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Aviaries

What company makes these kinds of bird/lizard cages? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Apr 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Cover me in feathers!

Looking for awesome high-res pictures of certain birds... [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Mar 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Can a predatory live with its prey?

Can I keep a kitten, three birds, and a mouse all in one apartment? [more inside]
posted by wansac on Feb 16, 2011 - 20 answers

What's up with birds falling out of the sky?

Why are birds falling out of the sky? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Jan 5, 2011 - 38 answers

Children's book about a bird and a bomb?

I'm trying to remember a children's book. There is an explosive so powerful that a single grain of it would cause a huge blast. It is in the possession of a sinister person. Our tiny hero rides a bird, steals the explosive, and (spoiler) drops it in the ocean, where it detonates relatively harmlessly. [more inside]
posted by Eater on Jan 4, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I attract feral parakeets to my yard?

How can I attract my neighborhood's feral parakeets to my yard? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Why are there still salt ponds in the SF Bay?

Why are levees around decommissioned salt ponds left in place? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Dec 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Pidgey is confused. It hurt itself in its confusion.

There are pigeons everywhere. Please help me make them dead (or gone). [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Sep 19, 2010 - 46 answers

The Eagle? Hawk? Falcon? Has Landed

Name that bird of prey! (Photo #1, Photo #2). Seen today in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, near the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains (Hollywood Hills).
posted by Asparagirl on Jul 27, 2010 - 16 answers

Whooo Whooo Where Are You

I want to see an owl. [more inside]
posted by missmary6 on Jul 3, 2010 - 19 answers

elderly man seeks birds, will love unconditionally. must not freak out children.

Bird-watching books and gadgets for a bird-loving (but novice) 70 year old man? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jul 1, 2010 - 20 answers

Red Robin, Red Robin...

How can I convince the local robins to nest in my trees? [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette on Jun 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Mystery (to me) Bird

What is this sea bird? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Jun 25, 2010 - 6 answers

What's the best way to help the New Orleans birds when we're there next week?

Some friends and I will be in New Orleans from June 11-17th for a conference, and were wondering if there's any good way to help out with the injured birds then. It sounds like the shore work is off-limits due to toxicity, so we're fine contributing in any way we can (coffee/hugs/protests?). What are some good organizations to contact for this, since we'll only be available for a short amount of time (1 full day on that Wednesday perhaps, or maybe some afternoons of other days)? If it matters, we'll be car-free (though cab-savvy) and situated near the convention center. Thanks!
posted by unknowncommand on Jun 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Please help me find business cards that carry a logo of an owl, falcon or a bird, etc..

Please help me find business cards that carry a logo of an owl, falcon or a bird, etc.. [more inside]
posted by ruelle on May 25, 2010 - 9 answers

More than a Hawk?

Can anyone I.D. this bird? [more inside]
posted by Max Power on May 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Scat, cat!

How can I best protect the baby birds in my backyard from a prowling neighborhood cat? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 4, 2010 - 26 answers

What type of bird is this?

Bird watchers: Anyone know what this feller is? My husband and I put up a new feeder in our South Florida yard. We're in the migratory path for lots of transient species; so, it's possible he's not native. We've done our research in Sibley, and thought "1st year painted bunting," but a Google Image search doesn't really support that match.
posted by MediaMer on Apr 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Birding in Malawi

What's the best field guide on birds for Malawi? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Mar 11, 2010 - 1 answer

Below bird feeder gardening

What should I plant beneath my bird feeders? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Mar 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Steer me to a bit of SNL from 30+ years ago.

Vintage SNL filmed bit with birds wearing costumes. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Feb 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me relive a happy childhood memory!

Sometime around '93-95, when I was living in Plymouth, NC, my elementary school class took a field trip to a bird farm. I would love to track down the place where I went. [more inside]
posted by srrh on Oct 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Its The Birds come alive!

What are these black birds that took over my yard today? [more inside]
posted by lilkeith07 on Sep 15, 2009 - 6 answers

What kind of bird is this?

What kind of bird is this? (photos: 1, 2) [more inside]
posted by basicchannel on Jun 10, 2009 - 13 answers

Birdwatching over IP?

I love my mom, and she loves birds. I want to put her bird feeder online so she can watch it at work. Is a networked webcam what I'm looking for? What are my options? [more inside]
posted by fake on May 21, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I get the birds to stop eating my window screens?

How can I get the birds to stop eating my window screens? [more inside]
posted by Askr on Apr 15, 2009 - 13 answers

What feeder is best at attracting cardinals.?

In your experience, what is the best feeder for attracting cardinals? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Apr 11, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I get these mourning dove squatters off my air conditioner?

This weekend I learned that two mourning doves are building or have built a nest on top of my master bedroom air conditioner (the only air conditioner in the house). This is not a good situation, as we will need to run the a/c come summer, and I do not want the blood of baby doves on my hands. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Mar 31, 2009 - 18 answers

What type of bird is this?

