All-night Owling at Angono

by Christian Artuso Dr. Christian Artuso is the Manitoba Program Manager of Bird Studies Canada. He is an ornithologist, wildlife photographer and birder. He has a special interest in owls and his thesis was on the Eastern Screech Owl. He is so passionate about owls that he happily and willingly spent the night at the Angono Petroglyphs…

The Bird Traps on Mount Polis

by Kitty Arce Hunting is illegal in the Philippines. Yet the practice hunting a few birds for the cooking pot is common and prevalent in this poor and largely rural country. WBCP Founding Member Kitty Arce takes a long, hard look at the illegal practice of hunting birds for food and reexamines her beliefs about hunting.  My birding buddy Mark…

PHILIPPINE SCOPS OWLS IN QUEZON CITY

Jops Josef writes about the family of Philippine scops owls in his own backyard. space PHILIPPIE AND FAMILY by Jops Josef Owls.  One of the bird species that I have written off as one of the hardest, if not one of the last species I will see as a birder.  And I had every reason…

OWL PELLETS

Ever wondered what owl pellets are? this article talks about what they are and what important things they can tell us about the owls that produced them. space by Maia Tañedo We go out and look for owls and we automatically look upwards at the trees. The recent sightings of the Philippine Eagle Owls in…

PHILIPPINE EAGLE OWLS AT ANGONO, RIZAL

WBCP member Vincent Lao writes about how he came to discover another Philippine Eagle Owl family, this time in Angono instead of Balara and most amazing of all — viewable in the daytime! OWLING AT ANGONO by Vincent Lao I had never heard of the Angono Petroglyph in Binangonan, Rizal before. I learned about the…

PHILIPPINE EAGLE OWL FAMILY AT BALARA, QUEZON CITY

WBCP member Karen Ochavo finds a unique way of combining her work with her passion for birdwatching when she discovers a family of Philippine Eagle Owls right in her office compound. OT (OWL TIME) AFTER 5! By Karen Ochavo The Legend of the Owls Having a relatively quiet and “green” environment around the Manila Water…