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…

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…