Countdown to Love!

Valentine's Day is almost here, don't miss out on your chance to win an awesome prize by showing the world your birb love! Enter our Valentine's Day 'Love Is..." Contest to win a prize for your birb photo creativity! Follow @BirbObserver on Twitter or BirbObserver on Instagram or Facebook, post your bird-related photo with a … Continue reading Countdown to Love!

Hatchline – your new window on the world of birbs!

Welcome to Hatchline, a news, issues and historiography page dedicated to providing in-depth and informative articles that speak to current issues as well as the plight and conditions of birds and their natural environments around the world. Click here to check out our first two captivating articles on the birds of Cuba and Mauritius.  Learn … Continue reading Hatchline – your new window on the world of birbs!

Love is in the Air – and on the Wing!

Roses are red Violets are blue You love your birb - and winning free stuff too! Enter our Valentine's Day 'Love Is..." Contest to win a prize for your birb photo creativity! Follow @BirbObserver on Twitter or BirbObserver on Instagram or Facebook, post your bird-related photo with a caption that begins with "Love is...", and tag … Continue reading Love is in the Air – and on the Wing!

The Carolina Parakeet

by Mariah Hughes The Carolina Parakeet has been intriguing scientists and bird enthusiasts alike for nearly 100 years.  They were once endemic to an expensive range sweeping from New York and the Great Lakes to Colorado, Texas, the Golf of Mexico, and Florida.  On February 21st, 1918, the last captive specimen passed away.  The bird's rapid … Continue reading The Carolina Parakeet

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

Keeping our Birbs Safe!

by Tiellover Word went out from a local bird club about a tragic case of dog vs. bird.  A 30 year-old double yellow-headed Amazon had played regularly with the family dog, without incident.  The bird was allowed to roam the floors freely and walked up to the dog's food dish.  The bird, being a bird, … Continue reading Keeping our Birbs Safe!

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!