UTC +8

civil twilight





Live stream: mobile_marikinaqc.ogg

Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines

Paolo Ven B. Paculan

Latitude: +14.635480868154787°
Longitude: +121.07796946669991°

Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
For Dawn Chorus Day 2024, I will be at the Solar Building of the Manila Observatory at the Ateneo de Manila University in Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The MO has been at the forefront of Philippine environmental science since 1865, and is located on a hill overlooking the Marikina Valley, with a view of the sunrise. Thanks to Biboy and the Loyola Mountaineers, as well as Coach Riemann and Coach Robert for the nature-/fitness-/sound-walks which led me to this venue.

The AdMU campus is home to and stopover for many bird species including the mayang simbahan (Passer montanus), pipit (Cinnyris jugularis), uwak (Corvus macrorhynchos), tagak (Bubulcus coromandus), batu-bato (Geopelia striata), salaksak (Todiramphus chloris), karpinterong maliit (Yungipicus maculatus), and matangdulong (Otus megalotis).

I will be using a Clippy EM272 omnidirectional stereo microphone placed on a tripod with a stereo mount, attached to an H1n audio interface, attached to an iPad with the LocusCast app.

Thanks to Ryo for introducing me to this platform; to all the campers at SoundCamp Manila 2024-; and to Dayang for introducing me to all of this and all of them. Thanks also to Grant, Mort, Leah, and Maria of Soundcamp; Abby, Trinket, Aaron of the Ateneo Wild; Fr. Jett, Sir Dionie, Sir Jack, Sir Willy of MO; Sir Paul and Punch for documenting the event; Dawn and the Department of Environmental Science for including the event in their camping activity; and the Campus Safety and Mobility Team for all their guidance and support!