November 2015 Roundup

October 31-November 1, 2015 – 6th Asian Bird Fair Singapore Botanic Garden Singapore The 6th Asian Bird Fair was hosted by the Nature Society (Singapore), the last of the founding members to host an ABF. The two-day event held at the Botany Center of the Singapore Botanic Gardens was opened by Senior Minister of State Desmond…

June 2015 Roundup

June 14, 2015 – Guided trip to Georgia Club Sta. Rosa, Laguna Georgia Club (a real-estate development under Vista Land) invited the Club to visit their property and introduce birdwatching to their staff and brokers. Tinggay Cinco, Nina Lim, Mitz de los Reyes, Robert Montgomery and Mike Lu led the group with an introduction to…

April 2015 Roundup

April 9, 2015 – Guided Trip at LPPCHEA LPPCHEA, Las Pinas Members of the WBCP went to  Las Piñas Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecosystem Area. They observed that Pond 2 was bone-dry but Pond 1 still had enough water to attract 20-plus moorhens, a crake, a sandpiper, a kingfisher and one mad-looking night-heron. A flock of…

March 2015 Roundup

 by Mike Lu and James Biron  WBCP had lots of activities for March including a birdwatching talks, raptor watching, and guided trips. March 6, 2015 – Meeting with CCP re Earth Day in Manila Manila March 6, 2015 – Talk on Birdwatching Treston College in Taguig The 3rd and 4th year level hospitality course students held their final…

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…

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…

May 2014

Birder Profile: Richard Ruiz by Patty Adversario Bird Endemism in Mindanao by Willem van de Ven Ask the Experts: The Arctic Warbler Splits by Christian Perez April 2014 Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron

Birder Profile: Jayce Japlit

How do you combine work and birdwatching? Work in a bird-friendly place! Listen in on the bird chatter as James Biron interviews fellow WBCP member Jayce Japlit. — All About Jayce Japlit by James Biron eBon: What is your name? Is it really Jayce? Jayce: Yes. JAYCE JAPLIT, it should have been Jaycee but the…

February 2014 Roundup

February 2, 2014 – Meeting for Philippine Bird Festival The organizing committee of the Philippine Bird Festival-Zamboanga met at the residence of Mike Lu to update on the status of the different activities for the bird festival to be held in Zamboanga at the end of the month. (Photo from Marites Falcon) February 6-9, 2014…