Photo of the Month: Philippine Cockatoo

by Willem Van d Ven WBCP Vice-President Willem Van de Ven was in Narra, Palawan with a small WBCP contingent to support the Katala Foundation’s 9th Katala Day and mini-birdfest. While he was there, he was treated to amazing views of the endearing¬†Philippine Cockatoo.   The Critically Endangered Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropya) is quite at…

Photo of the Month – November

by Nilo Arribas Jr. Nilo captures an unusual view of one of the speediest fliers in the country. According to the Kennedy guide, Brown-backed Needletails “are considered by some to have the fastest average flying speed of any bird”.   BROWN-BACKED NEEDLETAIL Hirundapus giganteus Puerto Princesa, Palawan 03/02/2014 Canon 40D + 600mm, f/5.6, 1/2500, ISO400,…

April 2014 Roundup

Mike Lu and James Biron report on the activities of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines for the month of May. Lots of guided trips and club trips! — April 3-5, 2014 ¬†– News Report and DENR meeting regarding the Hunting in Adams, Ilocos Norte Members of the WBCP went to Adams, Ilocos Norte…

Birding Destination: Lagen Island Resort

It turns out that¬† El Nido Resort – Lagen Island is more than just a stretch of beautiful beach with luxury accommodations. The resort is also teeming with birds! WBCP member Jamie Dichaves gives us a glimpse of what it’s like to do high-end birding at El Nido in Palawan. — Lagen Island Resort by…

THE BLIND SPOT: CORON, BIRD PHOTOGRAPHER’S PARADISE

Bob Kaufman writes about why Coron, Palawan is one of the favorite destinations of bird photographers. Bird Photographer’s Paradise by Bob Kaufman Photography Editor You have your camera gear all set up. While munching on some delicious snack you sit and wait. Then all of a sudden you hear, “Lovely! Lovely!”. The local bird guide…