This year the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (“MBTA”, 16 U.S.C. 703-712) celebrates one century of international coordination on bird conservation with Canada. The MBTA is a US public law implementing a US-UK treaty negotiated by the United Kingdom on behalf of Canada. Later, Mexico, Japan and the Soviet Union (now as its successor […]
by Sherri Moorer There’s one thing birds have in common: they’re mischievous! It seems that something about us brings out the silly side in our parrots. Such behaviors serve parrots well in the wild where they need a lot of energy and intelligence to seek food sources, create safe homes, and protect their young. In […]
by Mariah Hughes The Bourke’s Parrot is a nomadic parakeet that thrives across the diverse landscapes of Australia. These small, diurnal, pink-and-brown birds can be observed in tight-knit flocks anywhere from eucalyptus forests to dry scrubland to harsh cityscapes, but their preferred habitat is arid scrub. In captivity, Bourke’s Parrots are gaining popularity, thanks in […]
By S Katherine Clarke, with Sarah Ludick Our February 15th edition of The Round Up asks if there’s a Fine, Fine Line between a budgie’s fascination with mirrors and an African Grey’s plot for #birdworlddominion? In honor of Valentine’s Day, this issue explores birb self-love — in its hopefully healthy expression. See all the wonderful photos […]
by Tandi Glaser The Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens (“the Zoo”) is in the Hengrabari Reserve forest in Assam’s capital, Guwahati. The Zoo’s grounds house rescue and rehabilitation facilities, and the Zoo offers services in nature-tourism. A repository of bio-diversity, the Zoo seeks to become a complete recreational and educational destination in North-east India. […]
by Mary Caton There are times when a parrot owner realizes that they can no longer take care of a beloved pet. Before looking for a new home, you need to ask yourself why you want to re-home your bird. Maybe it’s a behavioral issue that you need help with. As parrots are incredibly intelligent […]
Lucky to have a wonderful view of the wild birds that visit the feeders and hastily strewn peanuts at the side of the house. Their visits bring joy to each and every day.
Valentine’s Day is a mere 2 days away – have you submitted your #birbloveis photo yet? Don’t miss your chance to win an awesome prize by showing the world your birb love! Enter our Valentine’s Day ‘Love Is…” Contest to win a prize for your birb photo creativity! Follow @BirbObserver on Twitter or BirbObserver […]
This jay was quite enamoured with his/her cache. Such beautiful birds.