TheRoundUp Aug 17: George, bright budgie bearing the gift of Joy

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

“Though I May Speak”

We hope you have had a restful weekend with your fids! In the coming week, if you desire a spiritual uplift, consider these lyrics by Hal Habson (1972), for the hymn "Though I May Speak."  Traditionally sung to the folksy English tune of the love song, "The Water is Wide," the hymn "Though I May … Continue reading “Though I May Speak”

Introducing No Room at the Inn

Starting with the August 15 issue, we will publish a new regular column on bird rescues and sanctuaries. The new page, No Room at the Inn, will feature an individual bird rescue/sanctuary nonprofit each month. The column will cover a rescue or sanctuary's history, its goals and methods, and whether it provides adoption screening and … Continue reading Introducing No Room at the Inn

Buckle: Hand-raising a scarlet macaw for free flight

Chris Biro, world preeminent free-flight instructor, shares this invaluable avian development and training video from his YouTube channel. Adventure with Chris and Buckle as this magnificent bird first attempts to fly and ultimately does his first few outdoor flights in an open and safe field. For the link to the video, click  Here here or visit our … Continue reading Buckle: Hand-raising a scarlet macaw for free flight

TheRoundUp, July 15, 2018: Summer Swelter

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

The Round Up Archives is Here!

Thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic response to TheRoundUp - we love hearing and sharing your stories and hope the shared experience helps you along your path of joy and equilibrium in life. We blush to acknowledge that the media-intensity of the page means download times vary and regret any inconvenience. We've archived 2017's TheRoundUp … Continue reading The Round Up Archives is Here!

Horus: The Yellowhammer’s Nest

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

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!

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?