- Lost parrot found driving tractor: http://swns.com/news/farmers-stunned-finding-lost-parrot-started-steerin... Apparently it paid off to watch all those "Green Acres" reruns.
- “Very few species in the world have been so close to extinction like the Puerto Rican parrot,” says Leopoldo Miranda, assistant regional director USFWS. From 13 left in its worst days, there are now 400 Puerto Rican parrots in captivity. http://wapo.st/16UzN9W
- Sexually frustrated parrots: http://positively.com/2013/08/12/the-sexually-frustrated-parrot-a-man-ma...
- Black market greys fly the blue sky again: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0819-eggleston-parrots-free.html
- Are parrots the new dogs?: Foster Parrots of New England addresses the Crisis of Unwanted Parrots http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=addressing+the+case+of+unwa... http://www.fosterparrots.com/
- Help research that directs the conservation of parrot chicks. Check out Echo's latest volunteer research assistant position: http://www.environmentjobs.com/green-jobs/research-assistant.46649.htm
- Media matters: "Nature" airs a program detailing some not-so-fun aspects of parrot ownership on Nov. 13. http://www.thirteen.org/13pressroom/tca-tour/nature-parrot-confidential/ -- Boston car magnate Ernie Boch, Jr. touting the longevity of Toyotas in a radio commercial; mentions the lifespans of assorted animals, including sulphur crested cockatoos at 80.-- Recent Craigslist ad selling a "cocktail bird", but we suspect that rather than a drunk flyer, they meant a cockatiel.
- Psittacine cinema: Mango the cockatoo dances upside down, no less http://youtu.be/-D9AzDg9CSs -- Cookie the cockatoo's 80th Birthday Celebration. www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAQWdlYJcDo -- Amazon parrots Arguing like an old married couple ... www.youtube.com/watchv=a5fsWW7U774 -- Chocolate wonderfall cockatoo commercial www.youtube.com/watchv=e0Q6UjxzCug -- Smart parrot makes kittens a toy. www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R5iaONjXL8S EDITOR'S NOTE: As in the past, we strongly advise against mixing parrots with naturally predatory animals like dogs and cats. -- Backyard galah cam http://backyardgalahcam.com.au/ -- VW Golf V Parrot commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJbJ_3A4r_0Commercialwww.youtube.com
See more on http://danyrolux.blogspot.com -- Red African Grey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbvsaemHBHk -- Cockatoo meets an imposter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg7nidBpm5A -- Casper the Moluccan cockatoo dancing to Jeff Jarvis' "Honk". http://www.carbonated.tv/viral/viral/casper-the-moluccan-cockatoo-gets-d...
- Talking bird people talk: Patricia Sund reports on the American Federation for Aviculture and muses on some suggestions for the future: http://parrotnation.com/2013/08/23/down-the-rabbit-hole-at-the-afa-confe... -- Elephants are important to wild African greys. Go to Sally Blanchard's: https://companionparrotonline.com/GLOSSARY_E.html and scroll down to elephant. --Lara Joseph interviewed http://blog.parrotearth.com/blog/2013/08/20/chats-with-lara-joseph/
- Clubbin': Last year, 0ver 3,000 people passed by or stopped to ask questions about birds at last year's Mass Cage Bird Association's booth at the New England Pet Expo. http://www.newenglandpetexpo.com/ . AFA Reps in the New England area are invited to stop in and check it out. Also they allow a 15 minute presentation to the crowd. http://www.newenglandpetexpo.com/ -- Flapping Feathers of NJ monthly meeting Wed., 8/28 7:30 Land and Sea Diner and Restaurant 20-12 Fair Lawn Avenue Fair Lawn, NJ 201-794-7240 featuring door prizes of toys and food!
- Showtime: 8/24: Tour Lara Joseph's Animal Behavior Center.The tour, limited to 35, begins at 6 and lasts for about an hour and a half. Bring a camera and snap photos of the parrots flying. E-mail t TheAnimalBC@gmail.com. --8/25-25: Parrot Training Workshop with Barbara Heidenreich Fauna NYC 265 West 87th St., New York, NY-10- 212-877-2473 - email@example.com -- 8/25-28: 5th International Partners in Flight Conference and Conservation Workshop - Cliff Lodge atSnowbird, Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird, UT - 802-865-5202 - firstname.lastname@example.org -- Australia's answer to the American Federation for Aviculture conference, AVES started Thurs., 8/22. http://www.parrotconvention.com.au/
- Rescue me: An inside video look at a bird rescue organization http://globalnews.ca/video/742570/parrot-rescue-saves-abused-birds/ -- Feathered Sanctuary's
Alan Sipe had a great time with the Lancaster CARES group at That Fish Place/That Pet place last weekend and appears again Sat. 8/24 with some wonderful birdies from noon to 4:00.
- Lost: Blue and gold macaw. The bird flew off yesterday in the Wistow area of Leicestershire, England. If you live in the Wistow Garden Centre area please check out your garden, out house garage or trees. The bird is about 8 years old and his owner is distraught. Please contact 01530 263399
- Readin' material: Advertising deadline in Parrot EXPO Journal and resource Guide is this coming Saturday, August 24th! Full color, glossy stock and (touted as) cheep, cheep, cheep! Visit http://www.liparrotsociety.org/parrotexpo.htm for advertising and vendor details! -- Prefer to read Australian "BirdKeeper" magazine on your PC, MAC, iPad and Android devices How about an e-subscription? http://www.ilovemagazines.com.au/australian-birdkeeper-magazine.html
- News tips this week from: Sally Blanchard, Sioux-Elyn Is, Melissa Reome, Diane Dwyer, American Federation for Aviculture group email, Les Embrey, Kathy Heaton, Irena Schulz, Vicki Bullock, Bree Bird, Angela Cancilla Herschel, Yahoo News, Dennis Bohn.