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Who We Are
I-5 Publishing, LLC, is the world’s largest owned and operated online pet network. We are the leader in special interest pet websites, magazines, trade magazines and books dedicated to pet-loving consumers, veterinarians and pet professionals worldwide.

Our website, BirdChannel.com, is one of the largest bird websites out there. While we primarily focus on pet birds (parrots and some passerines), no bird topic is off limits. With hundreds of thousands of visitors every month, BirdChannel.com is the place for people to get the latest bird news, videos and information.

What We’re Looking For
Funny articles, like 5 Birds That Will Take Over The World. 

Thought-Provoking articles, like Therapy Birds: "Emotional Support Animal," Or Merely A Pet?

Passionate, enthusiastic articles, like A Plea For Parakeets.

Feel good and educational articles, like 5 Lessons My African Grey Taught Me

We want writers that get birds and their people. Maybe you're the person who refers to birds as "birbs." Maybe you're the person who all your friends call the "crazy bird lady/man." If so, let's talk.

What else are we looking for? People who care: about the craft of writing, about the subject matter, about our readers’ interests. We don’t want writers that turn in the assignment and then call it a day. We want writers who partner with us to promote their content to reach the widest possible audience. We want writers that not only write, but take part in the community, through events or social communities. We want our readers to connect with our writers – not only from the tone of their writing and personal anecdotes but through participation in the site and community.

Article Specifics

Each article should:

1) Be written in the first person.
2) Have an informative, entertaining and positive tone.
3) Focus on the relationship between the person and their bird, if applicable.
4) Include at least two quotes from experts on the topic (unless you are an expert). Don’t include quotes that just sum up what was already said. Don’t include quotes from a website. All quotes must be given directly to you from a person.
5) Avoid boring summaries of the topic.
6) Have entertaining and intriguing headlines and decks, including key words on the topic.
7) You are writing for an online audience. Remember to be relevant, intriguing and use action words. Lists are good things to include.
8) Include, if relevant, your own experiences or anecdotes of people you know.
9) Be between 750 and 1,200 words.
10) Include a call to action, e.g., prompting the reader to give feedback or tell their own stories.

Art/Photos/Videos
We also ask you to supply high-resolution images and art (or videos if assigned) with full copyright permissions and credits, including at least one photo of yourself and your pet. Not only will a photo of you help readers connect with you, but we want to add you to our author bio page if you become a regular contributor. If you have any photo/art concerns, please let me know.

We also want to let people know how to follow you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google Plus, Linked In or whatever other social media you use. We want people who have a social following and will partner with us to promote their stuff.

What We Don’t Want
We don’t want writers that need a lot of editing, don’t follow the assignment, miss their deadlines and aren’t web-savvy writers.

Submit your proposals to Jessica Pineda at jpineda@i5publishing.com, subject line "BirdChannel Submissions."

Updated December 2014


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Posted: November 6, 2014, 3:00 p.m. PDT

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I saw a killdeer female and nest of three eggs at Esteban park. When she saw me she got up and started to act like she had a hurt wing to led me away from her eggs there were three which blended into the grass perfectly. It was the first time I have ever seen this bird and watched its act to protect its eggs fantastic
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