The Newest I.O.C. World Bird List – Ver. 5.3 Finished Finally

The Newest I.O.C. World Bird List – Ver. 5.3 Finished Finally

Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. (Psalms 32:11 KJV) I started working on the newest version of the I.O.C. World Bird List in mid August after I realized the 5.3 Version had been released. I was able to get the new … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Ouvéa Parakeet

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Ouvéa Parakeet

I was half-way through preparing this bird of the week this afternoon when my 2008 iMac died, or at least got terribly ill, so I’ve delivered it to the Mac Doctors and am now working on my laptop. Thank goodness for automatic backups, as I lost only the email itself and the map below that … Continue reading

Diary of a Bird Photographer!

Diary of a Bird Photographer!

y electronic book Diary of a Bird Photographer has been released worldwide today, 31 August, on Apple iTunes Books, Google Books and Kobo Books! Find out more about it including availability, pricing, compatible devices and screenshots on the BIrdway website: http://www.birdway.com.au/birdphotographersdiary01.htm. With the increasing abundance of excellent bird photos on the internet, I am finding it more difficult to … Continue reading

Logan, Morgan, and Their Historical Nest

Logan, Morgan, and Their Historical Nest

Logan, Morgan, and Their Historical Nest ~ by Emma Foster It was 1769 when a distinguished man came to a small plain with a few trees on a mountain and began building a house. In one of the trees, two bluebirds watched as the man oversaw the building of his house. This house was big and … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Wren-Babblers, Crombecs and Bush Warblers

Sunday Inspiration – Wren-Babblers, Crombecs and Bush Warblers

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16 NKJV) I trust you are enjoying this Sunday Inspiration series of the Lord’s Creation of the PASSERIFORMES … Continue reading

Pileated Woodpeckers With a Chipmunk,  One Singing, and One Eating

Pileated Woodpeckers With a Chipmunk, One Singing, and One Eating

‘Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. (Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV) I always enjoy seeing Pileated Woodpeckers like this one at Circle B Bar Reserve here in the area. This was taken several years ago. I found … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Small Lifou White-eye

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Small Lifou White-eye

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Small Lifou White-eye (and random Sacred Kingfisher) ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 8/27/15 I’m a night-owl, as you may know already, so here is a photo of a noteworthy event: boarding a flight to the Loyalty Islands in complete darkness at 6:00am at Magenta, the domestic airport in Noumea. The … Continue reading

“Flag That Bird!” (Part 5)

“Flag That Bird!” (Part 5)

“Flag That Bird!”  (Part 5) by James J. S. Johnson Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.  (Ecclesiastes 7:8) This is the fifth and last article in this “Flag that bird!” series, on various birds that appear on national … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Swallows and Martins

Sunday Inspiration – Swallows and Martins

Even the sparrow has found a home, And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she may lay her young— Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God. (Psalms 84:3 NKJV) This week’s 88 avian flyers are from the Hirundinidae Family of Swallows and Martins. The species in this group are … Continue reading

Helps For Updating Bird List To I.O.C. Version 5.3

Helps For Updating Bird List To I.O.C. Version 5.3

Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, … Continue reading

Trumpeter Swans:  Trumpeting a Wildlife Conservation Comeback

Trumpeter Swans: Trumpeting a Wildlife Conservation Comeback

If a bird’s nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree, or upon the ground, whether they be young one [i.e., nestling infant birds], or eggs [i.e., not-yet-hatched baby birds], and the mother [’em is the usual Hebrew noun for “mother”] sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shall … Continue reading

New Parrot Family – I.O.C. 5.3 Version

New Parrot Family – I.O.C. 5.3 Version

My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: (Proverbs 24:21 KJV) Finally have my computer and Excel back up running. I decided to start working on the new I.O.C. 5.3 version and was surprised to see that they had divided the Psittacidae – Parrots Family. Well, … Continue reading