Rising from the Ashes – Wildfires, Birds, and Their Habitat

The 2018 fire season’s explosive Carr and Mendocino Complex (California) conflagrations – among many others – illustrate the damage wildfires do to human infrastructure as well as fire’s effects on birds, other animals, and their habitat. This article is third in a natural-disaster series that’s already looked at the effects on birds from earthquakes and … Continue reading Rising from the Ashes – Wildfires, Birds, and Their Habitat

Note to Readers

Just a short note to let you know that as we continue to switch over to our new website - BirbObserver.com - we'll be taking a short hiatus from publishing The Round Up. Rest assured that this marquis section of BirbObserver will be back in the coming few weeks! In the meantime we encourage you … Continue reading Note to Readers

The Round Up Archives is Here!

Thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic response to TheRoundUp - we love hearing and sharing your stories and hope the shared experience helps you along your path of joy and equilibrium in life. We blush to acknowledge that the media-intensity of the page means download times vary and regret any inconvenience. We've archived 2017's TheRoundUp … Continue reading The Round Up Archives is Here!

Bird’s Eye View: Climate Change – #UndoYourPart

by Katherine Clarke The last issue of Bird's Eye View illustrated how birds are the "canaries in the coal mine" of climate change.  Here our editor asks us to face the fact that climate change - global warming - is massive and complex.  Cutting edge science is not easy to understand and to tackle global warming … Continue reading Bird’s Eye View: Climate Change – #UndoYourPart

The Round Up – March 15

Sharingexperience we learn from one another and have some quixotic bird fun with antics like #BirdDominion. From "Spring watch" to a cameos of such birdlovers as Facebook Admin Ayoub Hadidi of  BirdSquad, we present 'bird happenings' Instagram and Facebook and encourage you to explore accounts you may hitherto have missed. Click here to visit the latest … Continue reading The Round Up – March 15

Horus: The Yellowhammer’s Nest

Birds have inspired some of the most moving and insightful art and literature in history.  BirbObserver reprints this thoughtful period poem by Englishman John Clare (1793 – 1864): The Yellowhammer's Nest BY JOHN CLARE Just by the wooden brig a bird flew up, Frit by the cowboy as he scrambled down To reach the misty dewberry—let … Continue reading Horus: The Yellowhammer’s Nest

Quakin’, Shakin’ Feathers

By Mark LaBarre For five days before Helike disappeared, all the mice, martens, snakes, centipedes, beetles -- and every other creature of that kind in the city -- left in a body by the road that leads to Keryneia ... But after these creatures had departed, an earthquake occurred in the night; the city subsided; … Continue reading Quakin’, Shakin’ Feathers

The Round Up for March 1st

Catch up on social and community news on everything from weather, nectar replacement therapy, to missing Birbs; enjoy an imaginative frolic with bird friends and find some new friends by checking out accounts you may have missed earlier.   Head on over to TheRoundUp now to view this edition!

Bird’s Eye View: Heat Flight

by Kat Clarke Climate change is radically reshuffling Britain’s birds, with some species disappearing while new migrants are settling.  TheGuardian.com, December 2017 Modern climate change projections for bird habitats first appeared in the U.S. in 2014 and each year gain sophistication and accuracy.  Both Canada and the UK applied  improved technology and data sets in their reports … Continue reading Bird’s Eye View: Heat Flight