Gen(i)us: Hyacinth Macaws, Gentle Giants

The gracious, seemingly always happy hyacinth macaw (anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) ranks as the world's largest flighted bird and largest psittacine. Affectionately known as the "Gentle Giant" of the bird world, this Neotropical parrot sports a cobalt blue headdress, striking golden bare-skinned eye-rings, and complementary golden facial outline around beak, which give a hyacinth the appearance of happiness … Continue reading Gen(i)us: Hyacinth Macaws, Gentle Giants

HatchLine: Feral Macaws Muse in Coconut Palms

Coral Gables, Florida -- The rubicund sun lengthened the shadows as we stood on a Miami flagstone patio craning our necks, gazing awestruck at six blue and gold macaws roosting high in the tops of royal palms.  Fully half of the remaining flock has showed up to be seen, as if they knew visitors were … Continue reading HatchLine: Feral Macaws Muse in Coconut Palms

Horus: Conservation Photographer Pete Oxford

  You flip the page and suddenly there it is, right in front of you.  Bam!  The photo smacks you in the face and is instantly, indelibly etched in your mind.  That’s the power of great photojournalism. The napalmed nine-year-old Vietnamese girl whose photo altered the trajectory of the Vietnam War. The vulture patiently stalking … Continue reading Horus: Conservation Photographer Pete Oxford

HatchLine: Aviculture Tips from South Florida Pros

Beloved author of Psittaculture, Tony Silva, and long-time AFA leader Buddy Waskey hosted a tour of select South Florida aviaries in the days leading up to the Organization of Professional Aviculturists' (OPA) annual meeting. As Florida has enacted a framework of laws favorable to aviculture, aviaries flourish there. The warm weather, though dryer than the … Continue reading HatchLine: Aviculture Tips from South Florida Pros

Announcing: The 2019 First Annual Birbie Awards

In early January we will announce the winners of our 2019 First Annual Birbie Awards! Please help by NOMINATING and VOTING for candidates!  There are four categories with a total six winners, because two awards are decided specific each to each to Facebook and Instagram: Most Inspirational Account (Facebook & Instagram separately) Best Animal Trainer (Facebook & … Continue reading Announcing: The 2019 First Annual Birbie Awards

Psitta-Social: Nov. 25: BBSC: Brisbane awed by Chicken Beauty Queens

Led by Instagram's @I_met_manko and @haus_of_mango, Brisbane Bird Social Club (FB) (@_@bbsc_ (IG)) hosted a Redville park event Sunday, November 25, 2018. Eight social parrots and chickens graced the park: Manko (macaw), Mango (conure), Bella and Silky (chickens),  BB the Alexandrine, Nancy the Loveliest (lorikeet), and Snowflake (quail). Peruse below; this park adventure is only one … Continue reading Psitta-Social: Nov. 25: BBSC: Brisbane awed by Chicken Beauty Queens

Psitta-Social, Nov. 24: Kiwis Courageous!

Another great meetup in Auckland this past Saturday, with lorikeets, an Indian ringneck, ecltecus parrots, and Senegal and African Grey parrots!  To learn the details of the next Auckland meet-up, contact Facebook's Clive Willgoss or Ann-Sophie Salomez! These parronts and fids are eager to meet their bird-loving neighbors, and as you can see there's a spacious … Continue reading Psitta-Social, Nov. 24: Kiwis Courageous!

Those Awesome Ozzies are at it Again!😉

Adrienne Bennett (FB), that bird-loving, cross-country driving, energetic-amazing organizer behind Instagram's @BirdSocialsOz, will hit the road from Melbourne to Canberra to facilitate another incredible Canberra meet-up December 1! Contact Adrienne via FaceBook, Messenger or Instagram DM for additional details, dust off that travel carrier and get ready to arrive at this Bird Social in style, … Continue reading Those Awesome Ozzies are at it Again!😉