Birding / Bird Watching

If you love the beautiful feathered creatures and enjoy sharing your experiences and photos about them, this is the forum for you.

Long-tailed hummingbird in Texas?

Submitted by ellwaters on Sun, 07/01/2018 - 00:21
I saw a hummingbird today in the hill country of Texas that had two long tail feathers, about the same length as its body. The only one I can find on the internet that looks like it is the booted racket-tail hummingbird, but the information says it isn't found north of Venezuela. Is there any chance that is the bird I saw, or does anyone know of another species of hummingbird that would be in central Texas?

My Lovebird do not drop in his cage

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Submitted by Foz on Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:03
Hello everyone in this respected website I do not know if this is the place to write the subject Today my reason to post, is that my lovebird she is a female does not drop in her cage unless she is out, I mean she is keeping her poop inside her until I let her out of the cage, and this is a big problem, and not normal, what if I'm busy or outside the house what should I do then?, I'm very worry about her attitude can anyone advice me how to deal with this problem. Thank you for your time in reading my post Fawzia :)

Southern California Birds

Submitted by AuroraDragon on Sat, 05/17/2014 - 14:30
Around my grandmothers house I have seen many beautiful birds. I have seen and heard the Mourning Dove and their beautiful song, and a neighbor has a regular nesting couple, and some dud eggs along with prayer. I have seen Anna's hummingbird, which is very similar to the Ruby-Throated hummingbird, only a little more magenta with some of the beautiful plumage on their head as well. More recently (In November) I have seen a single Western Bluebird while walking my grandma's dog. I followed the bird around for a bit until he tired of me and flew off.

New Forum

Submitted by Avian Web on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00
We created this forum for the sister sites "" and "" ... We are receiving a lot of e-mail every day about bird IDs, bird rescues and photography enthusiasts are submitting great bird images. Rather than over e-mail, this is the more efficient way of handling communications. We will do our best to respond to all inquiries / comments (if warranted).