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Parrot Bloggers
Personal online journals of parrot
specialists from around the world.

Sam Williams, PhD

April 29

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Apr 29, 2006

To help us record as many breeding attempts as possible we asked a former poacher Buchy Frans if he’d show us some nests. I met Buchy on my last visit and kept in touch with him as I knew he had a wealth of information on the parrots. Buchy is a remarkable Bonairian. He’s 76, though probably...

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Sam Williams, PhD

April 15

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Apr 15, 2006

Before we got hold of wild birds Rowan and I wanted to practise our parrot handling and measuring so we could be as efficient as possible and minimise the stress to birds we catch. At the beginning of the year whilst we were still in the UK, Andrew Greenwood and Johanna Storm each gave us a...

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Sam Williams, PhD

April 8

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Apr 09, 2006

It’s quite clear from their activities that the parrots are not breeding yet. This is good news as it means there is more time to get things in order before it gets busy. The birds are hanging around in pairs and the different pairs are loosely associated with larger groups. Sometimes they are...

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Sam Williams, PhD

April 1

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Apr 02, 2006

The first few weeks in a new place tend to be filled up with sorting out things like transport and where to stay, but I’ve still got into the field and seen the much-missed birds. Amazons are just super cool parrots! They are so feisty and are such characters. Now I remember what joy I get from...

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