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Karen McGovern

Karen McGovern

Back to the Future…The Mighty Red-browed Amazon

Mar 25, 2008

It's that special time of year-the weather is getting warmer, the days longer and the aviary is alive with activity.

For the past 20 years, the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation (RSCF) has been working with-among other species—Amazona rhodocorytha, the red-browed Amazon parrot.  Red-brows are...

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Karen McGovern

Vacations, Yard Sales, and Other Thoughts

Jun 20, 2007

Vacations are wonderful.  A time to re-charge, refresh and "get away from it all".  I just returned from a short but delightful stay in Northern Michigan enjoying sunshine, good food, family, friends, and freshwater swimming.  Coming from Florida, where I have lived for the past 15 years, the...

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Karen McGovern


Oct 10, 2006

It’s 3:00 am, and I’m feeding one of the rarest Amazon parrots in the world.  He’s tiny, nearly naked and could rest comfortably in the bowl of a teaspoon.  Perhaps it’s the lack of sleep on my part from feeding these newborn creatures every 90 minutes around the clock that causes me to ponder the...

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