Beautiful and exotic birds can be seen from the coasts of Western Europe to the Mediterranean Sea! Gorgeous forests and wetlands from the eastern Atlantic to the Mediterranean, offer fantastic viewing opportunities for birdwatching enthusiasts and nature lovers alike! What could be more enchanting than a visit to the Formosa National Park! This protected... [Read more of this article]Getting Ready for a Singing Canary
Here’s what you need to know to get ready for your new singing canary! By Christine Dalecki When I was a child, my grandmother had a canary. I loved the song. When I was an adult I was injured and could not go to work for a while. I discovered the love of canaries again and started breeding them. I learned, usually the hard way, how to properly... [Read more of this article]Falconry, Part 2: Becoming a Falconer Apprentice to Master
Red-tailed Hawk, Photo courtesy John Wilkes Falconry begins with a fascination of the majestic birds of prey and their hunting skills… but becomes the passion of a lifetime! Falcons and other raptors are magnificent birds of prey. They display elegant form and beauty while in flight and are able to swiftly pinpoint and take down their prey. These... [Read more of this article]
Harris’ Hawk taking off Photo courtesy John Wilkes Falconry is not just a hobby and is more than a sport; it is most aptly described as an art! Falconry is an ancient art where a trained raptor will hunt wild prey in its natural state. This is a working relationship established between man and a bird of prey. This craft has been practiced for... [Read more of this article]
Man-made animals are real live animals!… not animal wannabes like chia pets, furbies, or virtual pets. Some of the most popular and favored animals that we encounter everyday are basically man-made. These animals are not a new phenomenon; many have been around for thousands of years. Today’s domestic pets are some earliest animals to be... [Read more of this article]Colorful Macaw enjoys the challenge of the race, and wins!
What could be a more remarkable sight than a pretty Macaw in freeflight and her human friend racing down the road! Imagine a bird companion that can actually do something as awesome as this; a pet that can go out in the world with its owner to flex and have fun. This incredible antic, a race between bird and scooter riding man, took place about a month... [Read more of this article]