Decline of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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

World Wetlands Day: An observation

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

Birds of Paradise

By Tandi Glaser Moslih Eddin Saadi, famed medieval Persian poet, once said “A traveler without observation is like a bird without wings.” How right Saadi was, as this was exactly how I felt before embarking on a two-week adventure on the island of Mauritius. A passionate bird lover honored with their presence in my life … Continue reading Birds of Paradise

Are birds your creative inspiration?

...then submit your work to Horus! BirbObserver welcomes your writing and artwork about your own bird, wild birds - basically, anything about birds - real, fictional, mythical, etc.  Send us your poetry, short essays, short stories, artwork, etc., and we'll post it on our Horus page for all to appreciate! Email your submissions to birbobserver@gmail.com  Remember … Continue reading Are birds your creative inspiration?

Bird’s Eye View: January 15, 2018

At a time when we invest heavily in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy – and at a time when  species extinction has reached its highest rate in human history – we owe it to ourselves, our children, our common Earth to scrutinize carefully the cost/benefit ratio of offshore oil drilling. Read the … Continue reading Bird’s Eye View: January 15, 2018