Blog Archive: January 2015

Birdorable White-winged Dove

Just like the White-winged Dove

January 28th, 2015 in Pigeons & Doves No comments
Birdorable White-winged Dove on a Saguaro Cactus

What do you know about the White-winged Dove? You may have heard about the bird in the 1981 song "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks, which you can play in the video below. In the song the back-up singers sing "ooohh baby ooohh", which is what the bird's call sounds like.

The White-winged Dove can be found in the south-west of the United states and in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Lately the bird has increased its range and expanded throughout Texas and further east due to increased urbanization and backyard feeding.

White-winged Doves are amazing birds and have adapted to life in the desert. They can fly up to 25 miles to find water and are able to get their needed moisture from the saguaro cactus, which they also use for food. They are so dependent on the saguaro cactus, of which they eat the nectar, pollen, fruit and seeds, that they time their migration and nesting to match the plants fruiting time.

And when these birds migrate they can travel in very large groups. At one time flocks of up to one million birds were seen feeding in grass fields in Texas! Oooh baby, that is a lot of birds!

White-winged Dove Feeding on Fruit-2
White-winged Dove feeding on fruit by William Herron (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Birdorable Rosy-faced Lovebird

T-Shirt Tuesday: Lovebird Love Heart

January 27th, 2015 in T-Shirt Tuesday No comments

Looking for a Valentine's Day gift? This week's featured t-shirt design is this sweet Lovebird Love Heart with our Birdorable Rosy-faced Lovebird, also known as the Peach-faced Lovebird. Is there anything cuter than lovebirds in love? Here two adorable cartoon Rosy-faced Lovebirds snuggle together with a heart explosion in the background. This original design, shown here on a purple women's American Apparel organic tshirt, is perfect for lovebird lovers! Available on many different apparel styles and colors.

Birdorable Lovebird Love Heart on Women's American Apparel Organic T-Shirt

We have many more Rosy-faced Lovebird gifts and check out our other love and hearts designs.

Birdorable Ross's Gull

Website Relaunch

January 22nd, 2015 in Announcements No comments

Welcome to our completely renewed website! As you can see it looks quite a bit different from before and we've added some new features as well, which are listed below. We hope you like the new look! Let us know in the comments below or via our contact form if you have any feedback or issues with the site.

Renewed Birdorable.com

What's new

  • The homepage now features a "Bird a day" and several other new things including a large slider and counter for the number of birds. We've been very busy with the new website but have some new birds to add soon, so check back in the coming weeks for some new Birdorables!
  • You can now log in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google, Windows Live or LinkedIn account by using the "Login / register" link at the top. Once logged in you can upload an avatar to go with your comments, you won't need to enter your name and a captcha each time you leave a comment, you can pick your favorite birds in Meet the Birds, and you can download coloring pages and other fun things in our Downloads section.
  • Previously we would only have a limited number of coloring pages available at a time. From now on all coloring pages are in our Downloads section and they will stay there. We currently have 88 different coloring pages available and we'll add more in the future. You do need to be logged in to download them, but it only takes a second to log in using one of the social media sites. We have also implemented a limit of 10 downloads per 30 days. If you need to download more files for an event or for another specific purpose please contact us with your request.
  • The new and improved Search allows you to search the whole site by keyword and filter the results by Designs, Products, Birds, Articles and Downloads.
  • The Meet the Birds area has been revamped with a new Browse Birds page with bigger pictures and an easier way to find birds. Type a keyword on the left to instantly update the results and click one of the two icons in the top-right to switch the pictures between full bird and head only.
  • You can pick your favorite birds by visiting a bird page (for instance Abyssinian Ground Hornbill) and clicking the new Add to Favorites button. Click the My Favorites page to view all your favorites. When you're logged in your favorites will be remembered.
  • Click Random Bird to let us surprise you with a random bird species. This is a great way to learn new birds.
  • Each bird page now has a Gifts tab where you can view all products with that bird species. It is also easier now to see a list of all the birds featured on a product or design to jump back to the meet pages of those birds.
  • On the Conservation Statuses page you can learn about the different categories from the IUCN Red List and then view all birds in that category, from Least Concern to Extinct.
  • Our shop has been completely updated with new ways to find products and bigger pictures. You can browse all our 1,500+ designs or search by product type.
  • The new Birdorable Gift Finder allows you to filter our thousands of products by age, recipient, interest, budget and more. This part is still in beta as we're testing it out. We'd love your feedback on this.
  • Previously our store contained products of both CafePress and Zazzle. We have moved all our designs to Zazzle and the site now only features products from our fulfillment partner Zazzle, which simplifies things. Check out this page with Zazzle Coupon Codes for the latest discount codes that you can use.