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

Sam Williams, PhD

Macaws with your coffee - a perfect morning!

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jan 24, 2017

scarlet macaw

So there I was, feeling pretty good. I love early mornings, I’d had my first great night’s sleep in ages and I had a cup of local coffee steaming in my hands. It was 6am and the sun was just coming over the hill. The light was delicious. And as I stood there taking it all in a Scarlet Macaw flew...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

Ban on trade in wild Grey parrots comes into effect.

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | Jan 03, 2017

2017 starts on a positive note for parrots as the transfer of Grey parrots to Appendix I of CITES comes into effect. This new listing, which was voted on by the international community in October last year, brings about an end to all international trade in wild-sourced Grey parrots (Psittacus...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

Declines in Grey and Timneh parrots prompt listing as Endangered

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | Dec 21, 2016

On December 8th Grey and Timneh parrots were uplisted to Endangered, the second highest level of threat on the IUCN Red-list of threatened species. This change in their categorisation follows their uplisting to Appendix I of CITES in October and reflects growing concerns over the impact of trade...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

Ornithological Conference Focuses on Plight of African Parrots

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | Nov 23, 2016

Dr. Rowan Martin, Keynote speaker at Pan-African Ornithological Congress

The conservation of African parrots received another boost last month when researchers and conservationists from across the African continent gathered for the fourteenth Pan-African Ornithological Congress in Dakar, Senegal. As part of the congress, which takes place every four years, a special...

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