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Jamie Gilardi, PhD

Wild parrots at Rio Abajo

Parrot Blogger: Jamie Gilardi, PhD | Oct 14, 2017

Many thanks for your response to the crisis in Puerto Rico - it has been uplifting to see the outpouring of concern. We have had good news from the Rio Abajo aviary: the project team has confirmed sightings of wild Puerto Rican Amazons.  

"We've counted groups of wild iguaca in Rio Abajo. A...

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Mira Tweti

Sweet birds and hard choices

Parrot Blogger: Mira Tweti | Dec 28, 2010

For the last seven years, I’ve lived near the beach,  beside the Del Rey Lagoon in Playa del Rey, California. The lagoon is 1/4 mile long and about two blocks wide. The immediate area is salt water and fresh water from some of the last remaining wetlands in the US. Historically, there are over...

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Charlie Moores

Here, There, and Everywhere

Parrot Blogger: Charlie Moores | Apr 14, 2009

In mid-January, as part of the ‘Parrot Month’ theme on 10,000 Birds, my colleague Corey reviewed ‘Of Parrots and People: The Sometimes Funny, Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two Intelligent Species’ by Mira Tweti, a book - and a name - that none of the three of us at...

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Mira Tweti

Widowed Swan Soldiers On in Troubled Water - Los Angeles Times, 12/7/02

Parrot Blogger: Mira Tweti | Aug 10, 2007

By way of introducing this story... I know Rupert's not a parrot but he is an Australian bird, as far as that goes, equally beautiful and exotic,    And, he was quite exceptional as you'll see from the piece which, of all the things I've written is in the top three as a favorite. 

I wrote it...

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