For those of you DownUnder wanting to support conservation, BirdLife Australia offers a innovative fundraiser: the Twitchathon, a birdwatching race, pits teams of Aussie bird watchers against one another, vying for the most bird species seen or heard by the team. Registered teams seek sponsorship through friends and family, and proceeds benefit each state's designated bird. … Continue reading Oct. 27-28: BirdLife Australia’s National Twitchathon
Melbourne birds gathered for their bird social event October 6, 2018. Eclectus parrots, quakers, cockatiels, conures, even ringnecks filled the hall . . . along with their parronts. Whether on heads, shoulders, back or arms, parrots generally circulated with their humans, but there was also free time on perches. Between eating -- and eating -- … Continue reading Psitta-Social: Melbourne parrots caper and tease
Hello, friends! We hope you enjoy this issue, with its focus on African Grey parrots. In this issue's TheRoundUp we celebrate that spirit of generosity which inspires folks to "#BetheChange" -- like Manko (@i_met-Manko (IG)) leading the way for animal therapy birds in Australia, and Will and Matty Gladstone (@thebluefeetfoundation (IG)) for their innovative support … Continue reading TheRoundUp, October 20: Blue-footed Booby Socks & Free-wheeling Feathers
[Editor's note: As edited Oct. 21 in response to corrections graciously provided by World Parrot Trust subsequent to initial publication. We humbly acknowledge that in this space we do not detail that organization's critique of the Appendix II regulatory regime.] On July 27, 2018 The Dodo published a superb expose by Elizabeth C. Alberts about … Continue reading HatchLine: Up-Listed! African Greys & Econ 101
Welcome to our new Psitta-Social page. When you have an announcement about a meet-up or club and need help spreading the word, just send it to us for announcements. We will do our best to publish, not as part of the monthly round, but upon submission. DownUnder, under guidance of such FaceBook leaders as Adrienne … Continue reading Psitta-Social Debuts!
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
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
In honor of our feisty, fun and fabulous Budgie friends, BirbObserver wishes you happy World Budgie Day! Facebook follower Diana Shatswell's Levi and Teal await treats and scritchies on this celebratory day! Happy World Budgie Day!
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!
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