A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 7 1946 to 2000

by Christian Perez The 7th and final installment in Christian Perez’s Short History of Philippine Bird books fleshes out the people behind the names that are familiar to us from their books found in bookshelves — Delacour, Mayr, Dupont. Then, finally we come across a Filipino — author, zoologist, and conservationist, Dr. Dioscoro Rabor the Father of Philippine Conservation. Christian Perez…

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 6 American Period

by Christian Perez Christian Perez continues his fascinating series on Philippine bird books. Part 6 covers the American Period. The Philippine government goes from having no interest in natural science under the Spanish rule to having a Division of Ornithology under the Americans! Along with listing which species were discovered during this period, Christian also gives us peek back into…

March 2015

  – A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 6 American Period – by Christian Perez – Green-faced Parrotfinch Explosion in Letran Bataan by Fr. Auckhs Enjaynes, OP – Photo of the Month – a Tie! Mindanao Bleeding-heart and Mindanao Wattled Broadbill by Robert Hutchinson – Paoay Kumakaway! by Tin Telesforo – February 2015…

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 4 The 1870s

by Christian Perez Christian Perez continues his series on Philippine bird books. In this part of the series, we get a sense of the some of the adventures, dangers and thrills that historical figures faced in exploring the Philippines and discovering new species. 1. Introduction  The decade from 1870 to 1880 was the most productive in the…

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 2

by Christian Perez This is the highly anticipated continuation of Christian Perez’s series of articles on the major publications on Philippine birds throughout the years. This second part covers the remainder of the 18th century. Introduction Part 1 of this series of articles reviewed the ground-breaking works of Kamel, Brisson and Sonnerat. This second part…