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World Parrot Trust - Staff

KIWA Centre – a remarkable achievement

Parrot Blogger: World Parrot Trust - Staff | Feb 16, 2024

Contributed by Rosemary Low

This story must act as a warning to breeders, especially those operating on a large scale. Ask yourself: what will happen to my birds when I can no longer care for them? It is irresponsible to expect someone else to deal with such a difficult situation. In a nightmare...

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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 300...

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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 10,000...

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