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  • Dearth Birder

    Dearth Birder

    Two things: We haven't birded as often as we used to. The weather had not been cooperative this year - either too much rain or too hot to get out of the house. And then old age seems to have finally crept on me. I no longer have the energy to go on long drives (almost a necessity when birding in the Philippines). The other thing was that somehow there was a dearth of birds at the places we've been to lately.

  • Trash Birds

    Trash Birds

    In the birding community the term "trash bird" refers to a species that is so common to the point that they are sometimes just tolerated as unavoidable but necessary. Like trash. Oftentimes they are simply ignored by birdwatchers and bird photographers.

  • To The Munias And Back

    To The Munias And Back

    In our last walk around our condominium complex we didn't see the Scaly-breasted Munias. Not a single one! Usually we would see them bringing nesting materials to different trees - either at the lawn or at the lower ground.

  • Whether Or Weather

    Whether Or Weather

    Inasmuch as we have not done any birding for the past couple months mainly due to almost non-stop rains, we were resolute that we would go to Antipolo whether the weather is good or not. Unfortunately, the skies were gloomy when we arrived Saturday morning and it even had some short downpours the couple of hours we spent there. Despite that we had some good encounters with the local avifauna. The pictures were not that good though considering we had to deal with dark backgrounds.

  • Conservation Counts Asian Water Bird Census 2018 At LPPCHEA

    Conservation Counts Asian Water Bird Census 2018 At LPPCHEA

    The Asian Water Bird Census (AWC) is a waterbird counting activity held every second and third weeks of January conducted by the government, non-government offices, nature club members and many other volunteer groups in different wetland sites in the world. In the Philippines, it is conducted in each region and is spearheaded by the DENR- Biodiversity Management Bureau.

  • Coron Birding Day 1 Change Is Coming

    Coron Birding Day 1 Change Is Coming

    It was totally unexpected. Our friend, Chin Fernandez, who is from here told us that there was an uncommon raptor seen by the road near the airport. So far only three people had photographed this species he said since the time it was first spotted in the area.

    After having just arrived at Coron and while we were in the van that the Darayonan Lodge provided to pick us up that I saw some birds. Rodel, our driver, stopped the van and we all (me, Cynthia, our friend, Peter, and the Taiwanese couple) unpacked our gears. Our first official bird of the trip was the Pacific Golden Plover - about 12 ...