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Sam Williams, PhD

Let it snow!

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Mar 28, 2015

This time last week I was driving in the snow. Oddly enough I wasn’t in the Caribbean. I was in Connecticut on my way to the Featherfest, an annual event of the CT Parrot Society.

Before driving in the snow I’d had a crazy parroty week. From the airport I’d jumped in a rental car and drove over to...

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Sam Williams, PhD

Parrot Cruise inspires Sally’s new home

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jan 22, 2015

Working in conservation has allowed me to climb trees and watch wild parrots in Mauritius, Brazil and Bonaire among others. During the 20 years since I first went to Mauritius, oh heck was that really 20 years! I have had so many great experiences with my work. But at the end of last year I found...

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Sam Williams, PhD

Tough times in parrot paradise

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Sep 18, 2014

Losing Luella was disappointing but not a complete surprise. She weighed half of what a healthy wild Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot would weigh. Not only was she tired and struggling to recover, she also had a broken leg and the combination was just too much for her emaciated little body.


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Rowan Martin, PhD

A Future For Wild Timnehs

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | Jul 30, 2014

Timneh parrots have long been subject to high levels of trapping for the pet trade, leading to dramatic declines in populations. They are restricted to western areas of the moist Upper Guinea forests and bordering savannas, from the Bijagós islands of Guinea-Bissau eastwards through southern...

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