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Behind Munti condos, a treat for birding eyes

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ROYALTY IN RESIDENCE The White-throated Kingfisher is just one of the 70 bird species documented by the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines in a “mini-forest” surprisingly thriving in the Ayala-Alabang area. Sylvia Ramos/contributor

To celebrate Earth Month, wild bird photographers and environmental conservation advocates Sylvia and Tonji Ramos recently held a bird-watching walk for a small group of residents at Filinvest Corporate City in Muntinlupa City.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Most beautiful of pigeons to be freed into the wild

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Photo shows one of the five Nicobar pigeons that will be released back into the wild this week after six years of rehabilitation at the environment department’s Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City. PHOTO COURTESY OF D.E.N.R.

MANILA, Philippines—Five Nicobar pigeons, considered among the most beautiful in the pigeon family but now in threatened numbers, will be released back into the wild this week after six years of rehabilitation at the environment department’s Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City, officials said on Tuesday.   The birds—three females and two males—will again fly [...]

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Man says he ate birds, turtles in 13 months adrift

Marshall Islands

It’s a story that almost defies belief: A man leaves Mexico in December 2012 for a day of shark fishing and ends up surviving 13 months on fish, birds and turtles before washing ashore on the remote Marshall Islands some 5,500 miles (8,800 kilometers) away.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Philippine eagle succumbs to airgun injuries

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Philippine Eagle. FILE PHOTO

A Philippine eagle recently found injured in a remote village in North Cotabato has died, a provincial environmental official said Monday.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DENR confiscates 32 caged animals

Why are these wildlife species being kept as pets? A total of 32 assorted birds and a juvenile monkey – a long tailed Philippine Macaque – were rescued from a private residence in barangay Kotkot, Liloan town last September 6, and brought to a wildlife facility to stabilize their condition. “They were caged. Most likely [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Candaba wild birds hunted despite ban

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Despite a ban, bird hunting has resumed in the globally important habitat of migratory waterfowls in Candaba town, Pampanga province, a volunteer reported on Sunday.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Visayas, Luzon sightings offer new hope for Philippine eagle

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The critically endangered Philippine eagle, the national bird, may be soaring across mountain ranges not only in Mindanao but also in Luzon and the Visayas, conservationists said Thursday.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Coal plant OKd amid opposition

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The plan to build a 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant adjacent to the protected island of Rasa off the town of Narra, home to a critically endangered bird species, got the nod on Friday from the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), overriding the opposition mounted by conservationists.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Navy turns over kalaw bird

THE Naval Forces Central rescued an endangered bird locally known as “kalaw.”

Posted: July 19th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Male bird loses interest in fading females, study finds

Undated recent photo shows a blue tit feeding its brood of young in a fully furnished bird box.  AFP

Not unlike some among their human counterparts, male blue tits lose interest when their mates’ beauty starts fading, staying out longer and neglecting their offspring, a report said Monday.

Posted: June 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Power lines a major risk for migratory birds, says study

When flamingos, storks, pelicans and other migratory birds undertake their long seasonal flights, they risk their lives winging their way through the endless power grids that cover the world.

Posted: November 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Birds ‘welcome’ visitors to NPD Caloocan office

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Visitors to the Northern Police District (NPD) headquarters in Caloocan City may be surprised to be greeted at the entrance by the most unlikely hosts at this time of the year—big white birds.

Posted: November 24th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Judge wins poetry award for book on birds

A PROMINENT Cebuano literature icon’s book on birds earned him another award to add to his collection over the weekend.

Posted: November 14th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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