25th Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium

by Willem Van de Ven The 25th annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium was held from April 5 to 9  in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. This event, organized by the Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines, is celebrated in a different city each year, and this year was hosted by the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc (MBCFI) and…

Photo of the Month: Philippine Cockatoo

by Willem Van d Ven WBCP Vice-President Willem Van de Ven was in Narra, Palawan with a small WBCP contingent to support the Katala Foundation’s 9th Katala Day and mini-birdfest. While he was there, he was treated to amazing views of the endearing Philippine Cockatoo.   The Critically Endangered Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropya) is quite at…

Black-headed Gulls with Spicy Vegetables

by Willem van de Ven WBCP Vice President Willem van de Ven and WBCP Treasurer Mike Lu represented the club at the 13th Thailand Bird Fair.   In the first week of November, Mike and I travelled to Thailand to have a taste of mainland cuisine, experience Thai hospitality and enjoy the sight of all…

January 2015

  A Short History of Philippine Bird Books – Part 4 The 1870s by Christian Perez Black-headed Gulls with Spicy Vegetables by Willem van de Ven Photo of the Month: Amur Falcon by Romy Ocon  The Bird Traps on Mount Polis by Kitty Arce December 2014 Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron  

October 2014 Roundup

Oct 3, 2014 – Talk on Ecological Impact on Bird Population Timberland Heights The Manila Waldorf School of Timberland Heights invited the WBCP to do a talk on the Ecological Impact on Bird Population by Dr. Loreilie Tan. The class was composed of some 12 senior students. Two simultaneous club activities at the same time.…

Messages from the WBCP Officers 2014-2015

The newly elected officers of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines for 2014-2015 share their goals and wishes for the club for the coming year. Gina Mapua – President MORE I thank the members of the WBCP for giving me another chance to care for the club as its President. This year, my theme…

May 2014

Birder Profile: Richard Ruiz by Patty Adversario Bird Endemism in Mindanao by Willem van de Ven Ask the Experts: The Arctic Warbler Splits by Christian Perez April 2014 Roundup by Mike Lu and James Biron

Bird Endemism in Mindanao

WBCP member Willem van de Ven discusses the concept of endemism, the levels of endemism, and the endemic birds of Greater Mindanao in this mini-talk delivered during the 9th Philippine Bird Festival in Zamboanga City on 01 March 2014. Click to download the presentation file: Bird Endemism in Mindanao