Posted September 26, 2012 by John P. Barker

Something has grabbed the attention of the tiny parrots.  But what is it?


Posted September 20, 2012 by John P. Barker

We had a toucan when I was a kid.  Some jacka** had shot it.  We had a neighbor that was a vet, and with him in tow my Dad and I went and captured the injured bird.  We nursed it back to health and eventually sold it to an exotic animal store for breeding.

The main thing that I remember about the toucan (that we "cleverly" named "Tooey") was that it liked to bite us.  A lot.

Posted September 18, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Humans have been watching cormorants for centuries along coastal regions all over the world. In all that time they were known for their exceptional fishing skills -- so much so that people in Japan, China, and Macedonia have used cormorants as tools for fishing for nearly as long. It is no wonder that scientists studying cormorants were shocked when they observed the birds engaging in cannibalism.

Posted September 8, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

What better a way to teach children about different animal species than
to have the animals in the classroom?  Not only can kids learn about
them, their development and biology, but they can learn how to care for
them as pets and, most of all, to respect them.  A non-profit,
charitable organization, The Pet Care Trust, has been promoting public understanding of pets since 1990, and one of its newer programs, Pets In The Classroom, is trying to get more classrooms involved.

Posted September 8, 2012 by Ron Callari

You surely remember the old grade school joke: "Why did the chicken
cross the road?" and it's obvious response: "To get to the other side!"
Well an actual real-life occurrence took place in Toronto recently - but
this time with ducks.

Posted September 6, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

In another one of his dare-devil moods, no doubt, President Vladimir
Putin took flight on a hang glider yesterday to show a young flock of
Siberian white cranes how to fly.  Yup, we have photos and a video to
prove it!

Posted August 22, 2012 by Ron Callari

Knowing that Twitter's logo is a bird, it's a not a reach to learn that
another very special member of the avian family has joined the ranks of
the Twitterati. While @CathedralPhil is
new to the flock, with only 93 followers as of this posting), he has
been tweeting up a storm about the daily comings and goings of those who
frequent the historic 1892 Gothic Revival cathedral, located in uptown

Posted August 22, 2012 by Savanna Y Lujan

Have a beautiful bird that's just not as friendly as you had hoped? Does he try to bite you every time you get near him, even though you mean no harm? Show your bird that you're his friend with this taming technique.