Filipino Glossary

A simple glossary to show the meanings of the common Filipino words I use in my blog.

  • Tito/Ninong: A word meaning Uncle
  • Tita/Ninang: A word meaning Aunt
  • Ate: A word used to call those who are older and female, but commonly used on elder sisters.
  • Kuya: A word to call those who are older and male, but commonly used on elder brothers.
  • Yaya: A word meaning Nanny, House Helper, or Maid.
  • Ibon: A word meaning bird.
  • Pare: A word meaning Priest.

Birder Glossary

A simple glossary to show the meanings of the birder terms I use in my blog.

  • Spark Bird: The bird gave you inspiration to pursue birding, not necessarily your first lifer.
  • Lifer: The first sighting of a bird in it’s natural habitat.
  • Life List: The list of lifers

2 responses to this post.

  1. you have got an awesome blog and the photography of birds is mesmerizing..i really appreciate your love for birds will always influence me to visit your posts..thanks for following my blog 🙂


  2. Hi Charles
    Im visiting Manila on December 19th -22nd and wondered if it would be possible to spend a day on your patch with you. My name is Andrew Vidler and I also do some photography as well as birdwatching. Kindest regards.
    email –
    website –


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