Month: October 2018

Become an Audubon Member Membership benefits include one year of Audubon magazine and the latest on birds and their habitats. Your support helps secure a future for birds at risk. The refrain of a Common Raven drove a man to madness in Edgar Allen Poe’s storied poem. Though the call, “Nevermore,” was Poe’s invention, birds’ real cries can often
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Photo Credit: Project FeederWatchhttp://feederwatch.org As years draw to a close, it’s a feeling of reflections on the past and thoughts for the upcoming future, that begin to take hold of us. October/November usually provide a cushion of time before the realities of the New Year come to fruition. But once that happens, we’re on a
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Once a year right before Halloween, the neighborhood of Kagurazaka in Tokyo, Japan is host to the Bakeneko Festival. It’s a cat lover’s weirdest dream come true with cat fans lining the streets and putting on costumes and face paint, wearing masks, and celebrating cat life. Check Out The Bakeneko Festival! “Bakeneko” means “changed cat”. In Japanese folklore, they are cats
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For a decade, a team of ornithologists with Operation Wallacea, an international conservation research organization, summered in a cloud forest in northwestern Honduras, some 7,000 feet above sea level. These weren’t luxury vacations, though: they spent much time hiking through elfin forest, also known as dwarf forest. Monte Neate-Clegg, a PhD student at the University of Utah and the leader
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Halloween is approaching, and you may be thinking of an adorable costume for your cat. But before you dress kitty up as a pirate, step back and think about your cat’s personality. Cats tend to be a lot more sensitive and emotional than most dogs, which is why you see far fewer
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Black Friday, the popular shopping festival is hailed by one and all as one of the finest events ever introduced in the history of merchandising. Consumers have indicated a ready willingness to breach all boundaries for the sheer pleasure of laying their hands on their prized possessions at any cost. This zest has also gone
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Jenny Drummey has volunteered with the Phoenix Landing Foundation since 2003, serves on the Board of Directors, and has been an Adoption Coordinator for the last 11 years. Her books, Project Parrot: A Behavior Guidebook for You and Your Bird and Biting Matters: Living Bite-free With Your Parrot, have helped hundreds of readers live successfully
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Jennifer Cunha is an attorney who formerly taught inner-city children how to read. With that experience, she began teaching her cockatoos phonics and reading skills through a modified approach to systematic phonics instruction. She uses strong conditioning techniques to build vocabulary, and has taught her parrots to correlate phonics to vocabulary development for purposes of
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Cat lovers rejoice because October 29th is officially National Cat Day! It is the day to celebrate all the things we love about cats. Whether it is their adorable purrs, their cute eye blinks, their hilarious antics, or their cuddly personalities, cats make our lives better every single day. Use this day to spoil your
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Many adult rescue dogs come with imperfect housetraining skills–or none at all–and even dogs who were potty trained in their previous homes will need a refresher course if they didn’t get regular walks at the shelter. The good news is it’s fairly easy to teach an old dog this new trick. In
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) According to the National Sleep Foundation, our dogs spend roughly 12-14 hours per 24-hour period snoozing. Often, dog owners think that little leg twitch or tiny “yip” that comes out while sleeping has to do with something their dog is dreaming about. But do dogs dream? Or are those little twitches completely
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Can you imagine a world without the Internet? How about a world without cats on the Internet? These days, we’re all connected online every day of the year, whether at our computers or on our smart phones, and cats play a huge role in the content we consume. So in celebration of a little something
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This month marks the 46th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first small step on the surface of the moon, leaving the first human footprints on some place other than our home planet. But that big glowing rock in the sky is just as perplexing as ever for our canine friends. Do dogs really howl more at
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