The Philippine archipelago has an astounding mix of more than 600 species
of resident and migratory birds, of which almost 200 species are endemic.
Despite the high degree of endemism, very few Filipinos are aware of the
country's avifaunal diversity. The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP)
has for our mission the promotion of the responsible appreciation of nature
and, to collect & provide information about the birds of the Philippines.
As much as possible, the WBCP would like to use the pictures of birds taken
in the wild however some species are very difficult to photograph hence we
compensate with photos taken in captivity. The WBCP is heavily indebted to
WBCP member Romy Ocon for supplying the majority of the bird photographs
posted in this gallery. Other WBCP members who contributed the photos to the
gallery include James McCarthy, Nilo Arribas Jr., Bobby Kintanar, Adrian
Constantino, Benedict de Laender, JP Carino, Desmond Allen, Lala Espanola
& Romel Barrera. Thanks to Rey Sta Ana, Fred Serrano, the Katala Foundation
(Philippine Cockatoo) & Roland Roldan. Foreign birders who shared their pictures
are the late Laurence Poh of Malaysia, Ivor Lee of Singapore, Joe Pan of Malaysia,
Charles Hibbert of Australia, Wouter Thijs of the Netherlands and
Genevieve Broad of the UK.