Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP)
invites you to the...
1st Philippine Bird
a one-day event to raise conservation
awareness through the promotion of bird-watching
and the responsible appreciation of nature.
going to happen?
Meet the lively bunch of birding experts and enthusiasts
who will teach you about the Philippines' rich biodiversity,
as seen through its being home to more than 500
kinds of birds! Learn the basics of bird-watching!
Let your spirit take flight with the art and photography
exhibits! Learn from lectures and short films from
the country's top conservation organizations (see
the detailed list below).
November 18, 2005 (Friday)Opening ceremony starts
on November 18 at 9:00 AM
will it be held?
Crossroad 77 Convenarium
#77 Mother Ignacia Avenue cor. Sct. Reyes Street
more information text or call 0917-3350325 or email
email@example.com Wild Bird Club of the Philippines
website: www.birdwatch.ph (More on the club below)
feel free to pass this invitation to interested parties.
on the Festival
The Bird Festival, the first of its kind in the country,
will be held on November 18 at the Crossroad 77 Covenarium
in Quezon City. To coincide with bird walks in favorite
birdwatching sites in Metro Manila, the Philippine
Bird Festival also features an exhibit of bird photos
and paintings, lectures, nature videos, merchandise
and an arts activity center for children.
member and Bird Festival committee chair Alice Villa-Real
said the project hopes to introduce to the country an event
to raise awareness to the diversity of bird life in the
country. Similar events take place throughout the world
each year, attracting large numbers of bird watchers, scientists
and nature enthusiasts. In Asia, some of the well-known
bird watching events are Malaysia's Fraser's Hill International
Bird Race and the Singapore Bird Race and the annual Taipei
International Birdwatching Fair in Taiwan.
idea for the project was conceived by local bird watching
hobbyists in early June and has received the support and
encouragement from conservation organizations and the business
sector since. Among the exhibitors at the event are Philippine
Eagle Foundation, Philippine Cockatoo Foundation, World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), My Zoo Foundation, Conservation
International, Center for Environmental Awareness and Education
(CEAE), Winner Foundation, National Museum-Manila, Protected
Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) and Manila Bay Environmental
Management Project (DENR-NCR-MBEMP).
first Philippine Bird Festival is going to be a watershed
event for the bird watching hobby and for nature conservation
in this country," said WBCP president Michael Lu. "On
behalf of the Executive Committee, I encourage and invite
members and friends of the Club to register their support
for the project."
species can be found in the Philippines, of which 176 species
are unique to the archipelago. The alarming rate of forest,
parkland and wetland destruction poses a serious threat
to the diversity of wildlife in this country, which groups
like the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines hopes to arrest
by promoting a love for the outdoors, conservation awareness
and nature-friendly development planning.
Wild Bird Club of the Philippines invites interested organizations
and individuals as co-sponsors of this event.
Festival Committee heads include Dindo Llana, Jomike Tejido,
Jon Villasper, Anna Gonzales, Ann Lim, Robert Alejandro,
Jo Solis, & Trinket Canlas.
on Wild Bird Club of the Philippines
by the World Bank as an Environmental Champion in the Philippine
Environmental Monitor 2004 for identifying critical habitats
and raising awareness of the need to protect them.
technical assistance to government agencies such as the
DENR-NCR and local government units.
than 130 club members in 2005. Most members are Metro Manila-based,
however we also have members in ten provinces and five countries.
more than 50 trips from January to June 2005 (24 for 1st
timers and 26 for club members).
the first Asian Waterbird Census with the DENR-NCR in coastal
Navotas and Las Pinas-Parañaque in 2004.
the Asian Waterbird Census with DENR Region IV in Candaba,
Pampanga in 2005.
the country's only publicly available bird list where more
than 140 species has been recorded in Metro Manila alone.
sites previously undiscovered by biologists and bird-watchers.