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
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
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!
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
This year the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 ("MBTA", 16 U.S.C. 703-712) celebrates one century of international coordination on bird conservation with Canada. The MBTA is a US public law implementing a US-UK treaty negotiated by the United Kingdom on behalf of Canada. Later, Mexico, Japan and the Soviet Union (now as its successor … Continue reading Decline of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
By S Katherine Clarke Our February 15th edition of The Round Up asks if there's a Fine, Fine Line between a budgie’s fascination with mirrors and an African Grey’s plot for #birdworlddominion? In honor of Valentine’s Day, this issue explores birb self-love — in its hopefully healthy expression. See all the wonderful photos and pics … Continue reading A Fine, Fine Line
To commemorate World Wetlands Day, we have two timely articles that address the critical role wetlands play in sustaining human and natural ecosystems. Read our Bird's Eye View on World Wetlands Day and Mariah Hughes's article on our Gen(I)us page to learn more.
Tomorrow, February 2nd is World Wetlands Day. This year's theme is Sustainable Urban Wetlands. Currently half the world's population lives in urban settings, but by 2050 that figure will be 66 percent. Shrinking wetlands will not only have huge impacts on wildlife, but their decline also affects the livability of cities. Read the latest Birds … Continue reading World Wetlands Day: An observation
There's been a lot of birb activity over the last two weeks and we've managed to, again, assemble some of the very best! Click here to catch up on the latest 'Birb Happenings' from social media!
Birds have inspired some of the most moving and insightful art and literature in history. Consider for example the poem by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) Hope is the thing with feathers Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, … Continue reading Showcase your bird-inspired creative writing & artwork on Horus
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