For our second event southwestern Manitoba, we set out with a small group of volunteers on the morning of Sunday, June 19th for our first grassland bird blitz in 3 years. We birded the Southwestern Manitoba Mixed Grass Prairie IBA from dawn to high noon in search of grassland Species at Risk. Sun rising over […]Down South – 2022 Grassland Bird Blitz — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program
“Quiet” and “crow” are, let’s face it, rarely used in the same sentence. We tend to think of crows as stridently outspoken and rowdy birds, bringing a racket wherever they go. Crow nesting and fledging time can be especially raucous, with parent crows cawing wildly at fledglings, and at potential threats to fledglings; and the…The Quietness of Crows — The Urban Nature Enthusiast
Before I take leave of posting for a month, when my wife and I go touring the arid Kimberley region in the Far North-west of Australia, I have one more species of Cockatoo to showcase, and this is our most common and most annoying species, the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. These birds are our best indicator of […]A Winter’s Tail Part 4 – The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo — aussiebirder
Our July ’22 Feather Fun Word Search will test your knowledge of birdie first aid.
Just when folks thought it was safe to go into the garden, Alexa and Roomba strike a plan to play Musical Plants – with other people’s plants! Morty isn’t amused, but their antics are impossible to ignore.
Catch up with Morty in his July ’22 Beneath the Cage Grate column and discover how far two silly bots will go to develop green thumbs!
All parronts know that sometimes our fids pout. They react to something happening in their environment, something we’re doing, wearing or about to do and they go into ‘pouty bird’ mode. Sometimes we parronts can get them out of their ‘funk’ quickly, but sometimes, we need to give them time and space to get over whatever is bringing them down – or winding them up.
Sherri’s July ’22 Feathered Frenzy column offers a wide range of ideas on how we can help our feathered companions deal with their feelings and rebuild their confidence in themselves and in us.
Press Release: Wild Horse Org Takes Legal Action Against Ten-Year Destruction Plan (RENO) Today, Wild Horse Education and founder Laura Leigh have filed litigation to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) […]WHE Take Action to Protect Jackson Mountain (Press Release) — Wild Horse Education
You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. We returned to view the owls two evenings after our first encounter with them. When we arrived we discovered two of the youngsters sitting within a couple of meters of our observation location. These birds quickly, but […]Great Horned Owls — Second Act — Sonoran Images
Continuing with some of the birds we saw in our recent visit to Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney, we saw a lifer – The Double-eyed Fig Parrot. This was a bird we pursued when we were last in Far North Queensland, but never laid eyes on. It is a resident of New Guinea, but is also […]Our Tiniest Parrot – The Double-eyed Fig Parrot — aussiebirder