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!

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!

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

The Hot Pink Diaper…

  Morty has a delicate issue on his talons this edition. He receives a letter from Pepe, an African Grey whose mom INSISTS he wear diaper - a HOT PINK diaper at that, to a bird club get together.  OH THE HORROR.  Originally looking forward to possibly meeting some Grey ladies, poor Pepe was instead … Continue reading The Hot Pink Diaper…

Morty’s Letter from Kiki

  After receiving a letter from a distraught Kiki, worried that her mom is doing way too much taste testing as she prepares the contents for birdie food bowls, Morty provides some cheeky suggestions to help Kiki remind her mom that she's a human, not a birdie! Read Morty's hilarious suggestions on how Kiki can … Continue reading Morty’s Letter from Kiki

Showcase your bird-inspired creative writing & artwork on Horus

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

Reader’s Submissions to Horus

We are thrilled to share our first Horus submissions! Thank you to Mark Labarre for his poetry entry, "You Knew Us Before We Met", and to Claire Longworth for her essay "A second chance at forever home", about her sweet Renee.  Please click here to read these wonderfully written submissions!

What is Love?

Did you know there are personality tests that match animal traits to human personality?  One test is called the DOPE Bird 4 Personality Types Test.  This test groups people into one of four groups based on their bird “personality.” Doves are peaceful and friendly. Owls are wise and analytical. Peacocks are showy and optimistic. Eagles … Continue reading What is Love?

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?

Valentine’s Day Contest!

To celebrate Valentine's day and you, our fans, we are holding our ‘Love is…’ contest! Follow @BirbObserver, post your bird-related photo with a caption that begins with "Love is...", and tag your photo with #birbloveis to enter to win a customized T-shirt featuring your photo and caption! Take as many photos as you like: each … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Contest!