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  • 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...
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
    All about those pesky Red Tailed Hawks
    This is the most widespread and familiar large hawk in North America, bulky and broad-winged, designed for effortless soaring. An inhabitant of open country, it is commonly seen perched on roadside poles or soaring over fields and woods. Although...
  • Actor Rod Taylor
    'The Birds' actor, Rod Taylor dies at age 84
    "The Birds" actor, Rod Taylor has died at age 84, according to the Jan. 8 reports from both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. His daughter Felicia confirmed on Thursday, that her father passed away on Wednesday. Felicia was a former...
  • Up in the sky...it's National Bird Day
    Up in the sky...it's National Bird Day
    Today, January 5, is the 13th Annual National Bird Day. Our fine feathered friends live over and among us, and it's a perfect time to reflect on how we treat birds and what part they play in our lives. As a young girl, I would stand at the...
  • possible sighting at the bird count
    More than 2300 volunteers help conservation efforts with Annual Bird Count
    The 115th Annual Christmas Bird Count goes through Monday, Jan. 5 and some surprising results are already starting to show up in reports. The results have been gathered from thousands of volunteer bird watchers and enthusiasts who have braved the...
  • Photographing National City's Pepper Park
    Photographing National City's Pepper Park
    It’s getting more and more difficult to find a photographic venue we haven’t discussed in this blog over the past four years, but I discovered Pepper Park, a 5.5 acre park worth the drive to National City with a camera!Pepper Park is...
  • Nuttall's woodpecker
    What's that tapping sound? Maybe it is a Nuttall's woodpecker
    San Diego has a variety of wooded plants and imported trees. These trees and plants support a lot of living things; including parasites that can harm them. Luckily, there are birds in town that can help. The Nuttall’s woodpecker is one of...
  • Long-eared owl
    Whats the difference from a Long-eared owl and a Short-eared owl?
    Well you may think, the ears are the only difference. Im going to tell you that their are more differences than just the ears. First lets talk about the Long-eared owl.The Long-eared owl is 13 to 15 inches tall and their wing span is about 3 to 3...
  • Adult Pacific loon
    Recent winter birding news for San Diego
    Mid-December is always an exciting time to go looking for unusual migrating birds in San Diego. Already this year, several rare or unusual birds have been spotted in odd locations throughout the county. Most of these birds are common birds that...