AFA Disaster Assistance in Northern California

Today AFA has announced the availability of temporary avian boarding facilities in Northern California, available as a measure of Disaster Relief, given the raging fires. AFA is also gladly accepting donations. AFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.

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Congratulations to our winners!

🔉🔉RESULTS: 🎃THE GREAT🐥 #TRICKORTREATTEEBIRB 🐦 GIVEAWAY Thanks to each participant for joining in the fun!💚 Drumroll-- 🔔The results are in! Our two winners from Instagram are @nuggetthesun and @i_met_manko!!👏👏 🔔Our Facebook winner is Ayoub Hadidi, Admin of the group Bird Squad! 👏👏 🔔Last but not least, our winners in the "Other" category are from Twitter … Continue reading Congratulations to our winners!

The Great #Trickortreatteebirb custom tee shirt giveaway! One last day to enter!

One last day to enter our Hallowe'en drawing for a chance to win a custom tee shirt of your birb! Thanks to @Nuglifeofficial (IG), @Cockatielphotoaday (IG), @songbird_mitu (IG), and @babylause (IG) for their great submissions, which we feature here today. [NOTE: Rules have been updated to reflect the unplanned shift to the Facebook page @BirbObserver … Continue reading The Great #Trickortreatteebirb custom tee shirt giveaway! One last day to enter!

Psitta-Social: Awesome Auckland Birds give Audience

Oz & NZ Upcoming Bird meet-ups and news Lorikeets, pionus, Indian ringnecks, conures and a Senegal parrot gathered their parronts in Auckland October 27 and demonstrated socialization to their parronts with great style. This coming weekend Bird Socials Australia (@birdsocialozaustralia (IG)) establishes its Sydney presence; Brisbane Bird Social Club (@_bbsc_ (IG)) holds an outdoor meet-up … Continue reading Psitta-Social: Awesome Auckland Birds give Audience

Psitta-Social: Melbourne parrots caper and tease

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

The Great #Trickortreatteebirb Tee Drawing

Get into the Halloween mood -- create a Halloween themed picture featuring your bird, and enter the great #Trickortreatbirb Tee Halloween Bird Photo drawing for a chance to win a custom tee shirt of your favorite bird picture! Entries must be submitted no later than 8:00 pm Wednesday, October 31, Eastern Daylight Savings time (UTC … Continue reading The Great #Trickortreatteebirb Tee Drawing

TheRoundUp, October 20: Blue-footed Booby Socks & Free-wheeling Feathers

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

Gen(i)us: African Grey Parrot: Congo African Grey and Timneh

The African grey parrot -- as Congo African grey or Timneh -- has grown vastly in popularity not only in the US and Europe but also in the MidEast and Asia. As in the past wild-sourcing supplemented legitimate supply, the African grey has been listed on CITES Appendix I since January 2017. [For the impact … Continue reading Gen(i)us: African Grey Parrot: Congo African Grey and Timneh

Parrot Prayer from Manko (IG)

Thanks to @i_met_manko (IG) for this charming presentation of a much loved poem! Be sure to check out our Horus page for other literary and cultural contributions to Birblove life. (Click on photo to view fully). Horus is an open-submissions page! Please send your art and cultural pieces to BirbObserver@gmail.com!