December 2014

Samar Island Natural Park by Carmela Balcazar A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 3 Early 1820s to late 1860s by Christian Perez Bird of the Month – Japanese Night Heron by Marester Bas Macasiano WBCP and DENR-BMB Sign a Memorandum of Agreement by Gina Mapua November 2014 Roundup by Mike Lu and…

Birding Destination: Samar Island Natural Park

by Carmela Balcazar Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) is a birding area in the Visayas. Some of the target birds there are: Samar Hornbill, Rufous Hornbill, Visayan Blue Fantail, Visayan Miniature Babbler, Pink Imperial Pigeon,Visayan Broadbill, Steere’s Pitta, Mindanao Bleeding Heart, Rufous-lored Kingfisher, Celestial Monarch, and Little Slaty Flycatcher. This is one of the first…

Philippine Eagle in Samar

WBCP member Ruth Francisco’s birdwatching trip to Samar was covered in the news when she spotted a Philippine Eagle in an area where it had not been seen since the 90’s. She shares the  story of her amazing encounter, along with details on how to plan a birdwatching trip to Samar. — Finding the World’s…