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WBCP celebrates

WORLD

MIGRATORY

BIRD DAY | 8 OCT

About Us

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines 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.

725

Species

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

255

Endemics

species that can only be found in our country

278

Migrants

species that winter in our country from August to March

205

Residents

species that occur here as well as in other countries

Based on the 2022 WBCP Checklist of Birds of the Philippines (15 February 2022). The number of residents species include resident species with migrant populations.
You can download the latest WBCP Checklist of Birds of the Philippines here.

Latest Posts

Compiled by Mike Lu JULY 2022 July 3 – Guided trip for Philippine Fauna Arts Read more
By Tinggay Cinco, Chairperson of the WBCP Records Committee Have you ever wondered what the Read more
By Michele T. Logarta While field guides are essential to birding, there are many other Read more
By Michele T. Logarta Originally published in The Philippine STAR Opinion section on September 10, Read more
By Christiane Oriana “Andun sa kabila!” ("It's on the other side!") One of our guides Read more
By Gabbi Reyes In a club full of passionate conservation advocates, it’s not difficult to Read more
By Cristina A. Montes For a few issues during the last season of eBon, I Read more
By Ana Gabrielle Alcantara Have you ever encountered an unknown bird and been amazed by Read more
Art by Jon Villasper Download and print this free coloring page of the Philippine Eagle! Read more

Upcoming Events

  • 8OctWorld Migratory Bird DayCelebration of World Migratory Bird Day and opening of the LPPWP Wetland Center. More details to follow. Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park
  • 9OctGuided birdwalk for Kaisa Para Sa KaunlaranNinoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

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.

For any questions, or if you wish to be included in the mailing list for guided trip announcements or you’re a birdwatcher who wish to join the club, send an email to info@birdwatch.ph.