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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.
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 ...
Sunny Saturdays are few and far between this rainy season, making it difficult to plan out-of-Metro-Manila birding trips. Thankfully, the sprawling University of the Philippines grounds are just a stone throw's away. So when the skies were looking clear last weekend, Adri and I went for a quick drive and walk to check out the birds.
We ran into birding couple Bob and Cynthia, and caught up on the latest news. In typical birder and photographer fashion, our conversation remained uninterrupted while we stared up into the trees and pointed out birds in the canopy. A few Golden-bellied Gery ...
I was happy to be back at the LPPCHEA (Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area) for a bit of Saturday morning birding with some members of the WBCP.
I had not been back for a few years and I was curious to see the beach we once dubbed as "rubber slipper beach" when I was just starting out birding. All sorts of trash littered the beach, from your usual plastic packaging to styrofoam boxes, discarded nets and rope, furniture, handbags, clothes, toys... ANYTHING you can think up, including A LOT of rubber slippers. Well, there was still a LOT of the city's trash washed up o ...
A total of 36 bird species??"a number of which are considered endangered??"have been recently identified living at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, reinforcing the park's status as a thriving outdoor biodiversity preserve that is also one of the country's few nesting sites for hawksbill turtles.
This initial discovery, made by members of the Davao Wild Bird Photographers group and the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) following Philippine Eagle Week (June 4 to 12), revealed the existence of 36 bird species in the park.
Two prominent species discovered include the endangered Spotted Imperial P ...
The favorite island of bird watchers!
Olango Island is part of a group of islands in Cebu Province. The island group is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Cordova and Lapu-Lapu City. It is a major tourist destination of Cebu known for its wildlife sanctuary and is only 5 kilometers east of Mactan Island.
The Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary is home to migratory birds. It's a perfect side trip, most especially by bird watchers, if you're in Cebu. The island serves as a pit stop by birds that came from as far as Northern China and Siberia. The sea grasses, mudflats and mangrove ...