WBCP Survey Results: Why Did You Join WBCP?

What is it that brings a bunch of people together in a bird club? Is it just the birds? WBCP members were asked “Why did you join WBCP?” and Here are the survey results! — WBCP Survey Results: Why Did You Join WBCP? by Sylvia Ramos There were 286 members of the Wild Bird Club…

Featured Bird: Colasisi

This article first came out in the June 2013 issue of Animal Scene magazine. The article explores how the pet trade affects wild bird populations. — The Colasisi by Sylvia Ramos First off, this is NOT an article about a mistress or a kept woman! This is an article about the Colasisi (Loriculus philippensis), a…

Championing the Isabela Oriole

Joni Acay and Nikki Dyanne Realubit invited members of the club for a 1-day workshop and a chance to see the Isabela Oriole in the wild. Tonji and Sylvia Ramos represented the WBCP at the Seminar-Workshop for the Conservation of the Isabela Oriole held in Isabela State University – Cabagan Campus. This article was first…

Target Bird: Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher in Polillo Island

Tonji Ramos gives a quick guide for planning a trip to Polillo Island to see the endemic Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher. It is the smallest of the kingfishers found in the Philippines, measuring only 121-132 mm. It is so tiny and so swift that it is usually difficult to observe. Bob Natural of Polillo Islands Biodiversity…