Macaws, larks, laughingthrushes, kingfishers, birds-of-paradise, pelicans, parrots and violetears… How can we afford to lose any of them? The greatest threat to birdlife around the world today is the wild-caught bird trade. Millions of birds are being killed by a mix of people that simply do not know any better and catch these wild birds for disposable income, and people that simply do not have a choice and are forced into eating the beautiful birds from their forest. We need to do everything we can to help keep birds safe in the wild: http://www.wildbirdtrust.com/portfolio/grey-parrot-project/ Go to the new Wild Bird Trust website to learn more about our research and conservation projects in Africa. Please consider making a contribution to the Wild Bird Trust to help us stimulate positive change for wild birds in 2014!
We are very proud to bring the wonder and vibrance of birds in the wild direct to you every week. Hundreds of amazingly skilled wild bird photographers go out everyday after work, between meetings, on holiday, on the weekend, during retirement, anytime they can get out to photograph our planet’s beautiful birdlife. Some of the most stunning birds, like the crested barbet in this edition, have found homes in our cities and delight millions of people around the world at bird feeders and watering points. Pick up your camera, open your heart, and join the Wild Bird Revolutiontoday!!
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Please join the Wild Bird Trust page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to receive all wild bird photo updates and news from our research and conservation projects in the field. Submit your own photos and become part of this important public awareness campaign to bring the magic of wild birds to the world. Prepare to be blown away every week… The Wild Bird Trust was founded in South Africa in August 2009 with the primary objective of keeping birds safe in the wild. The trust aims to encourage the use of flagship endangered bird species as “ecosystem ambassadors” in their indigenous habitat. The trust focusses on linking ordinary people with conservation action in the field through innovative marketing campaigns and brand development. Saving Africa’s birds is going to take a determined effort from all of us.
See last week “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #55″: