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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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

Oct. 27-28: BirdLife Australia’s National Twitchathon

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

Nov. 17: Galahs Galore!

Our November 17 issue will feature galah cockatoo news, information, and issues! Please share your galah knowledge, love, art, and concerns with us! On Facebook, contact us via our page, at @BirbObserver; on Instagram and Twitter please contact us by tagging or direct message; or email us at BirbObserver@gmail.com. We strive to provide you community … Continue reading Nov. 17: Galahs Galore!

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

HatchLine: Up-Listed! African Greys & Econ 101

[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