About this Blog

Welcome to the world of Birds ~ Armchair birding via upclose videos. Adding quality to our life one bird at a time.
Seniors enjoy the gift of healthy memory activity they recieve from watching the theatre of nature. Test yourself to see how many birds you can remember. All shut-ins love the challenge of birdwatching from their windows, TV and computers.
Learn to identify the birds and they will soon feel like new friends.
We can only live one moment at a time. The birds will help us enjoy it as it reduces the fear that comes with memory loss.
Our thanks to the many youtube video producers who are bringing smiles to all who watch the excellent work.
Written and designed by GramaBarb

A song to brighten your day is I like Birds by the eels - Smile!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Birds Where We Live

Saturday Dec. 5 we watched a series of short videos of Birds Where we live. Birdwatching without leaving our apartment building.

Here is the bird list:

My Youtube Playlist
This list is based on the birds Jean and I have seen without leaving the building.
Look out your window, the window from at the dining room, patio and the sky.

Our Home Bird List at Terrace's

First video is our theme song.... I Like Birds
Bushtits fly in flocks throughout the winter in the big tree out front and around the building.
House Finch family can be seen every spring and early summer on our patio.
Blackcapped Chickadees are often heard before they are seen our our patio
Chestnut Backed Chickadee love our little pine trees – watch for them
Northern flicker has been spotted pausing on the tree seen from our dining room.
House Sparrow is common and can be seen every spring and summer feeding many demanding babies
Rufous Hummingbird checks out our flowers and then they leave if they are the wrong kind or they are too dry. Let try to plant Bee Balm
Glaucous-winged Gulls have provided a lot of entertainment for all of us all year long.
Canada Geese on the Roof - Baby Bird Fall – (ask Jean S. For the story about our family of Canada Geese on the roof)
Crows, Crows, Crows – fly by our window ... Where do they go?
Crows in Burnaby to Still Creek
Bald Eagle flying over Vancouver – we often watch the air combat from our window
East Vancouver Bald Eagle – up close
Rock Pigeon Gets a Medal (1946) We enjoy their visits to our balcony.
Do the Bird dance as you leave from Birds and Blooms Music Video – I like Birds

Our Home Bird Video List at Terrace's

Saturday, November 7, 2015

African Birds showcased at my Theatre

Africa is rich in birds, with 2,355 species recorded on the continent.

Program for African Birds Theatre

Bird Watching - Uganda East Africa
Secretary Birds of Africa
SOUTH AFRICA small birds of san parks
Various birds in Pretoria,SA on Allen BirdCam on 17 April 2015
Stunning Lilac-breasted Roller at Djuma Waterhole June 9, 2013
Orangebreasted Sunbird feeding on aloe

Africa Birds Theatre
Grama Barb Youtube Playlist


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Our Destination is the World Bird Dance Floor

This world class dance concert is glamorous, romantic and funny.

All the birds are wild and have not been trained by people.
All birds are professional dancers!

A playlist of 9 performances with music accompaniment.

The playlist is called Theatre Birds Dancing


Monday, August 31, 2015

Champions of the Sky

Owls are extremely popular and people wanted to see more videos about the world of Owls.
The Ornithologists and film crew of these two films are equally as passionate about Owla as my audience on August 29, 2015. There was standing room only in our Theatre.

The first film is about 2 Ornitholists from CornellLab who travel to the Canadian Arctic


The second film is where we travel the world with a passionate Ornithologist to study owls of he world. The Silent Hunters!


Monday, August 17, 2015

Remarkable Creatures of the Land of Ice and Snow

This film is the story of survival of a family of Snowy Owls.
Whwn I turned the lights on at the end of the film everyone had looks of "awe" on their faces about the photography and remarkable information about the Snowy Owl.
The images of the Arctic Tundra and the Snowy Owl family will forever be etched in your memory.

Watch the National Geographic film here: https://youtu.be/Dyqf35u276E

Saturday, August 8, 2015

In Pursuit of Birds of Paradise - All 39 Species

It is exciting to see the Birds of Paradise and even more exciting to follow the 2 photographer/scientists on their 8 year Bird of Paradise project.
You will be looking over their shoulder as they film many never before seen footage of this family of biological wonders of the world.

Watch and experience the condensed 8 years of their journey on the 50 minute youtube video.

And a 4 minute slide show of all 39 species of Birds-of-Paradise

Thank you Tim Laman of National Geographic and Edwin Scholes of Cornell Lab of Ornithology for incredible documentation that I could share with Seniors in a Assisted Living Home via youtube. Thank you to youtube for making it available to the world.

National Geographic Birds-of-Paradise article

Saturday, August 1, 2015

"I want to Watch the Show Again!"

As the theatre emptied with everyone exclaiming how amazing the Cassowary is and this was the first time they had seen one etc --- I noticed one lady who was not getting up from her seat so Jean went to find out if she needed help. Joan said, "No, I am fine. I want to watch the show again. I don't want to go." We couldn't convince her that there wasn't going to be another bird show until next Saturday and there she sat waiting for the Cassowary show to play again. Eventually found her way to the lobby still insisting she wanted to watch the bird show again.
I was thrilled that the show had impacted her so positively and she responded to it so well as she is having serious problems with dementia and shows very little interest in what is happening around her.

The source of the Cassowary show is on youtube