Thursday, November 10, 2005


A good friend of mine, Mike Lu of the WBCP is one of the handlers of this event. Go with him to look at birds, will you?

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) is sponsoring the 1st Philippine Bird Festival, a one-day event to raise conservation awareness through the promotion of bird watching and the responsible appreciation of nature. The Bird Festival, the first of its kind in the country, will be held on November 18 at the Crossroad 77 Covenarium in Quezon City. To coincide with bird walks in favorite birdwatching sites in Metro Manila, the Philippine Bird Festival also features an exhibit of bird photos and paintings, lectures, nature videos, merchandise and an arts activity center for children. 580 species can be found in the Philippines, of which 176 species are unique to the archipelago. The alarming rate of forest, parkland and wetland destruction poses a serious threat to the diversity of wildlife in this country, which groups like the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines hopes to arrest by promoting a love for the outdoors, conservation awareness and nature-friendly development planning.

The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines invites interested organizations and individuals as co-sponsors of this event. For more information text or call 0917-3350325 or email