Red Kites Return to North of Ireland

July 24, 2008 by  
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After an absence of about 200 years, the magnificent Red Kite with its more than five foot wingspan, rusty-red coloring, distinctive forked tail, black wing tips and white patches under each wing, will once again grace the skies of County Down in Northern Ireland. The RSPB recently released twenty-seven Red Kite chicks in the County Down area as part of a pan-UK and Ireland reintroduction program.

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Bird Conference To Have Renewable Energy Theme

July 23, 2008 by  
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Not many people pair up “birds” with the concept of “renewable energy” but that is exactly what is going to happen at an upcoming bird conservation conference to be held in Columbia later this year. This will be the 6th conference to date.

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CPR Saves Bird Lives

July 22, 2008 by  
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Understanding the principles of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and being able to put these effectively into practice, could result in saving a life. CPR is used extensively for humans, and has a good success rate on domestic animals such as cats and dogs, but few bird owners are aware that CPR can be performed on their pet birds with very positive results.

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2008 Hummer/Bird Celebration

July 21, 2008 by  
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Every year hundreds of people gather together to celebrate the amazing migration of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. This year will be no different and fans are getting ready to enjoy the 20th Anniversary Hummer/Bird Celebration which will take place from September 11-14.

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Fruit in Your Pet Bird’s Diet

July 18, 2008 by  
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Due largely to their intelligence and entertainment value, birds from the Psittaciformesorder, which includes Parrots and Cockatoos, are very popular as household pets. Bird-lovers who have welcomed one of these fascinating birds into their family are generally quick to tell you what a rewarding experience it is. Ongoing research confirms that the best way to ensure that your beloved pet bird stays in peak condition is to pay attention to its diet. Recently the role of fruit in a bird’s diet has come under the spotlight, with varying opinions on the matter.

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