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…

One Rainy Morning at Ipo Dam and Watershed

by Karen Ochavo Karen Ochavo writes about a guided birding trip for the UP Mountaineers to the Ipo Dam and Watershed. The Ipo Watershed is an important area that is under threat from illegal settlers and illegal logging. Karen’s visit is part of an ongoing program spearheaded by Mitz delos Reyes and Fredd Ochavo of UP…

September 2014 Roundup

September 7, 2014 – World Shorebirds Day Barangay Consuelo Macabebe Pampanga World Shorebirds Day was held on 6 September 2014 for the first time. One of the key programs of this special day is the Global Shorebird Counting which is a public awareness initiative. The Wild Bird Club of the Phil. did its share on September…

Birding Down Under

text and photos by Karen Ochavo WBCP member Karen Ochavo shares how she learned to become more adventurous and see a lot of great Australian birds while living in Australia for 19 months. At the beginning of 2013, and halfway through my participation in WBCP’s first “Big Year Philippines”, I had to withdraw from the…