15 Facts about Birds on Born Free USA’s 15th Annual National Bird Day

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Today is Born Free USA’s 15th annual National Bird Day: a day to raise awareness for wild and captive birds everywhere. According to Adam M.

Bird’s Eye View: Cameras

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birds eye view our petsMama bean used to have a black camera, and I loved it. When she would use the black camera I would pose, and chirp, and even put my wings up! She has some strange new thing now, and I don’t like it much.

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Bird’s Eye View: BlogPaws 2012

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birds eye viewHi, Birdie here! I have a complaint. The human beans left me a few weeks ago to go to BlogPaws. I don’t know what that is, but it meant that instead of being on MamaBean’s knee, I was stuck with Grandma and Grandpa bean instead.

Angry Birds for your pets!

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Put down your phone and play Angry Birds with your pet! We have been addicted to Angry Birds for some time now, but now our dog is addicted too! Check out the full line of Angry Bird toys at Hartz for the Holidays. Choose from the Red Bird, the Yellow Bird or the Green Pig.

Another Bird Species Goes Extinct

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This time, it's the Alaotra grebe from Madagascar, according to the 2010 IUCN Red List update for birds, by BirdLife International. The report has bad news for bird species all around, identifying 12.5 Tags: birds extinction endangered species percent as being endangered.

More on Bird Killings in UK

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Owning a Bird: The Essentials

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For some it is birds, and these can be great pets – while parrots will squawk at you, others are quiet, beautiful companions. Of course owning a bird comes with a unique set of challenges, and you will need to consider a few things before you bring one home. The first thing to consider is whether you can actually take care of a bird – they cannot be left to their own devices and you need to socialise them, handle them and establish a daily routine that they can get used to.

More Bad News for Birds in the Gulf

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Here's an article exploring whether it's pointless to try to rescue oiled bird in the Gulf. This article states that most of the oiled birds probably won't even show up before they eventually die, so we'll never know how many have actually been killed. Tags: birds 2010 oil spill Gulf of Mexico

Birds Dyed for Sale in India

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The unsuspecting buyer often with little knowledge about birds is thrilled to have got a ‘bargain’ price for a rare bird, readily buys the bird. It is a win-win situation for everyone, except of course, the hapless bird. As otherwise, the bird would die even before the sale is made! The practice of dyeing animals is not restricted to just birds. Tags: birds India pet sales

Low Prosecution of Bird Crime in Scotland

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New figures show that in the past decade just 26 out of almost 300 cases of illegal poisoning and other crime directed against birds of prey in Scotland has resulted in a successful conviction. Tags: birds wildlife crime UK scotland

UK Birds Poisoned by Laced Bait

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Great birds being poisoned by laced venison cubes in Scotland. More animal cruelty in Britain.

Man Caught Smuggling 200 Birds

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A man was arrested at the airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil after 200 canaries were found in his suitcase. Sixty of them were dead from suffocation and thirst. How horrible.

On the Freezing of Birds

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It was time to feed the bird of prey who was about to be released and while the rehabber was speaking with the interviewer someone emerged from a walk-in freezer with a tray of baby chicks. From 2002-2005 I was heavily ensconced in a bird and waterfowl phase with sometimes daily drama of the life-and-death variety that led to my unintentional education about all things duck (Muscovies, in particular). I was watching a news segment on a wildlife rehabilitation center here in Florida.

Lots of Birds Being Killed in Ireland and the UK

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It's just weird how many birds are being killed in England, Scotland and Ireland. May 2010. A horrific total of 6 eagles, 10 buzzards, 3 red kites, a Peregrine falcon and a sparrowhawk have all been poisoned in recent weeks across Ireland, England and Scotland. And these are just the ones that we know about and have been discovered.

Memorialize your pet with Pet Perennials

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When our sweet bird passed away we buried her in a pretty place in our garden. Sadly, our dog passed away just a few months later from cancer. We decided to create a garden around her burial spot as well.

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Extinct Bird Found Before Being Eaten

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Figures. A precious thing, possibly the last of its kind, enjoyed for a few minutes by a human being, then destroyed by another. A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say. Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester's buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago.

Shake Your Tailfeather!

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This bird can really shake that tailfeather! Hopefully you will have time this weekend to join Frostie in a little dancing! cute of the day cute video

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Virgin Mary Found in Bird Dropping! Praise the Lord and Pass the Windex!

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A family in Byren TX are claiming they have found an image of the Virgin Mary in a bird dropping. I don't study bird droppings closely around here, although I do think I might have seen an image of St. This is via LA Unleashed. Thomas Aquinas in a pile of dried dog doo. Really, if you were the most powerful being in the universe, wouldn't you be sending secret signals through animal excrement and tortillas?

Another Bird of Prey Killed in the UK

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This time it was a young female peregrine falcon.

Etched In My Heart

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They were nice enough to send us personalized frames for our dog and bird. Etched In My Heart was founded by Bob Tucker in 2007 based upon the need to provide pet lovers a custom gift or personalized frame that have beautiful designs specific to dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and birds.

