October 2014 Roundup

Oct 3, 2014 – Talk on Ecological Impact on Bird Population Timberland Heights The Manila Waldorf School of Timberland Heights invited the WBCP to do a talk on the Ecological Impact on Bird Population by Dr. Loreilie Tan. The class was composed of some 12 senior students. Two simultaneous club activities at the same time.…

October 2014

Typhoon Glenda: Observations on Impact on Bird Life in Barangay Piis, Lucban, Quezon Province by Alexander A. Elias A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 1 by Christian Perez Photo of the Month by Tonji Ramos – Eastern Grass Owl WBCP Partners with PEF in Holding a Birdwatching Workshop by Trinket Constantino September…

A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 1

by Christian Perez When a history buff and old book collector becomes a birder in the Philippines, it was bound to happen: he will become interested with the history of Philippine ornithology, and write about it. This is how Christian came up with this review of publications on Philippine birds through the years, from the…

Trying to Make Sense of a Senseless Killing

by Tonji Ramos Birders were heartbroken and disturbed to hear the news of the violent and untimely death of yet another Philippine Eagle. The victim was a well-known eagle, part of a nesting pair and the mother of a young eaglet. Many birders had witnessed first hand this particular eagle feeding and caring for her…

August 2014 Roundup

August 1, 2014 – Ocular trip to DLSU-STC in Canlubang An ocular trip at DLSU-STC Canlubang Campus was conducted upon the invitation of Nonoi Maralit, Director, Campus Sustainability Office of the De La Salle University Taft Campus. The said campus will eventually be dedicated to the Sciences branch of DLSU, becoming a total extension of…

Messages from the WBCP Officers 2014-2015

The newly elected officers of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines for 2014-2015 share their goals and wishes for the club for the coming year. Gina Mapua – President MORE I thank the members of the WBCP for giving me another chance to care for the club as its President. This year, my theme…

News from the Field – October 2013 to April 2014

Compiled and edited by Arne Jensen and Christine Telesforo Records collected by the Records Committee and the Rarities Committee and presented here cover the period from 1 October 2013 to 3 April 2014 (unless otherwise stated). All records of species documented less than 20 times previously are undergoing final assessments by the WBCP Rarities Committee…

Photo of the Month – August 2014

by Tina S. Mallari   White-Bellied Woodpecker Dryocpus javensis Subic, Zambales April 6, 2014 Finally found the time to go birding in Subic again. I will never get tired of this place. So many happy memories with very good friends and I have seen a lot of lifers at this place. ❤ I was taking…

Keeping Records of Philippine Birds

by Jops Josef  The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines recently released the 2012 Bird Records. This is a compilation of all the bird sightings that were reported in 2012. The report can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the end of the article. Records Committee member Jops Josef writes about the significance…

Birder Profile: Arne Jensen

by Kitty Arce Arne Jensen is renowned and respected in the Philippine birding community. He is a founding member of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, the head of WBCP’s Records Committee, a waterbird expert, and the steady hand that guides the Philippine bird list through all the lumps and splits. Read about Arne’s exciting…