Baer’s Pochard in the Last Pond in Candaba, Pampanga

Robert Hutchinson, Irene Dy, and Martin Kennewell scored big for Philippine birding with this MEGA find — a Baer’s Pochard in Candaba! The Baer’s Pochard  is one of the rarest ducks in Asia. This bird is so rare that in February 2012 a British birder flew from the UK to Japan just to see one. There are…

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…

10 Must See Birds of the Philippines

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, Rob Hutchinson of Birdtour Asia gives us a list of the top ten must see Philippine birds. space 10 Must See birds on the First Visit to the Philippines by Robert Hutchinson space 1)     Philippine Eagle The magnificent Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi…

PHILIPPINE HAWK OWL PRESENTATION

Lisa Paguntalan gave a presentation on the newly recognized Philippine Hawk-owls on 7 December 2012 during the 8th Philippine Bird Festival. She explains the difference between a new species and a split and also describes their exciting future plans for further studies and conservation.. New Philippine Owls Lisa Paguntalan Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc.