Movie Review: Hoot

Hoot is a comedy with a serious underlying message of conservation. The kids use some questionable methods to try and save the owl colony (like releasing potentially owl-eating snakes to combat guard dogs) and confrontations between the conservationists and those who would kill the owls range from silly to over-the-top dramatic. Looking over these goofy plot conventions, I enjoyed Hoot for the most part. The owls were cute (of course), the kids were passionate about their cause, and the anti-development message was clear.

The Hoot DVD is full of extras, including short documentaries on costar Jimmy Buffet and the three young stars, backyard habitat and animals in action. The most enjoyable for me was a short piece entitled "Visit an Animal Rescue Center." Bloopers and deleted scenes are also included in the extras. The DVD has one of the cutest menu navigations I've ever seen.

I give Hoot 3.5 Goldfinches out of 5.

Bird Book Hour

Bill Thompson III of Bird Watcher's Digest discusses a few bird titles in this cute little video, including the "Hamburger Helper for your field guide." To see what book he's talking about, watch below!

Wake Up and Save the Birds

This is how coffee should be grown. If you drink coffee, please consider purchasing certified bird-friendly beans. Watch this video and learn more about the SMBC Bird Friendly seal of approval.

I Need A Wild Turkey!

I'm adding this to my wish list right now!!

Netflix Instant Watch for Birders

We love our Netflix subscription. Arthur has been catching up on television series with discs in the mail. We also use Netflix to watch recent DVD releases and the number of DVDs we purchase nowadays is virtually nil. Yay for less stuff! (Actually it means we have more...