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("Come, let's count birds!" in Pampangueno)
Migratory birds are currently on the move for Autumn migration, and I look back to last February where we joined the indefatigable Arne J to check out the environs of Manila Bay to survey the waterbird population. Our group was composed of myself, Adri, Tinggay, Angelo and Arne. We were ready to count birds!
Ayon sa pagsalisik ng MBCFI noong 2011, 127 bird species na ang naitala sa Naujan Lake at sa watershed forest sa paligid nito. Ngayong Enero, umaabot sa 63 bird species ang nakita sa Naujan Lake National Park at sa Multiple Use Forest Research Center (MUFRC) na napalibutan ng mga bayan ng Naujan, Victoria, Socorro at Pola. Kabilang na rito ang 14 na endemic species, 14 ang migratory species at 5 threatened species ng mga ibon.
Nakita at nakuhanan ng larawan ang mga nabanggit na ibon sa pamamagitan ng isinagawang Mindoro Bird and Wildlife Photosafari noong ika-23 hanggang ika-25 ng Enero na ...
From January 23 to 25, 2014, we birded in Oriental Mindoro. Our first day and the following morning was spent at the Naujan Lake National Park. Naujan Lake in Oriental Mindoro is the 5th largest lake in the Philippines. It is about about 14 km from north to south, and 7 km from east to west, a total of 13,011 hectares in area. The lake is bounded by the municipalities of Naujan, Pola, Victoria and Socorro.
The Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (MBCFI), a non-government organization that implements conservation initiatives in Mindoro Island, organized a Wild Bird Photosafar ...
Imagine a vast expanse of tidal mudflats with thousands of waders and terns as far as the eye can see. This is what awaits you in Barangay Tibsoc, San Enrique, Negros Occidental. The site was only recently discovered by birders. I first heard about it from Bacolod-based WBCP member Lisa Paguntalan during the birdfest last December. Later, when I saw the results of the January 2013 Asian Waterbird Census (AWC), I decided I had to go. I based this article mainly on my visit there in mid-February with Leni Sutcliffe and Peter Bijlmakers, and on the results of the AWC.
San Enrique in ...
The start of a week long trip encompassing Cebu and eastern Mindanao in the company of Richard. We kicked off with a visit to Olango, arriving there at 10:00 on 5th January. We returned in the afternoon of the 6th after a successful visit to Tabunan forest.
There were plenty of waders in evidence. Of the larger species the most obvious were the large number of Whimbrel, with fewer Far Eastern Curlew. A total of 9 Eurasian Curlew were also present, and were strikingly different, particularly in flight. The white back was obvious, but more interesting was the overall plumage tones which had a ...