James Biron May 3, 2014 – BBQ Party Members of the WBCP went to Jops Josef’s residence in La Vista Subdivision in Quezon City for a barbecue party. May 8, 2014 – Meeting at BMB  regarding Philippine Eagle Week Members of the WBCP went to Biodiversity Management Bureau to discuss schedule…

Birder Profile: Richard Ruiz

Patty Adversario shares birding tips and insights from Richard Ruiz, the birder who changed the face of birding in Ilocos Norte. — The Accidental Rare Bird Master By Patty Adversario Richard Ruiz is Ilocos Norte’s rare bird master. He shares his secret tips for birding in the north. First tip: Never take any bird for granted.…

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…

Evolution, Ecology and Ethno-Ornithology as Tools for Conservation: A Study of Hornbills – a Talk by Dr. Juan Carlos T. Gonzales.

Jamie Dichaves reports on the talk given by Dr. Juan Carlos T. Gonzales “Evolution, Ecology and Ethno-Ornithology as Tools for Conservation: A Study of Hornbills” during a Café Scientifique event hosted by UP Los Banos Department of Science and Communication. — Evolution, Ecology and Ethno-Ornithology as Tools for Conservation: A Study of Hornbills – a…

March 2014 Roundup

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines continues to promote birding all over the Philippines, from Baguio to Zamboanga! Read about all the WBCP activities for the month of March. — March Roundup by James Biron and Mike Lu March 1, 2014 – Last Day of the 9th Philippine Bird Festival Final day of the…