News from the Field – April 2014 to March 2015

Compiled and edited by Rob Hutchinson and Maia Tañedo   Summarized in this article are records collected by the WBCP Records Committee and Rarities Committee that cover the period from April 2014 to March 2015.   New Country Records From April 2014 to March 2015, there have been three new country records for the Philippines. An…

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…

Why Bird Records Matter

Ned Liuag writes about the importance of keeping bird records and what WBCP members, citizen scientists, and nature lovers can do to help. — Why Bird Records Matter by Ned Liuag What is a good bird record? As long as there have been birdwatching hobbyists, bird lists have existed. Some will contain the species a…

News from the Field – April 2013 to October 2013

These are the notable bird records for April to October  2013 by Rob Hutchinson and Arne Jensen of the WBCP Records Committee. — News from the Field – April 2013 to October 2013 By Rob Hutchinson and Arne Jensen Country firsts Two new birds to the Philippines country list occurred during the period, both of them long-awaited…

RECORDS COMMITTEE ACTIVITY REPORT 2012

Records Committee Head Arne Jensen gave a presentation on the Committee’s activities for 2011- 2012. This is a copy of the text of the PowerPoint presentation. The original presentation can also be downloaded from the Club’s egroup. space Committee Members • Encoding – Leni Sutcliffe (coordinator), Susan Gaviano, Maia Tañedo, Tintin Telesforo,    Cristina Cinco, and…