October 2014

Typhoon Glenda: Observations on Impact on Bird Life in Barangay Piis, Lucban, Quezon Province by Alexander A. Elias A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 1 by Christian Perez Photo of the Month by Tonji Ramos – Eastern Grass Owl WBCP Partners with PEF in Holding a Birdwatching Workshop by Trinket Constantino September…

WBCP Partners with PEF in Holding a Birdwatching Workshop

by Trinket Constantino Trinket Constantino writes about WBCP’s latest partnership with the Philippine Eagle Foundation. WBCP members Trinket Constantino, Adri Constantino, and Pete Simpson held a 2-day training seminar on Birdwatching and Bird Tour Guiding at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao for a diverse group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable participants. The club’s working relationship…

Lake Maragang and Mt. Timolan: Birding in Pagadian

by Adri Constantino WBCP member Adri Constantino of Birding Adventures Philippines gives the details on planning a birding trip Lake Maragang Mt Timolan Protected Landscape in Zamboanga del Sur. Read his trip report and suggested one-night itinerary, complete with a delicious lunch menu! This is a quickly-organized birding trip (many thanks to Region 9 Director…

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 –…

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…