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  • Kingfisher in Kruger National Park
    Losing the words to describe birds
    Dictionaries are some of the first reference books children learn to use, but children who use the Junior Dictionary from Oxford University Press will not be able to learn as much as about birds as they could have in previous versions. All...
  • New collar could reduce bird deaths caused by free ranging cats
    New type of collar aims to reduce free ranging cats' effects on bird populations
    A new study in Australia shows that cats wearing brightly colored, scrunchie-like collars are less able to catch and kill certain kinds of prey. Specifically, red and rainbow collars seem to be the most effective.Why is this? According to a Feb....
  • Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras - El Bejuco Waterfalls
    Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras - El Bejuco Waterfalls
    The Pico Bonito National park is located just outside of La Ceiba, Honduras. Easily the biggest and best park around La Ceiba - a short, 20 minute drive from the town center.The park consists of 1,073 square kilometers of lush forest, numerous...
  • Great Backyard Bird Count
    Technology helps make the Great Backyard Bird Count possible
    "People who care about birds can change the world," said Audubon chief scientist Gary Langham. "Technology has made it possible for people everywhere to unite around a shared love of birds and a commitment to protecting them."...
  • Appreciation of animals
    Appreciation of animals
    Most everyone appreciates a good animal story. From childhood to seniors there are times, more often for some, when a good animals story is the best medicine for what ails us. How many remember reading James Herriot’s books in the sixties...
  • Do you love winter birds?
    Valentine's weekend bird festivals
    Winter isn't always the best birding season, but birders can fall in love with birds all over again at these Valentine's weekend birding festivals. Whether you want to add new species to your life list, reacquaint yourself with some winter...
  • Finches and pine siskins in  feeding frenzy
    Teachable moments from birds
    Goldfinches, purple finches, house finches, pine siskins and dark-eyes juncos find nyjer seeds magnetic. These bite-size morsels pack a punch with their high oil content. Hang a small feeder filled with these seeds and you will never experience a...
  • Band-tailed pigeon
    Large number of band-tailed pigeons dying in California
    People in California are asked to be on the lookout for sick or dead band-tailed pigeons. At least a thousand dead pigeons have been seen around California since December. The cause has been traced back to a parasite (Avian Trichomonosis) which...
  • Canaries are strongly associated with the color yellow.
    Facts about canaries
    Caring for a pet is a huge responsibility. Whenever you take an animal into your home you must be prepared to constantly care for it, feed it, walk it (or tidy its enclosure) and pay attention to it. Pets can be expensive and time consuming but...
  • Some finches live in the wild and migrate. Some are helped along by people who feed them, tend the sick, and then release them back to their native wild. Others are kept purely as pets.
    Facts about finches
    Caring for a pet is often an enormous responsibility. Whenever you take an animal into your home you must be prepared to constantly care for it, feed it, walk it (or tidy its enclosure) and pay attention to it. Pets are usually expensive and can...
  • Cockatoos are extremely social and affectionate parrots.
    Facts about cockatoos
    Caring for a pet is a lot of work but it’s a labor of love for most people who have let an animal into their lives. Once you take an animal into your home you must be prepared to constantly care for it and this includes feeding it, walking...
  • Macaws are large and beautiful birds.
    Facts about macaws
    Caring for a pet is a huge responsibility. Whenever you take an animal into your home you must be prepared to constantly care for it, feed it, walk it (or tidy its enclosure) and pay attention to it. Pets can be expensive and time consuming but...
  • Parakeets can be trained to be extremely docile.
    Facts about parakeets
    Having pets is a big responsibility. When you take an animal into your home you must be prepared to constantly care for it and this includes feeding it, walking it (or tidying its enclosure) and paying attention to it. Pets can be expensive and...
  • Disco the talking budgie video goes viral
    Incredible talking budgie thinks dogs are cats (Video)
    Disco, the incredible talking budgie, has memorized more than a hundred phrases. But he still has trouble telling a dog from a cat. That hasn't stopped BBC One viewers from going mad for the amazing bird. And now, a video preview of "Pets...
  • Seabirds foraging in the Pacific
    Strange mass die-off of birds off California coast baffles scientists
    A mass die-off of several species off the California coast has been baffling scientists. The main victim is mostly a small seabird called a Cassin’s auklet. Reports of up to tens of thousands of these birds have been washing up on California...