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7th Philippine Bird Festival – Dumaguete
Langgam Paluparon Lasang Palambu-on
Birds in the wild help forests thrive
West Quadrangle, Silliman University
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
September 23-24, 2011

September 22, 2011
Arrivals – Provincial Tourism to welcome and assist delegates at airport
Check-in at C&L Bayview Hotel or Florentina Homes
Ingress
1900 Welcome Dinner by the Boulevard tendered by Dumaguete City Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria

September 23, 2011
0800 Festival opens
0830-0900 Opening Ceremonies
0900-0930 Birds and birdwatching talk for Grades 4-6 students
0930-1100 Birdquest
1100-1130 Quiz Show
1200-1330 Lunch
1330-1400 Birds and birdwatching talk for High School students
1400-1500 Birdquest
1500-1530 Quiz Show
1630 Bird Festival activities end
1900 Governor’s Night at the Convention Center tendered by Governor Roel Degamo

Simultaneous lecture at the Education booth – Name that Bird ! An introduction to the uncommon birds of Negros

0930-1000
1015-1045
1100-1130
1400-1430
1445-1515
1530-1600

Simultaneous lecture at Rabor lecture hall (tentative)

1000-1045 Silliman University Legacy in Philippine Ornithology by Dr. Ely Alcala
1100-1145 Profile of a Pioneer: Dr. Dioscoro Rabor by Marester Macasiano
1300-1330 Film showing – Avian Archipelago
1400-1445 Avian Fashion: The Story behind Bird Colors by Arnel Telesforo
1500-1545 Meet your Feathered Neighbors– Nilo Arribas

*Simultaneous activities at coloring booth, origami booth and exhibitor’s booths
*Photo exhibit of wild birds taken in their natural habitat at the Science complex lobby
1300-1500 Wild Bird Photography Basics by Alain Pascua and Rey Sta. Ana

September 24, 2011
0800 Bird festival starts
1200-1330 Lunch
1630 Bird Festival ends
1900 Farewell Dinner at the Silliman Hall tendered by Silliman University

Simultaneous lecture at Education booth – Name that Bird ! An introduction to the uncommon birds of Negros.

0845-0915
0930-1000
1015-1045
1100-1130
1345-1415
1430-1500
1515-1545
1600-1630

Simultaneous lecture at Rabor lecture hall (tentative)

0900-0945 Avian Treasures of Negros by Prof. Renee Paalan
1000-1045 Face-to-Face with Bird Scientists -Prof. Renee Paalan & Arne Jensen
1100-1145 Birds of Borneo with Cede Prudente
1400-1600 Conservation Forum
Conservation status of birds in Panay and Negros

*Simultaneous activities at coloring booth, origami booth and exhibitor booths
*Photo exhibit of wild birds taken in their natural habitat at the Science complex lobby

September 25, 2011
Departures for post-birding tours or back to Manila

Name that Bird ! An introduction to the uncommon birds of Negros.
A 30-minute interactive activity focusing on uncommon birds found in Negros, presenters will show photographs of the birds, describe their main features and play recordings of their calls. A contest at the end of each activity will help the children to retain some of the information given. The need to protect the birds and their habitats will also be given attention.

LECTURES

Silliman University Legacy in Philippine Ornithology
Who hasn’t heard of Dr. Dioscoro Rabor, the Father of Philippine Wildlife Conservation? Dr. Rabor is but one of the heavyweight bird researchers who have worked out of Silliman University over the years. Get to know the rest of the university’s enduring contributions to Philippine ornithology and conservation in this talk by Dr. Ely Alcala of SUAKCREM.
Recommended for University students (Biology majors, Science Club members, etc.)

Profile of a Pioneer: Dr. Dioscoro Rabor
Dr. Dioscoro Rabor started his expeditions in 1935, and at the time of his death had nearly 60,000 entries in his field catalog for birds. How did he do research during his time? Find out from this talk by Dr. Rabor’s own granddaughter Marester Macasiano.
Recommended for Birders, Biology majors, Science club members

Film Showing: Avian Archipelago—Birdwatching in the Philippines

The Philippines has more than 600 bird species, about 200 of which are found nowhere else in the world. Watch stunning images and videos of birds in the wild in this mini-documentary produced by the Department of Tourism, and learn why the Philippines is a top destination for birdwatchers around the world.

Recommended for local volunteers, Tourism majors

Avian Fashion: The Story Behind Bird Colors 

Some birds are so colorful they pop out of any landscape, while others are so drab they blend in perfectly against a backdrop of dirt and dried leaves. What determines bird coloration? Artist and birdwatcher Arnel Telesforo will explore this in his talk about bird colors and their functions.
Recommended for High School and College students

Meet Your Feathered Neighbors.You don’t need to climb mountains and ford streams to watch birds—you only need to look up. In this talk, photographer and birdwatcher Nilo Arribas will introduce you to common but no less beautiful birds, starting with those that can be seen on Silliman University campus.
Recommended for HS and College students

Avian Treasures of Negros
Negros Island is home to a number of beautiful but rare birds that are found nowhere else, among them the critically endangered Negro Bleeding-heart that graces the logo of this year’s bird festival. Know more about the natural treasures of Negros in this talk by Prof. Renee Paalan of Silliman University’s Biology Department.
Recommended for HS and College students

Face-to-face with Bird Scientists
Are you adventurous? Do you like the outdoors? Do you find birds amazing? If you answer yes to any of these, then you might enjoy being an ornithologist. Meet two experts on Philippine birds in this forum and find out what exciting things they do in their professions, and how you can be like them.
Recommended for HS (priority) and College (1st-2nd year) students

Conservation Forum – State of Biodiversity in Negros
Recommended for local conservation NGOs, academic institutions, LGU reps This forum will gather representatives from the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, local conservation groups, academic institutions, and local government units to discuss issues impacting biodiversity in Negros and local conservation efforts.