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…

Urban Birding: Philippine Scops Owl Breeding in Quezon City

Jops Josef writes about his second encounter with a Philippine Scops-Owl family in his neighborhood. — Philippine Scops-Owl Breeding Again in Village in the Midst of the City by Jops Josef The first encounter. It has been almost a year since the Philippine Scops-Owl (PSO) was first seen in my village.  By some stroke of…

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…