Check out our customizable Birdorable Christmas Cards. These greeting cards and postcards from Zazzle will be great to send to your bird-loving friends and family this holiday season. Is your favorite Birdorable bird not among the ones already dressed up like Santa? Just drop us a line and we'll be more than happy to put your bird on a Christmas card for you. Zazzle has free shipping on all orders today! Use coupon code FREESHIP2DAY on checkout to receive free shipping.
We saw this bathing Killdeer at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida last week. The little guy kept bobbing his butt up and down, creating circles in the water. It was the cutest thing! :) For more Killdeer cuteness see our Birdorable Killdeer.
All birds here at Birdorable wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving Day! May you have a wonderful day with great company and a full belly. :) Why not send your friends a Birdorable Happy Thanksgiving graphic on Facebook or MySpace or a Happy Thanksgiving E-Card?
Here are two new Birdorable coloring pages for some cute coloring fun: the Willow Ptarmigan (or Willow Grouse) and Chestnut-sided Warbler. Go to Coloring Pages to download these two new PDFs and check the Meet the Birds page to check the colors.
These downloads will be available until 31 December 2009. Check here for more coloring pages. Subscribe to the Birdorable Blog by RSS feed or by email to get notified when new downloads like this are added.
The Yellow-eyed Penguin is native to New Zealand, where it is also called Hoiho. There are only about 4,000 of these cute penguins left and it is considered one of the world's rarest penguins. Threats include habitat degradation and the introducion of predators, like wild cats and ferrets. In spring 2004, a disease killed off 60% of yellow-eyed Penguins on the Otago peninsula and in North Otago. The disease was described as diphtheritic stomatitis, but that is just a secondary infection while the primary pathegen remains unknown. A similar problem has affected another population on Stewart Island, where in six years about 70% of the penguin chicks died from a mystery illness. A reserve protecting more than 10% of the mainland population was established in 2007 in the Catlins by the Department of Conservation and the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust. A 12km coastal reserve in the Catlins in the south of New Zealand's South Island was established in 2007 for the protection of the Yellow-eyed Penguin by the Department of Conservation.