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MAY ROUNDUP

Here are the things the WBCp has been up to the past month.
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MAY ROUNDUP
compiled by Mike Lu and Maia Tanedo

May 5 – Club Trip to Candaba. Twenty-two members of WBCP went to Candaba for a club trip during the tail-end of the migration season. The group was still able to see lots of Philippine Ducks, Wandering Whistling Ducks, and Oriental Pratincoles.
Birding along the road near the mayor's house. Photo by Maia Tanedo.
Birding along the road near the mayor’s house. Photo by Maia Tanedo.
May 8 – Execome Meeting at Sev’s Cafe. Members of the Execom met with some club members at Sev’s Cafe to discuss and update each other on club matters.
May 11 – WBCP-P2F Bird Race in UP Diliman.  In line with the Pledge to Fledge birding initiative, the WBCP organized a bird race in the University of the Philippines Diliman campus. Sixteen participants teamed up with thirteen WBCP guides and tried to see as many birds species in three and a half hours. Prizes were given to the top three teams and stickers were given to all participants.
Jops Josef giving the introduction before the race officially started. Photo by Maia Tanedo
Jops Josef giving the introduction before the race officially started. Photo by Maia Tanedo
Group photo of the participants and guides. Photo by Maia Tanedo
Group photo of the participants and guides. Photo by Maia Tanedo
May 18 – Guided Trip for Students of Beacon School in Candaba. The WBCP guided a group of gradeschoolers, their teachers, and parents in Candaba in connection to their studies on wetland ecosystems.
Trinket Constantino giving the introduction before the birdwatching activity. Photo by Maia Tanedo
Trinket Constantino giving the introduction before the birdwatching activity. Photo by Maia Tanedo
Kids and adults using their binoculars to spot the birds in the marsh. Photo by Maia Tanedo
Kids and adults using their binoculars to spot the birds in the marsh. Photo by Maia Tanedo
May 22 – 9th Philippine Bird Fair Meeting at Rockwell. Members met to discuss preparations for the upcoming 9th Philippine Bird Fest. The PBF is going to be held on October 4-6 in the Paseo del Mar in Zamboanga City.

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