The official website of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines
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KingFishers, Orioles, Woodpeckers
& Other Wild Birds of U.P. Diliman

Believe it or not, kingfishers, orioles, & woodpeckers can still be seen in the Metro Manila. Bitterns, shrikes, fantails may not sound like bird names but these and 30 plus other species can still be found inside the UP Diliman campus in Quezon City.

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines is composed of Metro Manila-based birdwatchers and we conduct monthly guided tours for the general public to raise awareness of birdlife in the urban setting. In doing so, we hope that city dwellers would have a better understanding, appreciation and realize the need to live in harmony with nature.

Our first guided bird watching trip for 2005 is scheduled on Saturday, January 8, 2005. Meeting place is in front of the Palma Hall at 3:00 pm. The club rents out binoculars at a minimal P 50.00/pair, the guided trip is free of charge. We only have ten slots for first-timers. Interested parties are requested to sign-up by emailing Mr. Jon Villasper at jonathan.villasper@up.edu.ph or 0916-7809106, or Mr. Mike Lu at myckle@thenet.ph or 0917-3350325.

The area to be birded is the NIGS-Math area and the Pook Aguinaldo ricefields. Please wear rubber shoes or hiking shoes, and long pants. A bottle of water, snacks, suntan lotion and insect repellant are also recommended.

To know more information on birdwatching or the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines please click on to www.birdwatch.ph. To see the different bird species found in Metro Manila (including the UP) and in selected parts of the country, click on www.pbase.com/liquidstone.