About this Blog

Welcome to the world of Birds ~ Armchair birding via upclose videos. Adding quality to our life one bird at a time.
Seniors enjoy the gift of healthy memory activity they recieve from watching the theatre of nature. Test yourself to see how many birds you can remember. All shut-ins love the challenge of birdwatching from their windows, TV and computers.
Learn to identify the birds and they will soon feel like new friends.
We can only live one moment at a time. The birds will help us enjoy it as it reduces the fear that comes with memory loss.
Our thanks to the many youtube video producers who are bringing smiles to all who watch the excellent work.
Written and designed by GramaBarb

A song to brighten your day is I like Birds by the eels - Smile!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Remarkable Ibis

There are 28 extant species and 2 extinct species of ibis.

The Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) is a species of Ibis in the bird family Threskiornithidae
When you travel throughout tropical South America and islands of the Caribbean watch for this remarkable bird in the wild.

Trinidad & the Scarlet Ibis- Wild Caribbean

The Scarlet Ibis is the national bird of Trinidad

White American Ibis
Excellent educational video about the White American Ibis

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Salton Sea Birds and History

Over 400 species of birds call Salton Sea either their home or migration rest spot.
It is worth your time to learn about the background of Salton Sea, California inorder to appreciate just how unique it is and why it needs to be saved.

Dawn to Dusk at the Salton Sea during the winter time.

Black-necked Stilts video showing safety in numbers

Pelican Days at the Salton Sea

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Mysterious Birds of Paradise

There are 39 species of the Bird of Paradise according to the CornellLab of Ornithology.

National Geographic Live! - Tim Laman & Ed Scholes: Birds of Paradise
https://youtu.be/OcCP4_R8QBw 30 minutes long

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Do All Ducks Quack?

Ducks are not "Just Ducks"! I hear the words told a child all the time in a park, "Oh, those brds are JUST Ducks!"
They have names for all 100 species of ducks worldwide. They are not hard to learn.
Let's learn a few and see if they all quack.
The Wood Duck
Beaver Lake, Vancouver

Wood Duck call from wikipedia

Wood Ducks eggs have hatched and the ducklings have left the nest.
Mallard Duck is found around the world.
Brief info video

Mallard Duck call from wikipedia

White-faced whistling duck can be found in South America and Africa.

White-faced Whistling Duck call from wikipedia