birdwatching in the city

American Cemetery and Memorial
3:00-5:30pm, June 19, Sunday.
Free Entrance.

First time to go birdwatching (also birding) today. Was a quiet afternoon, good slow way to start paying attention to detail–one of the essentials of a meaningful life!

Birding is “the activity of observing wild birds in their habitat,” and it’s a nice alternative to spending your weekends, even in the city.
Time to allocate: 2-3 hours.

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Email invitation from the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines:

Do you know what are Golden-bellied Flyeaters,Yellow-vented Bulbuls and Pied Fantails?

These are some of the most common birds found in Metro Manila.

Join the members of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines on a guided bird watching trip at one of Metro Manila’s best kept parks this Sunday, June 19 and discover the wonderful world of birds.

Assemble at the visitor’s parking lot of the American War Memorial in Fort Bonifacio at 3:00 pm. We will start with an orientation for first-timers and walk past the green lawns to look for Zebra Doves (Bato-bato)and Barred Rails (Tikling). Walk under the shade of the acacias to look for Collared Kingfishers (Kasaykasay), Lowland White-eyes (Matang Dulong) and perhaps a Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker (Karpintero).

Participants are advised to wear rubber or walking shoes. Please bring water, snacks, sunblock, umbrella (in case it rains) and/or insect repellant.

The guided trip for first-timers is free, however the club rents out binoculars at P50.00/pair. If you bring your own pair of binoculars, no other charges apply. Slots are limited and interested parties need to sign up and indicate the number of slots to be reserved, binoculars needed and contact numbers for confirmation. Please get in touch with Mike Lu via email at or text 0917-3350325.


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