10 Years of Philippine Bird Festivals

by Mike Lu Mike Lu looks back at 10 years of Philippine Bird Festivals celebrating country’s natural treasures and spreading the joy of birdwatching  to different provinces across the Philippines.  The Philippine Bird Festival was the Wild Bird Club’s response to the World Bank Environmental Champion award that we received a few months earlier in…

10th PBF Bataan: Ecotourism Forum

A special educational offering of the Philippine Bird Festival, the Ecotourism Forum is designed to be an avenue for ecotourism practitioners and strategists from across Asia to exchange best practices and success stories that instruct and inspire ideas.   Among the special educational offerings of the Philippine Bird Festival (PBF) is the Ecotourism Forum. First held…

December 2015

My Amazing Thailand Raptor Adventure by Jelaine Gan Photo of the Month: Canvasback Duck by Richard Ruiz 9th ARRCN Symposium 2015, Chumphon, Thailand by Alex Tiongco and Teresa Cervero Learnings from the Manila Bay Seminar by Gina Mapua November 2015 Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron

The Beach Thick-knee Twitch

by Kitty Arce Two birders grab a chance to take a trip to faraway island on the off-chance that a bird that was reported two weeks before is still there. What they experience is the magic of being in a beautiful setting where wildlife and nature are valued and protected.   Birding, parenting, and a hectic work life…

October 2015 Roundup

October 3, 2015 – Club Trip to La Mesa Eco Park and eBird Session La Mesa Ecopark, Quezon City Karen Ochavo headed a club trip to La Mesa Ecopark on Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. There were 13 participants — Karen Ochavo, Genesis Santiago, Linda Gocon, Cathy Mendoza, Brian Ellis, Rodec dela Cruz, Douglas Ball, Klara Tisocki, Diuvs…

Photo of the Month: Tiger Shrike

by Lando Inclan Lando Inclan is frequent contributor of amazing Mindanao bird photos to the Philippine Bird Photography Forum Facebook group.  His most amazing contribution so far is this Tiger Shrike. According to the WBCP Checklist “the only recent record is 13 Dec 2011 from Puerto Princesa, Palawan by Stijn De Win”. Previous to that it was…

Back in Davao with the Philippine Eagle Foundation

By Trinket Constantino Trinket Constantino writes about an exciting and action-packed workshop conducted for the Philippine Eagle Foundation staff and volunteers. This was not your ordinary workshop. This workshop had a river crossing, camping, dancing under the moonlight, Silvery Kingfishers, mini bird races, raptor watch, and more! In a follow-up activity to last year’s birdwatching workshop , Adri and I found…