New Photographic Field Guide: Birds of the Philippines

Of course I want a copy…unfortunately, I couldn’t find one anywhere near me and I do not trust online purchases. Aww..


by Maia Tañedo

Good news for Philippine birders! A new photographic field guide of Philippine birds is available at local bookstores. WBCP members Maia Tañedo, Robert Hutchinson, Adrian and Trinket Constantino have just come out with a new field guide of 280 of the most commonly seen species in the country. This would make a great book for budding birders, nature-lovers, and anyone who wants to learn more about Philippine birds.

Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

The Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of the Philippines is a field guide containing full-color photographs and descriptions of 280 bird species in the country. Published by John Beaufoy Publishing, it is one of the latest additions to their Naturalist’s Guide series which includes other titles such as the “Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of China,” the “Naturalist’s Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia,” and the “Naturalist’s Guide to the Butterflies and…

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Music from our planet’s most interesting continent has the ability to soothe an emotional ache and is able to provide a glimpse to the musical roots of jazz music.


Found this awesome website that lets you convert video file to other formats (.avi, etc). Love what they did to this particular YouTube video I downloaded (no judgments, please…) which enabled me to watch it on my mom’s new TV.


Everyone should visit this blog every once in a while to gain perspective on ourselves in a biological sense. I guess that would provide deeper understanding of our role with our environment — not only ecologically but also in other aspects.

The “Trimates,” The Founding Mothers of Primatology

Excuse me while I cry and realign my life choices.

The Human Evolution Blog

Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birutė Galdikas Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birutė Galdikas

Science moves so fast in our modern era that we forget how young some scientific disciplines really are. Darwin founded evolutionary biology just over 150 years ago. Mendel did the same for modern genetics around the same time, although his work didn’t blossom (pardon the pun) until several decades later.

The scientific study of animal behavior didn’t really begin until well into the 20th century with the pioneering work of Ivan Pavlov, Konrad Lorenz, John Watson, and B.F. Skinner.

Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner

However, while those pioneers were mostly studying animals in laboratory conditions, others began to argue that to fully understand animal behavior, one must observe them in the wild, and over a great length of time, not just weeks or months. In the 1950s and 60s, as scientists began to patiently observe various animal species in their native environment and natural social context, they were overwhelmed…

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There was a time (back in 2009, I think) that I was obsessed with these girls because of my roommate, dorm mate, and friend. They were all into K-Pop and they would watch videos of these girls before sleeping or doing anything else. It’s a plus that one of their members grew up in the Philippines.

Here is my personal favourite though:

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