Eurobirdwatch 2007 across Twenty-Eight Countries

October 3, 2007 by  
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Millions of birds leave Europe during the month of October as they undertake their migratory journey southwards to warmer regions. On the 6th and 7th of October 2007, national organizations affiliated to BirdLife International in twenty-eight European countries will be participating in Eurobirdwatch 2007. In most countries, organizers will be setting up information and observation posts where bird-watchers can observe the birds, interact with fellow bird-lovers and learn more about nature, focusing on the mysteries of migration.

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Teaching Pet Birds to Talk

May 7, 2007 by  
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If you have ever thought about owning a parrot, you most likely thought about what you would teach it to say. Birds which are capable of mimicking human speech not only provide hours of entertainment, but make for an interesting conversation piece and some hilarious moments with family and friends.

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Why the Dodo Bird?

February 5, 2007 by  
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In the last 400 years, at least 75 bird species became extinct. Of all these tragic species, the dodo is the best known. How did the dodo gain so much popular attention, when it went extinct way back in the 1680’s? Well, when Europeans first landed on the island of Mauritius, in 1598, they encountered a strange bird. It was a gigantic, flightless pigeon with a huge bill and no apparent fear of predators. They named it after the Portuguese word “duodo“, meaning simpleton.

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Pet Bird Species: Macaws

August 7, 2006 by  
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Why Macaws? Macaws are understandably popular pets. They have spectacular colors. They have dramatic long tails. They can mimic human words and music. They also bond strongly with their human companions, providing constant affection and entertainment.

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