Free Parrots Home / Contact 
Search
submit news and info | web resources | past polls | calendar | advanced search | site statistics | Sound and Video |
 Welcome to Free ParrotsSunday, August 09 2020 @ 09:18 AM UTC 
Amazon Expedition Travel ?
Guyana Expedition Travel

Topics
Home
Travel (9/0)
General News (75/5)
Conservation (50/0)
Shelters and Rescue (13/2)

User Functions
Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User

Browse All Stories
Browse All Stories

Video About Wild Parrots
click here to purchase

Help support this site!
Help support this site... your donations are needed to support research, conservation, and rescue efforts.


Project Guyana: Conservation through Ecotourism
Monday, May 15 2006 @ 07:46 PM UTC
Contributed by: Paul Brennan
Views: 10449
Travel by Paul Brennan

It is just before dawn in the Kanuku Mountains of Guyana, and the sun has not yet burned away the mist that gets caught with the night beneath the rainforest canopy. As several of the Macushi villagers stand by the creek hauling in fishing nets, a frightening shriek cuts through the undergrowth from just outside the camp, wrenching me from my sleep. Two of our guides, including Dexter, instinctively grab their bows and flashlights and race off towards the screams origin.

I stumble down the steps of my thatched-roof cabin as a faint lavender hue climbs its way across the morning sky. A flock of orange-wing amazon parrots streak over head in a flash of orange and green, announcing the new day in their typical chatter; a pair of macaws pass through, concealed in the thick foliage, their unmistakable raucous calls the only evidence of their presence. Soon the red-howler monkeys will be joining the morning chorus.

read more (3307 words)  Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Post a comment

Eco-tour to Rancho Los Ebanos;
Saturday, February 04 2006 @ 03:01 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 8349
Travel We're planning another trip to Rancho Los Ebanos, Tamaulipas, Mexico, where bird watching is awesome! Los Ebanos is a private ranch, five thousand acres on the Gulf of Mexico, just north of Tampico. There are three sympatric Amazon species, Amazona oratrix (Yellow-headed), Amazona autumnalis (Red-lored) and Amazona viridigenalis (Red-headed or Green-cheeked). Red-heads are endemic to a very small area and are highly endangered though fortunately, they are still doing well at this site. We will make two or three daily field tours to see amazons and other amazing flora and fauna of the Gulf Coast lowland forest including kingfishers, herons, cormorants, spoonbills and osprey on the lake and channel and many shorebirds on the coast. High on the list of many birders's 'desired to see' list are the Elegant trogon, Blue-crowned motmot, the Ferruginous pygmy owl, and Squirrel cuckoo, and we have gotten good views of several of them on most visits...

read more (410 words) 1 comments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Most Recent Post: 01/01 12:00AM by

Field Trip: Tropical Ecology and Conservation in the Rainforest of the Peruvian Amazon
Thursday, September 08 2005 @ 07:08 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 7031
Travel Join us!

Lesley University is offering the following trip, January 2-10, 2006 (open to all, college credit available):

CNSCI 2120 Field Experiences in Tropical Ecology: Tropical Ecology and Conservation in the Rainforest of the Peruvian Amazon

This exploration of tropical ecology will have us traveling deep into the Amazon rainforest of southeastern Peru. Professional scientists and local naturalist guides will lead us into uninhabited, species rich rainforest where bird watching and wildlife viewing possibilities are exceptional. Exploration and study excursions will include guided hikes, boat rides, biodiversity assessments and interactions with local people. And, in the Andean highlands, visit Cuzco and Machu Picchu to study and explore in the realm of the Incas!

Dr. David Morimoto: morimoto@lesley.edu Office: 617-349-8226

read more (61 words)  Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Post a comment

Parrot-watch Eco-tour to Rancho Los Ebanos, Mexico: October 2004
Wednesday, September 29 2004 @ 06:41 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 7083
Travel We're planning another trip to Rancho Los Ebanos, Tamaulipas, Mexico, where birding is awesome! Los Ebanos, a five thousand acre ranch on the Gulf of Mexico, is home to three sympatric Amazon species, Amazona oratrix (Yellow-headed), Amazona autumnalis (Red-lored) and Amazona viridiginalis (Red-headed or Green-cheeked).

read more (483 words) 1 comments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Most Recent Post: 01/01 12:00AM by

Seeing Scarlet - The search for Costa Rica's last macaws
Monday, April 05 2004 @ 12:50 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 6289
Travel They'd never seen a scarlet macaw except in a cage. So this best-selling author and her ornithologist husband decided to seek the magnificent bird in one of its last strongholds: Corcovado National Park.

By Barbara Kingsolver and Steven Hopp

read more...


1 comments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Most Recent Post: 01/01 12:00AM by

Urban Jungle: Lost in the Land of Parrots
Thursday, February 05 2004 @ 06:46 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 9144
Travel

Travels into the heart of a wild parrot metropolis left me with a feeling akin to what a parrot must feel when taken out of its world and into our own. Charlie the parrot was taken from a vast psittacine metropolis, to live in a NYC apartment; but he led me, a city kid, out of my urban jungle and into the verdant cities of his own.


read more (4029 words) 3 comments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version
Most Recent Post: 04/11 05:04PM by Anonymous

Who's Online
Guest Users: 7

Foster Parrots - Adoption and Conservation

Vote

How many years have you lived with a parrot?

0 - 1
1 - 2
2 - 5
5 - 10
10 - 20
20 - 30
30 -40
40 - 50
50 or more
never
Results
1830 votes | 0 comments

Vote

Where does your parrot's species live? (Cast an additional vote for each bird you live with)

Central America
South America
Caribbean
Africa
Asia
Australia
Oceania
Don't know...
Results
1289 votes | 3 comments

Adopt a Parrot ?

Current Parrot News
  • ‘We simply do not have the right to abandon wildlife’ - Times of India
  • Critically endangered swift parrot released after surviving 600km journey to Lord Howe Island - ABC News
  • ‘World’s most beautiful snails’ threatened by illegal trade - National Geographic
  • Western Ground Parrot: race to save rare West Australian bird species - PerthNow
  • Bushfires prompt translocation plan for near-extinct western ground parrot in WA - The New Daily
  • Registration, ownership certificate mandatory for rearing exotic birds, animals - Mathrubhumi English
  • Parrots collaborate with invisible partners - Science Daily
  • Spix's macaw returns to Brazil, but is overshadowed by controversy - Mongabay.com
  • Cheetah’s Sound on Being Cuddled Goes Viral: Trending Topics, