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Flight of the Macaw Podcast

Being a PhD student in wildlife science, I had the opportunity to provide fact-checking services KUOW’s wildlife podcast series, THE WILD. I was thrilled to be part of the team to bring you this exciting podcast about wild macaws! Please give it a listen!

There are only 350 scarlet macaws left in the wild in Belize. They face the threats of poaching and habitat loss. In this podcast, meet the passionate people determined to save these colorful birds.

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Sharing the JOY!

In a recent study published report in the journal Current Biology, researchers found that African grey parrots voluntarily helped a partner get a food reward by sharing food tokens. Later, scientists reversed birds’ roles to see if the recipient of this generosity would pay back those favors. And the birds did. In contrast, ravens and blue-headed macaws, shared very few tokens.

Read the original scientific journal article at:

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Free Webinar: An Overview of Parrot Reproduction

parrot reproduction webinar

Webinar: Where do Baby Parrots Come From? A Veterinary View of Avian Reproduction

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. PST

Whether you breed birds or have pet birds, it’s important to understand how a bird’s reproductive system works and to be aware of possible health concerns. In this webinar, Dr. Stephanie Lamb will discuss avian reproductive anatomy and physiology, as well as possible treatment strategies for related issues.

Register here:

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Free Seminars on Wild Parrot Trade

Recorded presentations are now available on YouTube:

We will post one talk per day, so stay tuned!

If you want to know more about what is happening in the Symposium and upcoming events, follow us:@libre_research


For those of you interested in wildlife trade issues there is an online symposium happening every Tuesday over the next four weeks (Jan 12th-Feb 2nd).


The role of Facebook in facilitating wildlife trade

International trade in live birds from West Africa