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PsittaScene Magazine

PsittaScene is the quarterly magazine published by the World Parrot Trust. Members receive a printed copy delivered as part of their subscription by post, and we make an electronic version available online.

Each issue has regular updates on the work being carried out by the WPT, along with reports from the field. The magazine also covers topics relating to bird behaviour in captivity, helping parrot owners to understand their complex companions.

In each issue you will find:

  • Stunning never-seen-before images
  • Exciting field updates about wild parrots
  • Interviews with the biologists, veterinarians and world class avian care specialists
  • Important parrot news from around the world
  • Inspirational travel ideas, and much more...

When you join the WPT you will receive a new issue via postal mail quarterly, and gain access to more than 30 years of archives online.

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Past Issues

PsittaScene Winter 2021

Winter 2021

Volume 33.4 (no. 129)

  • A Message From the Editor: Desi Milpacher
  • Finding Calm Amid the Chaos: Belize Bird Rescue
  • Congo Journey: Working together to give Grey Parrots a second chance in the DRC
  • The Birds and The Bees: Monitoring the Yellow-shouldered Amazon (2021 breeding season)
  • A Demographer’s Adventures in the Field: The challenge of missing data in parrot demography
  • Caught in the Web: Untangling Social Media and the Illegal Parrot Trade
  • Zoo Conservation Partner Spotlight: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
  • Parrots in the Wild: Scarlet Macaws

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PsittaScene Autumn 2021

Autumn 2021

Volume 33.3 (no. 128)

  • A Message From the Operations Director: Steve Milpacher
  • Blue-throated Macaw: The hope of two chicks for the conservation of Gran Mojos
  • Zoo Partner Conservation Spotlight: Tracy Aviary & Botanical Garden
  • Malawi: The lovebird journey continues
  • Parrots & Music: Dancing Cockatoos, Enrichment and Research
  • An Encounter with the Kea
  • Parrots in the Wild: Australian King Parrot

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PsittaScene Summer 2021

Summer 2021

Volume 33.2 (no. 127)

  • Message from the Executive Director: Jamie Gilardi
  • Grey Parrots Fly Free: Patience pays off in the Congo
  • Cacti and Parrots: Working with the Yellow-shouldered Amazons of Bonaire
  • Until They Can Fly Free Again: Parrot Rehabilitation in Brazil
  • Notes on... Parrot Nests
  • A Feast for the Senses, Part 2: Touch and Taste Enrichment
  • Parrots in the Wild: Black-winged Lovebird

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PsittaScene Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Volume 33.1 (no. 126)

  • Message from the Chairperson: Alison Hales
  • Love is in the Air! Lovebirds: WPT research will help protect the smallest of Africa's parrots
  • A Feast for the Senses: Different ways to enrich parrots' lives
  • The Curious Sex Lives of Vasa Parrots
  • Zoo Conservation Partner Spotlight: Woburn Safari Park
  • Parrot Senses, Part 2: How psittacines connect with their surroundings
  • The Littlest Psittacines: Pygmy Parrots
  • Parrots in the Wild: Bourke's Parakeet

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