A short-lived creation of Creator/{{Nelvana}}, specifically by Larry Jacobs, now the creative director of CookieJarEntertainment. It first aired in the United States on Creator/{{CBS}} in 1998, as one of the network's last {{Saturday Morning Cartoon}}s. Scottish network STV picked it up in 2001 and reran it for a short time. It currently airs on [=KidsCo=] TV in Australia.

The show's main character is a blue preteen bird named Eddie Storkowitz. His mother, Betty, is a professional artist and his father, Morty, is a psychiatrist. Eddie dreams of being a filmmaker and sometimes shoots videos of his family and friends' antics.

Other characters on the show include Eddie's sister, Steffy; his teacher, Miss Finch; classmates Spring Robin, Olivia Owl, Tommy Turkey, Sleepy Bat and Gregory Woodpecker. The first episode introduces Eddie's younger sister, Abby.

!!Tropes:
* AccidentalArt: In "Life of Riley", Betty is proud of the paintings that Abby did by covering herself in paint and rolling on a canvas.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted in "Life of Riley". The females in class love Riley's bad-bird nature [[spoiler:until they find out he dropped out of school]].
* AnAesop: Pretty much every episode, but not as heavy-handedly as most.
* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: The camping trip in "Father and Son Camp Out" starts out as one of these, but ends up fun in the end.
* BrickJoke: Morty's big feet at the end of "Father and Son Camp Out".
* CharacterDevelopment: Even in the course of 13 episodes, Mr. Nuthatch becomes less paranoid, and Sleepy does more than just sleep at the drop of a hat.
* CreditCardPlot: "Can't Buy Me Love" has Eddie using his father's credit card to buy gifts for his teacher, then for his classmates.
* DamselInDistress: Miss Finch gets this role in many of Eddie's {{Imagine Spot}}s.
* DisguisedInDrag: Sleepy, as part of a staged purse-snatching [[spoiler:done to try and summon Birdman]].
* DriveInTheater: "A Face in the Crowd" starts at a ''fly''-in theater.
* [[EverybodyLaughsEnding Everybird Laughs Ending]]: Several episodes.
* FeatherFingers: The entire cast has arm-like wings which are generally used as arms, although they are also capable of flight. However, in one episode, the characters use their feet to bowl.
* FlintstoneTheming: Lots of things get avian names. In particular, "anybird" for "anyone" starts showing up in later episodes.
* FunnyAnimal: Right on the borderline. The adults are pretty much PettingZooPeople (particularly Miss Finch), but they also do avian things such as eat bugs, migrate for the winter, etc.
* GenreSavvy: In one of his {{Imagine Spot}}s involving a rescue, Eddie looks at the FourthWall and says, "I could fly, but rope swinging makes for a good visual."
** Another good example:
--->'''Olivia''': Why do you always wait until we have a disaster before you do the right thing?
--->'''Eddie''': It's more fun this way.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
--> '''Sleepy''': Eddie's tormented slumber of the damned, take two.
* HauntedHouse: Eddie and friends explore one in "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", complete with OminousPipeOrgan.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The show is up to its beak in bird puns. For just one example:
-->'''Gregory''': Tommy, you move like you're already stuffed for Thanksgiving!
-->'''Tommy''': Hey, I never said I was Larry Bird.
-->'''Gregory''': Lucky I didn't call ''fowl''!
* HumanoidFemaleAnimal: Betty and Miss Finch both qualify.
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: In "Dollars and Sense", Steffy laughs at a picture of Betty from the 70s.
* [[ImagineTheAudienceNaked Imagine the Audience Without Feathers]]: Eddie's advice to Gregory in "Gulls and Dolls".
* InUniverseCamera: Sometimes invoked when Eddie whips one out to film his family.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: In the resolution of the second episode, dramatic violins play over Eddie's apology to his classmates until Olivia says, "stop the violins."
* MaliciousSlander: One episode revolves around Eddie spreading false rumors about a creepy old man, some of which he has conflated from a book his father is reading. At the end, the creepy old man gives Eddie AnAesop about how "you can't un-ring a bell".
* MenCantKeepHouse: The result of Morty and Betty trading places after the argument that sets up the B-plot to "Life of Riley".
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They do this with a lot of celebrity names, such as [[WillSmith Whippoorwill Smith]] and [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegret]].
* PerformanceAnxiety: In one episode, Eddie's friend Gregory is shown to have a fine singing voice, but is afraid to perform onstage. [[spoiler:At first, he has Eddie lip-sync to him, but then feels guilty over pushing Eddie into the spotlight this way and runs off. Eddie finally fakes a sore throat, forcing Gregory to step in as his understudy and overcome his stage fright.]]
* PrecociousCrush: Eddie has one of these on his teacher, Miss Finch.
* RealSongThemeTune: A cover of "Surfin' Bird". Yes, ''that'' "Surfin' Bird".
* ScoutOut: Eddie's Bird Scout troop.
* ShockinglyExpensiveBill: In the second episode, Eddie runs up a [[EleventyZillion nine gazillion dollar]] charge on his father's credit card buying gifts for his friends.
** In "Big Beak or Not Big Beak", the bill for [[spoiler:Eddie's beak surgery]] is "$$$ A LOT".
* ShoutOut
** In the second episode, Eddie has a dream involving giant bugs which seems rather similar to ''Film/StarshipTroopers''.
** Thinking that he has a lead on a [[spoiler:serial killer]], Eddie says that he's going to "sell the story to Creator/{{CBS}}," the channel ''Birdz'' originally aired on.
* SliceOfLife
* SpeciesSurname: Played straight with everyone.
* SpitTake: Morty and Betty's reaction to [[spoiler:the beak-shrinking machine Eddie is wearing]] in "Big Beak or Not Big Beak".
* SplitScreenPhoneCall: in "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". The screen pans so that a character starts out on the right, then moves to the left as they call the next person on down the line.
* StealthPun: In one episode, Morty said that he hated a peacock he went to school with, then adds that said peacock "[[Creator/{{NBC}} went into television]]".
** The plastic surgeon in "Big Beak or Not Big Beak" is a duck. In other words, [[spoiler:he's a quack]].
* {{Sting}}: Several episodes have a weird, dissonant, four-note synthesizer riff that basically signals whenever something goes wrong in the plot.
* SuckECheeses: Averted; "Ducky Cheese" actually looks like an enjoyable pizzeria/arcade.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Eddie has to tell Gregory and Tommy what e-mail is.
* TemptingFate: When Olivia tells Eddie that his amateur film might fail, he asks what's the worst that could happen and she tells him, "you could lose all your friends". [[spoiler:Guess what happens halfway through the episode]].
* [[ThroughAFaceFullOfFur Through a Face Full of Feathers]]: Eddie has done this several times.
* ToothyBird: Entire cast. Even more strangely, their faces are drawn more like snouts than actual beaks.
* TotallyRadical: Parodied:
-->'''Morty''': As the young people say: "Mama, you rock my nest!"
-->'''Steffy''': (''rolls eyes'')
* TroubledButCute: Riley Raven, a good-looking bad boy who does pretty much whatever he wants, and is considered a "bad egg" for it. We later learn that he acts this way because of his workaholic parents never having time for him.
* TrueCompanions: Eddie, Tommy, Gregory and Sleepy realize they are this in the series finale.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: "Gulls and Dolls" and "Life of Riley".
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Abby gets one in "A Face in the Crowd".
* WingdingEyes: Eddie gets the star variant in "Birdman" after imagining that [[spoiler:capturing footage of Birdman]] would make him famous.
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