Parrot biologist Norlan Zambrana Morales climbing parrot nest trees

Climbing for Conservation Success

On a twin volcano island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, are a group of biologists supported by Lafeber Conservation who seek to cherish, study, and protect their parrots. Here is the latest update as the numbers of active nests they have discovered, and are protecting, is steadily climbing, as are they.

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Black-hooded parakeet

Paraguayan Macaws in Peril

I know we are so often overwhelmed with dire news – climate change, extinction, loss of biodiversity, and refugees. I am aware of how today’s post is just one another in a long stream about the difficult situations for our world parrots, this time in Paraguay. I do believe we need to start with reality – of their situation, and of their beauty. From there, we can do wonders.

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A Miskito woman taking care of the parrots of her land

Burning Commitment

The scarlet macaw is the color of fire, and it lights us up in joy, and fuels our commitment to preserve and cherish the beauty of this earth. Thank you macaws for giving us such a gift, and thanks to those who rescue them, and help the rescuers. Find out how others help, and you can too.

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National Bird Day 2013

National Bird Day 2013

Question:  What do you give a parrot who does not have even the basics of what they need to flourish? Answer:   A loving human being to adopt them and to bless their lives. In so doing, the humans that rescue and adopt birds are blessed with the tremendous gift of helping, caring, and loving.   […]

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Where the Wild Wings Are

Where the Wild Wings Are

In a few weeks a group of veterinarians and avian bird care givers will gather for a “Conservation and Welfare Symposium” at the start of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Avian Veterinarians in Louisville, Kentucky.  We are purposefully combining conservation with welfare because we believe that what we know about both populations of […]

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Honduras in the Red – Let it be by Scarlet Macaws and not by blood

My son, who grew up in Honduras, recently sent me an article that described the violence in Honduras as a “blood bath” due to gangs and narcotic drug traffic.  The article says Honduras tops the global rate of homicides, where in 2010 it recorded 82 homicides per 100,000, 11 times the world average. The article […]

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Conservation and Trans-species Relationships

Conservation and Trans-species Relationships: Welfare Insights from the Field

Seattle, Washington, USA:  August 11, 2011 I am currently reading “Jung and the Parrot: Facts,  Interpretations, and Connections“  by Phoebe Linden in the “Minding the Animal Psyche” (Spring, Volume 83, 2010).  She writes about relationships between humans and parrots in terms of trans-species psychology where humans and nonhuman animals are “kin under the skin.”  In […]

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Free Flight

Free Flight

I began documenting my current trip to Guatemala highlighting the human dimensions of avian conservation through the use of media. In two weeks I will be in Honduras doing similar work in parrot conservation, and there too a professional film company will be present with us during our field research. This film company will be […]

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