Check out our February Edition!

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

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.

Beneath the Cage Grate – February edition

IMG_20190203_140338In 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 shopping habits, he’s going to find himself in a real pickle with his parront.

Click here to read Morty’s comical – yet practical, response to Rocco!  And, find out what Morty asks of Rocco about eradicating the dreaded roomba from the house.

Valentine’s Day Birdie Love Photo Contest

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

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

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.