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March 2017 Roundup

MARCH 2017 ROUNDUP

Here is a list of the different activities the WBCP had the past month.

March 12 – Records Committee Meeting
The WBCP Records Committee got together at the residence of Mike Lu and had their regular meeting.
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Hard-working Records Committee members. Photo by Mike Lu
March 14 – Club Trip to San Roque Dam, Pangasinan
Members of the WBCP went on a club trip to the San Roque Dam in Pangasinan where they saw relatively big numbers of Philippine Ducks among other species.
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Birders on the boat going around the dam.
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Philippine Ducks flying over the water. Photo by Jon Villasper
March 18 – Club Trip to IRRI and Mt. Makiling
The WBCP had a club trip for members in the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Mt. Makiling in Los Banos, Laguna.
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Photo by Cristina Sison, niece of current WBCP Secretary Tinggay Cinco
March 18-19 – Club Trip to Pacific Farms, Bolinao, Pangasinan
The WBCP was invited by Pacific Farms to survey their 500-hectare salt farm as a potential site for the annual Asian Waterbird Census for Region 1.  Seven birdwatchers joined by the company owners trekked the salt fields and explored the fringing habitats – mudflats and scrublands to record more than 70 species in less than 48 hours. Waders in breeding plumage littered portions of the salt fields while the fringing hillsides harbored a variety of common open field and forest species
March 25 – Guided Trip in Anvaya Club, Morong, Bataan
As Anvaya Cove celebrated its 9th anniversary, the WBCP was invited to set up a booth and also conduct bird walks around the area for guests.
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Photo by Willem van de Ven

 

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Photo by Nikdye Realubit
March 27 – Birding Training at Masungi Georeserve
The WBCP was tapped by the Masungi Georeserve to conduct a birding training for their guides.
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WBCP volunteers Willem, Cathy, Mabel, James and Jasmin (Brian Ellis not in the photo) and our lovely host Ann
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Forest rangers and guides – we had to divide into three groups for a more focused learning

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