In the best of times, artists attain a fruitful mature period when their unique perspective flows untramneled onto canvas, or plaster, or into marble or other media, yielding a significant body of high-quality, distinctive work. Australian wildlife and heritage artist Owen Pointon's recent appointment as Artist in Residence at a new art gallery in Atherton, … Continue reading Horus: Owen Pointon, Pt 2: Life, Loves & Inspiration
As many of you already know, Rambo the free-flighted macaw, of Belgium, was shot down December 29, 2018, by a hunter. Shock and empathy for his owner resounded throughout public media platforms. In messaging, grieving and angry parrot owners expressed their own sense of loss at Rambo's ending and wondered how they could help Rambo's … Continue reading BirdsEyeView: For Love of Rambo
The first Saturday of December gay galahs and crafty cockatiels gathered -- from Wagga Wagga to Wollongong -- and descended on the unsuspecting Canberra, Australia's Capital city to make merry the month! Under the leadership of Adrienne Bennett (@birdsocialsoz (IG)) and eclectus CharlieBirdUrquhart, meeting on social media at the Facebook's Canberra Parrot Meet Up, this … Continue reading Christmas Fun in Canberra!
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
Sometimes you run across an Instagram account which takes your breath away. That's the experience I had on first discovering @rosie_and_george_the_budgie (IG). If you live near Hyde Park, you may have already met Rosie, George and Rosie's daughter on their daily walk. If you're ever in Hyde Park and spot them, be sure to greet … Continue reading TheRoundUp Aug 17: George, bright budgie bearing the gift of Joy
This month TheRoundUp looks at free flight, indoor and outdoor. Meet a number of people on social media and learn about some of the resources available there. For instance. Straus Mikalsky's experiences with free flight led him to seek professional instruction from Chris Biro (above) at Liberty Wings. As an adult, Straus grew enamored of … Continue reading TheRoundUp, July 15, 2018: Summer Swelter
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
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 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
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!