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Hunting Should Be Banned

The Martz Hunting Preserve caters to fake hunters, supplying them with cage raised animals to blast away at. is this what hunting has lowered itself to? Martz manager Chris Lenker also runs a dog kennel, and yet he doesn't know if he opposes dog fighting, and he outright supports live pigeon shoots.

Birds As Pets

Pet birds are usually locked in a cage, and often they have no company of their own kind. This kills their spirit first then their immune system begins to break down leaving their bodies open to diseases, feather plucking and worst of all dying from loneliness. Often pet birds are fed an incorrect diet. Prevent this by emailing our curator at Birds of Eden, and ask her to suggest an correct diet for your pet bird.

Dodo's Dna Points The Finger At Nicobar Pigeon

A mummified dodo which inspired a character in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland has provided the DNA to solve an old mystery about the extinct bird. An analysis of genetic samples from the preserved dodo, housed in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, shows that the bird's closest surviving relative is the Nicobar pigeon, a small creature with greenish yellow plumage and a mane of spiky black feathers.

Turn Your Property Into A Birding Destination

Posted in August 2nd, 2012 by martin in Newsletters I Recently had the privilege of attending a presentation by BirdLife South Africa’s regional conservation manager for the Western Cape, Dale Wright. The occasion was a meeting of the Lakes Bird Club here in Sedgefield, and, not to put too fine a point on it, Dale lowered the average age in the room by about 80 years.

Bird Fossils

Bird fossils are rare because bird bones are hollow and fragile, but Jurassic, Cretaceous, Eocene and Miocene-Pliocene bird fossils have been found.