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Egrets and other waders at the Zamboanga State College of Marine Science & Technology
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Metro Manila's 'secret' sanctuary - and why it might disappear soon
by Lu Ann Fuentes and Mads Bajarias
GMA News Online
March 11, 2015


The Rufous Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus), a bird that depends on healthy wetlands to thrive.


The Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), an iconic wetland bird. Metro Manila can attract more of this elegant animal if the LPPCHEA and other mudflats in Manila Bay are given more protection.

Hidden in the grimy, murky heart of Metro Manila is a pristine nature preserve that's home to hundreds of species of rare flora and fauna—and it may all soon disappear before we know it.

The Las Piñas Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) is a unique space in a metropolis not always known for its scenic beauty.

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WBCP Activities

Past Activities

Upcoming Activities

March 13, 2015
Guided trip for UP Mountaineers
UP Diliman, Quezon City

Attended by 23 participants and 10 guides
Species include Pied Triller, Cinnamon Bittern, Collared Kingfisher, Colasisi
March 28-29, 2015
Guided Trip and presentation
DLSU-Science and Technology Center
Canlubang, Laguna
March 14, 2015
Raptorwatch 2015
Ilham Resort, Tanjuang Tuan
April 12, 2015
Club Trip
Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club
Carmona, Cavite
4:00 pm
March 22, 2015
Conservation Committee meeting
Lu residence, Manila
11:00 am
April 18-19, 2015
ROX Outdoor Festival
Bonifacio High Street
Taguig City
  April 19, 2015
Earth Day celebration
Bulwagang Kalikasan
Cultural Center of the Philippines
5:30 am
  October 23-24, 2015
17th Taipei International Birdwatching Fair
Guandu Nature Park, Taipei
  October 31-November 1, 2015
6th Asian Bird Fair
Singapore Botanic Garden
  November 14-15, 2015
14th Thailand Birdwatching Fair
  December 10-11, 2015
10th Philippine Bird Festival
Balanga City, Bataan

To sign-up for a Guided Trip, kindly send an email to myckle224@yahoo.com to be included in the mailing list for trip announcements.


More Trip Reports
Birding Adventures in Luzon
02/7/10, 02/13-15/10
Wildlife sanctuary in Nuvali
In search of the Rhabdornis in Maquiling
Philippine Eagle at Mt Kitanglad

Archives: [2003] [2004] [2005] [2006]
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Asian Waterbird Census

AWC Homepage
AWC Count Form
Counting Methods Manual
AWC sites covered by WBCP:
Malalag Bay, Davao del Sur - 1/23/15
Pagbilao fishponds, Quezon Province - 1/22/15
Team Energy Pagbilao Power Plant - 1/21/15
Balanga Fishponds - 1/18/15
Paoay Lake, Ilocos Norte - 1/17/15
General Santos City, Cotabato - 1/13-14/15
Team Energy Sual Power Plant - 1/13-14/15
Candaba Marsh, Pampanga - 1/11/15
Bangrin Marine Protected Area,Bani, Pangasinan - 1/11/15
La Paz, Carmen, Davao del Norte - 1/10/15
Archives: [2004] [2005] [2006][2007] [2008] [2009] [2010] [2011] [2012] [2013] [2014]

Bird Club in the News
Metro Manila's 'secret' wildlife sanctuary - and why it might disappear soon 3/11/15
All set for festival in Zamboanga 2/26/15
First local bird festival slated in Zamboanga City on Feb. 27 2/13/15
Priest promotes bird conservation 1/30/15
Balanga City: A Haven for Migratory Birds 1/27/15

Archives: [2003-2006] [2007] [2008] [2009] [2010] [2011] [2012] [2013] [2014]

Bird Club in the News
Raptor Count Form
Spring Migration Count 2014
Spring Migration Count 2013 Report
Raptor Count - September 24-30,2013
Spring Migration Count 2012 Report
Spring Migration Count 2012 File
Raptor Count - April 7, 2012
Raptor Count - April 5, 2012
Spring Migration Count 2011 File



10 Reasons To Go Birdwatching
Birding For Beginners

Bird Gallery

Birds of the Philippines

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Executive Committee

Gina Mapua, President

Willem Van De Ven, Vice President

Tinggay Cinco, Secretary

Mike Lu, Treasurer

Jon Javier, 5th Officer

Records and Observations

Submission of records,

Records Committee
Arne Jensen, aejmanila@gmail.com

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