Every year, some 2.6 million birds are shot or die after being trapped in illegal nets in Lebanon. “This country is a black hole in terms of protection,” says a conservationist.(Image credit: Sam Tarling for NPR)
Although many people believe this owl has exceptional night vision, its retina is no more sensitive than a human’s. The owls asymmetrically placed ears are key to its hunting by giving it excellent directional hearing. Its nocturnal habits and eerie, easily imitated call, have led to a mythical association of the tawny owl with bad…
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Love is in the air! In honor of the day of love, The Roost is hosting a Valentine’s Day Birdie Photo Contest! Three prizes up for grabs! 1st PRIZE Gift bag containing chocolate for parronts, a large hanging birdie toy, a footie toy and a small chew/play toy. 2nd & 3rd PRIZES Small gift bag […]
Sherri’s latest articles is a perfect complement to Morty’s, both offering readers cautionary tales of how technology, while useful in some ways, can also run amuck, causing chaos among all members of the household – including inquisitive birdies. Click here to read how a Christmas gift led Sherri, Bubbles and Zack to have an interesting […]
In his latest Beneath the Cage Grate column, Morty tells of a letter he recently received from Rocco, another African Grey who is having a very challenging time with a demonic Alexa. Rocco’s Alexa keeps getting him into trouble, and if he can’t find a way to stave off his Alexa’s foul language and bad […]
Visit It’s A Birb Thing to view Lavender’s latest Cheeks comic strip.
Just a quick reminder to please leave a comment on my post here * to be included in this week’s prize draw for a bird feeder kindly donated by CJ Wildlife. It’s a lovely little feeder which looks good, and keeps the bird food dry. It come with 1kg of insect suet food, and normally […]
Ever wonder who cleans all those pelicans, boobies, gulls, terns and other seabirds when they get stuck in some giant oil slick? International Bird Rescue. Ever wonder how they do it, or if there is some way you can help? This presentation by International Bird Rescue explains their work to help care for injured, orphaned […]
Of all the wild birds that grace our backyard feeders and chatter among the trees, none are as endearing as the Black-capped Chickadee. Friendly and gregarious, Chickadees make the winter’s chill a little less biting. My favourite songbird by far, I long to hear them extolling their trademark chickadee dee dee tune each and every time I enter their outdoor world.