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About Us

WBCP is a nation-wide club of birdwatchers interested in the wild birds of the Philippines. Our activities help raise awareness about Philippine avian biodiversity and its preservation, while promoting birdwatching as a responsible way to enjoy nature. This is backed up by a database of bird sighting records maintained by the Club, the only one in the country.

PH Birding Quick Numbers

The Philippines is well-known for it’s rich marine life, having the center of the center of the marine biodiversity of the world. But what most people do not know, including Filipinos, is that the Philippines can boast of the bird life that can be found here. In fact, the Philippines is ranked third in the world with the highest number of endemics per square kilometer next to Indonesia and Australia.

709

Species

number of species that have been recorded in the Philippines to date

241

Endemics

species that can only be found in our country

256

Migrants

species that winter in our country from August to March

212

Residents

species that occur here as well as in other countries

Based on the 2020 WBCP Checklist of Birds of the Philippines (18 February 2020). The number of residents species include resident species with migrant populations.

Latest Posts

by Mike Lu May 9, 2020 is Global Big Day. Today birdwatchers around the world will be recording and counting
by Robert Hutchinson The recent arrival of a flock of rare hooded cranes (Grus monacha) on Siargao Island in Surigao
By Jon Villasper (Jinx Birder Extraordinaire) One of the most popular places to go birdwatching in Metro Manila and probably

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Contact Us

Have a question about birdwatching? Need help on bird identification? Send us a message.

Become a Member

Applicants are required to join a guided birdwatching trip with WBCP prior to membership. If you are already a birdwatcher, the requirement to join a guided trip prior to membership is waived.

To join the mailing list for guided trip announcements or you’re a birdwatcher who wish to join the club, fill up the form or send an email to¬†info@birdwatch.ph.