(The Philippine Star) Updated
July 09, 2011 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines - On view until July
12 at the North Wing of SM City Cebu is the “Migratory
Birds: Global Ambassadors of the Changing Environment”
Featured are the works of Nilo Arribas Jr.,
an IT/business consultant who specialized in project management;
Luisito Co, a surgeon by specialization; Bobby Kintanar, an
executive of a support service company based in Cebu; Clemn
Macasiano Jr., a practicing dentist; Marester Bas Macasiano,
an in-flight service manager of a Hongkong-based international
airline; and Tateo Osawa, a retired Japanese expatriate who
has chosen Cebu to be his second home for over 15 years now.
All photographs of birds in the exhibit were
taken in the wild and in their natural habitat. The bird photographers
spend countless hours in the field. They have been exposed
to various environmental conditions such as gusty winds, shifting
tides, heavy rains, and extreme heat while in the field. They
hope that the effort and photographs in the exhibit will inspire
others to take an active role in spreading conservation awareness
in the locality.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to
see photographs of at least 18 selected migratory shorebirds
in full color prints; panoramic view of birds congregating
in their foraging area and/or in flight; and behavioral photographs
rendered in a series or individual shots. They will also learn
other interesting facts about the shorebird with the longest
bill in relation to its body, a bird species that recorded
the world’s longest 11,000 kilometers non-stop flight
in nine days, and — despite the nomadic nature of their
lifestyle — a wild migratory bird that has lived for
over 60 years.
The photo exhibit will feature visiting migratory
birds taken in the locality of Cebu. The photos taken in the
locality will highlight the fact that people don’t have
to go very far to appreciate these magnificent long-distance
fliers. By instilling a mindset for coexistence, rather than
a life of separation or isolation, people should be able to
attain a society that is tolerant and sensitive to the needs
of wildlife in a shared environment.
The exhibit is presented by The Birdnuts
of Cebu in cooperation with SM City Cebu, Pacific Online Systems
Corporation, Wild Bird Club of the Philippines Inc., and Ramon
Aboitiz Foundation Inc.
For information, call Nilo Arribas Jr. at
0927-7962059 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.