I saw this bird this morning in the bottle brush in my back yard. It kept giving out a single "tweet" every ten seconds or so. One of the photos is an action shot, but I've never seen such a flashy bird where I live - Los Angeles. Does anyone know what it is?
posted by anniek on Mar 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Can you help me spot the spots?

Could you help me identify some commercials my girlfriend found to be adorable? [more inside]
posted by HostBryan on Mar 27, 2009 - 1 answer

What bird is this over Berlin?

Blurrybirdidentificationfilter: what raptor is this? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Mar 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Birds are procreating in my petunias!

A pair of mourning doves have started a nest in the flower box outside my 3rd floor bedroom window. How do I reconcile our conflict of interest? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Mar 24, 2009 - 16 answers

SoCal bird places

Looking for avian resources -- vets, toy stores, etc -- in SoCal! [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Mar 23, 2009 - 3 answers

How To Be A Concierge To A Couple Of Swallows?

Spring is raging in Portugal: the air is choking with pollen and musk and every flower, insect, bird and mammal is happily and successfully shouting "Fuck me now!". Meanwhile, a loving couple of dark blue-and-white barn swallows have taken a fancy to the air conditioner in my study, in our new house in Sintra. [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 19, 2009 - 15 answers

a great coffee table book about birds, etc?

I'm looking for a big beautiful coffee table book about birds, wetlands or nature or similar ...preferably with lots of pictures and less text. It's a gift. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Feb 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Where to buy fake birds in Toronto?

last minute panic costume: going as woman from The Birds need to find some fake birds to buy in Toronto. . . any chance someone has a line on these? tried the dollar store, but no luck. thank you!!
posted by crawfo on Dec 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Panasonic TZ5 or Canon G10?

For getting shots of far-away animals, is it better to have a 9MP camera with a 10X zoom or a 14MP camera with a 5X zoom? [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Seven sisters. Haunted house. Birds. Anyone know it?

Another mostly forgotten book recollection begging to be brought into the light. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Oct 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Slightly morbid bird question

Why do you never see dead birds in the city? I live in the city and close to water. My surroundings are full of ducks, swans, pigeons (yich) and gulls. Yet I never see one dead, except maybe if it was run over by a car. Why is that? Is there some secret bird cemetery they go to to die? Surely the gutters should be full of dead pigeons or something. God knows there's enough of them around. Or are they eaten by insects in record time? Disclaimer: I do not have an actual wish to see dead birds. I've just been wondering about this since forever.
posted by Skyanth on Sep 17, 2008 - 22 answers

birds of a certain feather

BirdFilter: Looking out over Watt's Cove in Tenants Harbor, Maine I keep seeing a flock of small birds flying back and forth. They look to be brownish in color but then! They briefly flash silver at the slightest change in direction. Any ideas?
posted by ryecatcher on Sep 5, 2008 - 5 answers

Diversifying the urban birdfeeder

I want to diversify the population hanging out at my urban birdfeeder. House sparrows, pigeons and starlings are beginning to irritate me. [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Aug 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Trying to identify Washington State bird by sound heard at night.

Please help me identify this bird in Washington State (nocturnal). I didn't see it, but I heard it. It was a long screech, starting at a low pitch, and ending at a high pitch. The screech lasted a full second or so. There was one right in front of my house, and another in the backyard. If it helps for region, I'm out in Snohomish where there's tons of pine trees around.
posted by DCTapeworm on Aug 1, 2008 - 7 answers

ID these Eastern US birds of prey?

Can anyone here identify these (apparent) birds of prey? The photograph was taken in Salem Massachusetts, but more than one mile away from any saltwater shore. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Jul 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Birders, bring a novice into the fold!

Birders: I need your help! Yes, I have a guide. Yes, binoculars. Yes, I wander around heavily wooded areas with my fingers twisted in knots, hoping to see a measly robin so I can feel like mine is a life not wasted. Now help me be better! [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Jul 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Scared bird herd (flock)

Why are some birds less scared than other birds? [more inside]
posted by djstig on Jun 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Does anyone know of any resources/suggestions on getting trapped birds out of office buildings?

I work in a pretty large office building, and while walking the bi-level lobby floors I always hear trapped birds chirping and see them hopping around... [more inside]
posted by BlackStrapMolasses on May 23, 2008 - 1 answer

Is a canary for me?

First-time bird owner, wants something that is relatively easy to maintain, and has a pleasant song. [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Apr 27, 2008 - 10 answers

What species of duck is this?

Please help me identify the species of duck that I saw last week in North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by comfortinsound on Mar 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Come here, birds, I want to feed you!

How do the birds know that my birdfeeder now has better seed? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Feb 21, 2008 - 11 answers

Poor dumb birds.

Is there anything that I can do to keep birds from flying into my office windows? [more inside]
posted by amro on Jan 4, 2008 - 12 answers

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