Blog Archive: Coots

Birdorable Eurasian Coot

City Bird: Abiko's Eurasian Coot

August 4th, 2011 in Coots, City Birds 1 comment

You are probably well-aware that many countries have an official national bird. For example, the national bird of the United States is the Bald Eagle, and the national bird of Bolivia is the Andean Condor. Several U.S. states also have official birds. But did you know that there are even some cities that have their own official bird? The official city bird of Abiko, Japan, is the Eurasian Coot. We used to see these little water birds all the time while we lived in the Netherlands, but in fact their range is across much of Eurasia - all the way to Japan! Besides being one of just a few global cities to have an official bird, Abiko goes a step further with their love of avian friends. It is home to the Abiko City Museum of Birds!

Birdorable Eurasian Coot with the flag of Abiko
Birdorable American Coot

Baby Birdorable: American Coot

August 6th, 2010 in Baby Birds, Coots 3 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the American Coot. Now, I have to admit that baby coots may not be cute in any conventional sense, but seeing a little family together is heartwarming, and the tender way in which the parents care for their offspring certainly is all kinds of cute. Don't you agree?

Newly hatched American Coot chick with Mum.....1 of 4
Newly hatched American Coot chick with Mum.....1 of 4 by Alan Vernon
Feeding Time
Feeding Time by mtetcher
New Family
New Family by organicpixel
Miquelon Lake, Alberta
Miquelon Lake, Alberta by Bern's Pics
american-coot-chicks-6-4-07_F by mikebaird
Precious Pair
Precious Pair by grandmasandy+chuck
American Coot with Chicks
American Coot with Chicks by Langooney
American Coot Feeding Chick
American Coot Feeding Chick by Ṁ‽ǩ€ §ρ!и@Ä·
Coot & Chick
"Coot & Chick by d.r.garvin
American Coot Chick (2)
American Coot Chick (2) by Rita Wiskowski

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable American Coot t-shirts & gifts!