Ian’s Bird of the Week – Weebill

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Weebill ~ by Ian Montgomery I’ve recently been reformatting the photo galleries of the Thornbills and Allies (Acanthizidae) on the website. This is a family of small, mostly insectivorous birds and here, with a length of 8-9cm/3.2-3.5in, is the diminutive Weebill. It is widespread in drier woodlands, including Mallee, … Continue reading

New Finch Species Shows Conservation

New Finch Species Shows Conservation, Not Macroevolution by Brian Thomas, M.S. * “Darwin’s finches” are a variety of small black birds that were observed and collected by British naturalist Charles Darwin during his famous voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle in the early 1800s. Years later, Darwin argued that subtle variations in their beak sizes supported … Continue reading

Do Migratory Birds Practice Preventative Medicine?

  Do Migratory Birds Practice Preventative Medicine? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * “Before a long migration, certain birds shift from an insect diet to eating fruits such as berries. Researchers once thought that this added carbohydrate reserves as fuel for the journey. But a new study out of the University of Rhode Island suggests that … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird Of The Week – Yellow-spotted Honeyeater

Ian’s Bird Of The Week – Yellow-spotted Honeyeater ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 03-13-11 I’ve been working on the Honeyeater galleries on the website recently and a Yellow-spotted Honeyeater showed up outside my house a few days ago, pushing this species into the foreground when I was contemplating the choice of this week’s bird. … Continue reading

Formed By Him – The Kakapo

And wild animals shall meet with hyenas; the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; indeed, there the night bird settles and finds for herself a resting place. (Isaiah 34:14 ESV) The Kakapo (Strigops habroptila) is another unique bird Formed by the Creator. The following articles will introduce you to a New Zealand bird that … Continue reading

Birds in Hymns – Get Close To Jesus

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:20 KJV) Birds in Hymns – Get Close To Jesus Words by Al­ice Larry Wood­cock Music by Al­ice Larry Wood­cock Get Close To Jesus Whene’er your trials are … Continue reading

Birds In Hymns – More Than These

Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:31 KJV) Birds In Hymns – More Than These Words by Ina D. Og­don, 1914 (1872-1964) Music – “Ka­ra­chi” by Bentley D. Ackley (1872-1958) More Than These I need not trouble for the morrow, For I am in my Father’s care; He … Continue reading

Birds in Hymns – God Sees The Little Sparrow Fall

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7 KJV) Birds in Hymns – God Sees The Little Sparrow Fall Words by  Ma­ria … Continue reading