Earlier this month the American Ornithologists' Union had their annual meeting in Philadelphia. During the event, the 4th annual student quiz bowl took place, and Birdorable was proud to donate three of our Great Auk tote bags to be used as prizes. The Great Auk is part of the logo of the AOU and their quarterly journal is The Auk. According to AOU Student Affairs Committee member Nicholas Block, "The quiz bowl went really well overall! We had hundreds of people in attendance, and a great time was had by all. The team of students from Auburn University, named A Flock of Steven Seagals, won the title." Here are two of the winning team members showing off their Birdorable Great Auk totes.

Birdorable Great Auk tote bags

Thanks for the update, Nick! It sounds like the quiz bowl was a lot of fun!

Again this week we're featuring a cute Birdorable vulture for T-Shirt Tuesday in honor of International Vulture Awareness Day 2009. This time we've got our Birdorable Egyptian Vulture baseball jersey.

Reminder: International Vulture Awareness Day 2009 is coming up on September 5th! The purpose of this event is to highlight and promote vulture conservation and awareness. As part of this special day there will be a blog carnival which welcomes anyone and everyone to participate. We are very proud to have our Birdorable Black Vulture featured on the blog carnival's badge!

IVAD09 Badge

Today's featured Birdorable cute bird t-shirt is this Turkey Vulture organic women's top. We recently added several new organic apparel styles like this one; you can see all of our organic apparel here.

Speaking of vultures, International Vulture Awareness Day 2009 is coming up on September 5th. The purpose of this event is to highlight and promote vulture conservation and awareness. As part of this special day there will be a blog carnival which welcomes anyone and everyone to participate. We are very proud to have our Birdorable Black Vulture featured on the blog carnival's badge!

IVAD09 Badge

This video from the Ventana Wildlife Society gives an update on the 2009 nesting season for the endangered California Condors they monitor.

You can help the society by volunteering to help clean up the condor habitat or by making a donation. A portion of proceeds from some of our own Birdorable California Condor sales will also be donated to the Ventana Wildlife Society.

We had a lot of fun doing the Birdorable Bonanza last month and will definitely do it again once. Until our next bonanza we'll continue to add new species on a regular basis as usual. We still have quite a few suggestions and special requests on our list of birds to do. Here's a Birdorable retrospective of the 17 birds we added. Which one is your favorite?

184: Scarlet Ibis

Cute Birdorable Scarlet Ibis

185: Andean Cock-of-the-rock

Cute Birdorable Andean Cock-of-the-Rock

186: Golden-winged Warbler

Cute Birdorable Golden-winged Warbler

187: Green Aracari

Cute Birdorable Green Aracari

188: Greater Roadrunner

Cute Birdorable Greater Roadrunner

189: Galah

Cute Birdorable Galah

190: Rockhopper Penguin

Cute Birdorable Rockhopper Penguin

191: Harpy Eagle

Cute Birdorable Harpy Eagle

192: Horned Guan

Cute Birdorable Horned Guan

193: Masked Booby

Cute Birdorable Masked Booby

194: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Cute Birdorable Red-bellied Woodpecker

195: Golden-breasted Starling

Cute Birdorable Golden-breasted Starlings

196: Willow Ptarmigan

Cute Birdorable Willow Ptarmigan

197: Resplendent Quetzal

Cute Birdorable Resplendent Quetzal

198: Northern Pintail

Cute Birdorable Northern Pintail

199: Rainbow Bee-eater

Cute Birdorable Rainbow Bee-eater

200: Dodo

Cute Birdorable Dodo

To see all our 200 birds visit our Meet the Birds page.