Check out our February Edition!

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IMG_20190203_140432The Roost’s February ’19 edition has something for everybirdie:

  • Morty is beak-deep in technological problems, again, with Alexa, but with help and commiseration from Rocco, Morty just might  have a couple of (albeit hilarious) solutions!
  • Cheeks’ latest comic strip provides a lesson on grooming.
  • Bubbles and Zack help parront Sherri appreciate the value – and pitfalls, of modern digital technology.
  • News on the Wing showcases a range of issues impacting wildlife and the environment from around the world, including articles  on wildlife crime, wetlands conservation, the plight of the plover, and a celebration of penguins!
  • Feather Fun provides an opportunity to test your virtual jigsaw puzzle solving skills as well as your word search acumen.

We hope everybirdie enjoys our February 2019 Edition and as always, we invite your feedback on anything you read on The Roost Online!

News on the Wing – February Edition

Animals, Birds, Endangered, Endangered Species Act, Evolution, Facebook, Habitat Loss, Instagram, Migratory Birds, News, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Science, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

IMG_20180615_155811The February edition of News on the Wing brings together a collection of topics on wildlife conservation, wildlife crime, migratory birds, endangered species, bird evolution, bees, wild spaces, trees, spring, declining insect populations, and much more.

Click here to read through the latest collection of bird and wildlife news sourced from social media and the web.

Technology Hijinks

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Bubbles 6-16-16Sherri’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 new year’s technological adventure.

Valentine’s Day Birdie Love Photo Contest

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ephoto_1548447478657Love 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!

  1. 1st PRIZE
    Gift bag containing chocolate for  parronts, a large hanging birdie toy, a footie toy and a small chew/play toy.
  2. 2nd & 3rd PRIZES
    Small gift bag containing chocolate for parronts, one medium hanging toy and a footie or chew/play toy.

DEADLINE FOR POSTING/UPLOADING IS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th at 4 P.M. EST (Toronto/New York time)

Enter via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram:

You can use any format – video, photo, cartoon, etc., showing your bird(s) in a Valentine’s Day theme.  This can be a Valentine’s Day costume/ outfit, a photo using a Valentine filter, stickers, a video of your birdie saying ‘I love you’, a cartoon of your bird in a Valentine’s Day context, etc.

  • ONE ENTRY PER PERSON / BIRD
  • PROVIDE YOUR FIRST NAME AND YOUR BIRDIE’S NAME

To enter via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram:

  1. Twitter:
    Post your photo/video/cartoon, etc., on Twitter AND USE HASHTAG  #TheRoostValentinesDay
    so we can track and add your entry to the contest.
  2. Facebook:
    Upload your photo/video/cartoon, etc., on your Facebook page AND TAG
    Linda Pionus Sully
    so we can track and gather all entries from Facebook.
  3. Instagram:
    Upload your photo/video/cartoon, etc., to your Instagram page AND TAG
    theroostonlineAND USE HASHTAG
    #TheRoostValentinesDay 
    so we can track and add your entry to the contest.

The winning entries will be drawn at random on February 14th and announced via The Roost Online, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Good luck everybirdie!

News on the Wing: New Year Edition

African Greys, Amazon Parrots, Amazons, Animals, Birds, Christmas, Cockatiels, Cockatoos, Conures, Endangered, Facebook, Habitat Loss, Instagram, Migratory Birds, News, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Science, Sun Conures, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

IMG_20180615_155821We’ve collected some of the best tweets and articles from around the globe for the new year’s edition of News on the Wing.

Click here to read about endangered birds, new conservation efforts, the decline of a Mexico City amphibian cultural icon, and how your old Christmas tree can provide winter shelter and a feeding area for backyard birds.

Endangered Parrots Word Search

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Our first game for 2019 is an Endangered Parrots word search submitted by regular contributor Tiellover.

Grab your pencil, head on over to the Feather Fun page and enjoy some down time with this entertaining yet informative word game.

Beneath the Cage Grate: Vroom Vroom Roomba

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img_20190104_115009Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring because of that runaway Roomba Alexa gave mother for Christmas!  Honestly, I could just spit seeds!  Just when you thought it was safe to take a stroll around the apartment, that ditzy Alexa strikes again!

Morty’s challenges with Alexa continue.  Visit Morty’s Column to read his hilarious take on Alexa’s gift for mum.

What’s Really Contagious

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After coming down with a nasty sinus infection a week before Christmas, Sherri soon bubbles 7-4-16realizes how some of her negative behavior can quickly transfer over to the behavior and reactions of Bubbles and Zack.

Sherri observes that companion birds can help us become better people – if we acknowledge that their reactions can shine a light on problems that we might want to avoid.  There’s so much to behavior on the part of humans and birds.

Visit our Feathered Frenzy page to find out how Sherri strives to balance a zack 5-16-14busy work schedule and implement relaxation techniques to help her get “centered” when the world around her gets out of control.

Season’s Greetings from the Roost!

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To all of us here at The Roost, we want to extend our best wishes to everybirIMG_20181223_120928die for a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019!

May your birdie stockings be brimming with your favourite nom noms and your dreams filled with visions of new toys, tasty treats and many, and oodles of scritchies and hours of playtime with your parronts.

Have a wonderful Christmas everybirdie! Stay tuned for new articles and news from The Roost’s contributors in early January!