June 2014 Roundup

compiled by Mike Lu and James Biron   June 1, 2014 – Club Trip, LPPCHEA, Coastal Road News of the sightings of the Japanese Paradise Flycatcher and Pied Avocet in LPPCHEA prompted some members of the WBCP to organize this club trip to the area.  11 birders participated in this trip. Some of the species seen…

July 2014

Birder Profile: Arne Jensen by Kitty Arce The Great Raptorwatch Adventure by Jelaine Gan Placing Bani on the Map of Waterbird Sites by Juan Mesquida June 2014 Roundup compiled by Mike Lu and James Biron  

Ask The Experts: The Oriental Cuckoo and Other Splits

Christian Perez discusses three species that were split in the WBCP Checklist of Birds of the Philippines 2013:  Oriental Cuckoo, Oriental Bush-Warbler, and Blue-and-White Flycatcher. He has gathered expert information from different sources and explains how to tell the species apart and how the splits affect personal Philippine lists. — The Oriental Cuckoo and Other…

Birder Profile: Des Cambaliza

Get to know the interests, ideas, and opinions of your fellow WBCP members. This month James Biron features the “other” Des of WBCP! — Q&A with Des Cambaliza by James Biron Hi Des! How are you? Thank you for agreeing to be the next birder to be featured for our Birder Profile section. I’m good. You’re…

May 2014 Roundup

compiled by Mike Lu and James Biron May 3, 2014 – BBQ Party Members of the WBCP went to Jops Josef’s residence in La Vista Subdivision in Quezon City for a barbecue party. May 8, 2014 – Meeting at BMB  regarding Philippine Eagle Week Members of the WBCP went to Biodiversity Management Bureau to discuss schedule…

Ask The Experts: Stilt Identification

White-headed Stilt identification can be tricky. Christian Perez has sifted through the different expert opinions on the differences and similarities between the Black-winged Stilt and White-headed Stilt and how to tell them apart in in the field. He presents his findings here to guide WBCP members in making IDs and correctly reporting stilts. — Differentiating…

Birder Profile: Jayce Japlit

How do you combine work and birdwatching? Work in a bird-friendly place! Listen in on the bird chatter as James Biron interviews fellow WBCP member Jayce Japlit. — All About Jayce Japlit by James Biron eBon: What is your name? Is it really Jayce? Jayce: Yes. JAYCE JAPLIT, it should have been Jaycee but the…

8 WBCP Things to Look Forward to in 2014

Of course aside from the birding and the feasting that follows the birding, there are a whole lot of activities we can all look forward to this 2014. Below are just 8 things among the stream of activities you can join. — 8 WBCP THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2014 by Maia Tanedo 1.…

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…