The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) recently took a
birdwatching trip to Leisure Farms hobby farming and agritainment
community in Lemery, Batangas.
or birding, is the act of watching birds in their natural
habitat, explains Mike Lu, founder of WBCP. Invited
to investigate the bird wildlife in the project, the
WBCP, accompanied by members of the Leisure Farms team,
explored various areas in the 123.5-hectare propertythe
clubhouse site, cul de sac, various cliffs overlooking
rich, raw forests, and the Linear Lake.
From around 8 in the morning to noon time,
the bird watchers enjoyed viewing colorful wild birds
such as the White-collared Kingfisher, Coppersmith Barbet,
Pacific Swallow, Black-naped Oriole, White-breasted
Wood Swallow, Olive-backed Sunbird, and the Black-naped
Monarch. They also noted the incidence of mysterious
holes in various areas of the project.
side studded with nesting holes of the Blue-tailed
The activity, the third of the WBCPs visits in
Leisure Farms in a month, enjoyed the emergence of an
accumulated 38 species of birds, 10 of which are endemic
to the Philippines, such as the White-eared Brown Dove,
Elegant Tit, Philippine Coucal, Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker
and the Lowland White-eye. Also spotted were the Blue-tailed
Bee Eater and Blue-throated Bee-eater, the only 2 bee-eaters
species resident in the Philippines.
birders also solved the mystery of the holes appearing
in various areas of the project. These were identified
as bird nests of the bee-eaters, with the birding season
having recently commenced. WBCP advised that the holes
be left alone to protect the birds' habitat.
from its interest in protecting bird habitats, Leisure
Farms has shown concern for the environment, making
sure to preserve nature and the natural habitat of many
creatures while developing their land.
The WBCP trips also awakened a new culture and consciousness
and encouraged a sharing of knowledge and enthusiasm
for birds, as well as other aspects of nature tripping,
and environmental awareness, at Leisure Farms.
"Leisure Farms is planning
more activities for lot owners together with the Wild Bird
Club," says Nela Natividad of Leisure farms Business
Development team. WBCP suggests that the best time to go birdwatching
would be early morning or late afternoon.
The Bird Watch Club of the
Philippines, formed in 2003 takes birdwatching trips regularly
to various nature spots in the country. The club encourages
individuals to share their interest in wild bird watching
and to help protect wild birds habitat, as it provides
a venue for collating information gathered by birdwatchers
in the Philippines. Their official website is located at http://www.birdwatch.ph
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