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Rescue Spotlight: Best Friends Parrot Garden

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Pet birds often end up losing their homes, just like dogs and cats. The Parrot Garden is a special spot at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Many of them have special needs, especially because of their long life spans.

Create the perfect habitat for animals in your garden

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These serve a couple of important roles – foliage provides cover for animals and a defense against predators, and flowers attract insects, which in turn attract insectivores such as hedgehogs, shrews and a variety of birds.

Pale Male and Lola Fan Arrested - Again

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But he apparently took the dead bird to his place illegally. birds hawks pale male new york cityHe was arrested some years ago when Pale Male's nest was destroyed. Now, he's been arrested for actions surrounding the death of Pale Male's latest mate Lima. He is very passionate about these hawks and I've followed his blog and beautiful photography for years. Read the story here and decide for yourself. Too much this time?

Where to Place Your Birdcage

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So you’ve got a new pet bird. You’ve got a good cage and included everything your bird should need (newspaper lining the bottom of the cage, some toys, some bird seed, etc.). The height of a birdcage can affect your bird’s psychology. If you place it down low, your bird will think that you’re a predator and panic. This anxiety could cause the bird to suffer health problems. over your head), your bird will start to think that he’s superior to you.

Animal Release in Asia

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Here's an interesting perspective on the practice of some religious groups' (such as Buddhist monks') practice of purchasing birds from pet stores and then releasing them. This writer contends that the birds are not suited to the wild and actually end up starving or being eaten by cats. Also, the practice of purchase and release creates a market for the capture of these birds in the first place. Tags: birds buddhism wildlife asia

Sandpiper Species Heading Towards Extinction

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The Spoon-billed Sandpiper, one of the world's most threatened birds, is rapidly heading towards extinction because young birds are being targeted for human consumption. During that time, adult survival appeared unchanged and breeding success was reasonable, but the recruitment of young birds back into the adult population was zero in all but one of the years studied. Tags: birds hunting endangered species Really sad.

It’s a boy! Baby bottlenosed dolphin born!

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Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort experience where guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel with rays and tropical fish, hand-feed exotic birds and relax on pristine beaches.

Pale Male Has New Chicks

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birds hawks pale male wildlife new york cityI've been following Pale Male (the red-tailed hawk that lives in Central Park) since over 5 years ago when his nest was destroyed by ritzy apartment dwellers and it created a major international outcry.

Hen Harriers Persecuted in Britain

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These birds of prey are being seriously threatened by shootings, poisonings and other attempts to disrupt breeding on grouse moors, probably by gamekeepers on estates. Grouse are a bird species which the hen harriers hunt and their population is also declining. One of Britain's most threatened birds of prey, the hen harrier, is being almost entirely eradicated from grouse moors because of systematic persecution, a new report has found.

Pale Male's Mate Lima Dies Mysteriously

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birds hawks pale male new york cityThe New York City red-tailed hawk has had a traumatic year and it's still February. He lost his long-time mate Lola and ended up with new mate Lima with whom he had chicks. Now, she was found dead and the question is whether she was somehow killed by toxic herbicides used in Central Park. Awful. Warning. graphic photos.

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

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Obviously the fish and the bird weren’t keen on wearing any clothes, but our dog Baby sure loves it! Who knew there was a special day just for dressing up your pet? Especially in the cold winter weather. What about you? Do you dress your pet in clothing? clothing cute animals dogs

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5 Pet Projects to Bring the Family Together

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Make bird feeders. Bird feeders, on the other hand, are a fantastic creative project even for toddlers. Mix to create the base of your bird feeder; then have kids knead in 4 cups of bird seed (take your time; this step is messy and a lot of fun).

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Another Failed Nest for Pale Male and Lola

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Is Your Pet Okay While You’re at Work?

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Try a bird bath or a bird feeder right outside the window. Sadly, we don’t exactly live in an ideal world. If we did, all of our jobs would have in-house pet daycares and we could bring our four-legged friends to work with us.

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Critters in our yard

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We get cats, mice, birds, squirrels and raccoons. Here is a picture of some mice feeding on bird seed we threw out for the birds Our yard is pretty animal friendly.

Aussan Natural Cleaners Giveaway

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I felt great using the surface cleaner, even around our bird (birds have very sensitive respiratory systems) because there wasn’t a lingering smell. Our pets spend most of their lives on the floor. They sleep there, play there, and even eat there.

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It’s a girl! Discovery Cove welcomes new dolphin.

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Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort experience where guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel with rays and tropical fish, hand-feed exotic birds and relax on pristine beaches.

Playtime is a special time! #RecipeForMoments

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Creating special moments with your pet doesn’t take much effort, just a willing heart and the right “recipe” Here’s our Recipe For Moments: Cute and playful pet (dog, cat, bird, your choice).

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Manakins Moonwalk

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A bird called a manakin has an amazing way of getting the attention of potiential mates! In what looks like a “moonwalk” this little bird slides on a tree branch with the greatest of ease.

Easy Chicken Dog Cookies

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Enter the contest for a chance to win a $50 Bake-It & Take-It sampler that includes everything you need to make and move fun dog, cat, or bird treats. These Chicken dog treats are full of flavor and nutrition for your best friend.