Note to Readers

Just a short note to let you know that as we continue to switch over to our new website - - 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 to … Continue reading Note to Readers

The Round Up Archives is Here!

Thanks to everyone for responding so positively to The Round Up - we couldn't assemble such awesome photos, videos and stories every two weeks without you, our contributors and readers!! With such overwhelming support for BirbObserver and The Round Up, we acknowledge that the page takes a while to download because of the over abundance … Continue reading The Round Up Archives is Here!

The Do’s and Don’ts of Enjoying Time Outside

by Mariah Hughes As winter's chill melts away, giving way to long-missed sunny days, bird owners often feel eager to let their feathered family members enjoy the warmth and fresh air of spring.  As tempting as it may be to place your bird's cage outside as you go about your day, outside time can be … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Enjoying Time Outside

Detective Morty on the Case!

...the next thing I knew I was booted out on my butt. As I hit the grass with a thud, I awoke... What a nightmare! I'll never eat pizza before bedtime again! Was it the pizza or did it actually happen?  Morty has taken it upon himself to get to the bottom of some questionable … Continue reading Detective Morty on the Case!

The Round Up – March 15

By S Katherine Clarke, with Sarah Ludick In this edition, Katherine and Sarah have once again assembled together several excellent photos, videos and stories from around the social media universe.  From 'Spring watch" to an in-depth look the Facebook group BirdSquad, readers will enjoy a wonderful ensemble of current 'bird happenings' from Twitter, Instagram and … Continue reading The Round Up – March 15

Birds as Meditation

by Mariah Hughes Life can be challenging. The world is increasingly fast-paced and complicated. The landscape that we attempt to navigate for ourselves and our loved ones is rapidly changing.  In the hustle and stress of day-to-day life, it is easy to lose sight of ourselves. Days run together and the weight of the world … Continue reading Birds as Meditation

Horus: The Yellowhammer’s Nest

Birds have inspired some of the most moving and insightful art and literature in history.  Consider the following insightful and moving poem from English poet John Clare (1793 – 1864): The Yellowhammer's Nest BY JOHN CLARKE Just by the wooden brig a bird flew up, Frit by the cowboy as he scrambled down To reach … Continue reading Horus: The Yellowhammer’s Nest