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

BirdsEyeView: Animal Rights: Does your bird have “personality”?

The 1970s heralded a revolution in the legal status of animals. PETA, established in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1974, advocated vegetarianism and various boycotts with the slogan "Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way." Along a parallel track, in 1975, the nations of the world … Continue reading BirdsEyeView: Animal Rights: Does your bird have “personality”?

Gen(i)us: African Grey Parrot: Congo African Grey and Timneh

The African grey parrot -- as Congo African grey or Timneh -- has grown vastly in popularity not only in the US and Europe but also in the MidEast and Asia. As in the past wild-sourcing supplemented legitimate supply, the African grey has been listed on CITES Appendix I since January 2017. [For the impact … Continue reading Gen(i)us: African Grey Parrot: Congo African Grey and Timneh

Brisbane “Beaksnbeans” meet-up October 14

Please come along to another awesome Beaks and Beans #coffee club catch up 🙂 THIS SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER @jimboandcowynnum (IG) & @i_met_manko (IG) . Please remember those attending are responsible for their birds and their birds and their mess -- please make sure you clean up any messy accidents. Babywipes are handy. Please don't bring … Continue reading Brisbane “Beaksnbeans” meet-up October 14

Cuteness Overload at the Brisbane BSC Cafe and Beach Sunday!!!

Can life possibly get any better than this??!! Be sure to flip on over to our Psitta-Social page to enjoy more fun in the sun! Revisit the fun and joy of birds socializing with friends . . . and the pleasure of making new bird-loving friends! If you want to join meetups in Brisbane, please … Continue reading Cuteness Overload at the Brisbane BSC Cafe and Beach Sunday!!!

NoRoomAttheInn: Interview with Phoenix Landing’s Co-Founder Ann Brooks

[For more information on Phoenix Landing, visit their website at https://www.phoenixlanding.org/ You can support Phoenix Landing as your designated charity beneficiary with Subscribe & Save & Smile.amazon. You are one of the Founders. What moved the founders to join together and establish a rescue/ sanctuary? (When was it established)? Established April 2000.  We started thinking sanctuary … Continue reading NoRoomAttheInn: Interview with Phoenix Landing’s Co-Founder Ann Brooks

Parrot Prayer from Manko (IG)

Thanks to @i_met_manko (IG) for this charming presentation of a much loved poem! Be sure to check out our Horus page for other literary and cultural contributions to Birblove life. (Click on photo to view fully). Horus is an open-submissions page! Please send your art and cultural pieces to BirbObserver@gmail.com!

Bring on Organized IRL Bird Clubs!

Bird's Eye View DownUnder and in the US, Free-Flight clubs and meet-ups, both indoors and outdoors, emerge from social media relationships and from a hunger for tangible fellowship not possible on social media. Let's make sure we're making as much use of existing IRL bird club infrastructure as we can! Did you realize that, in … Continue reading Bring on Organized IRL Bird Clubs!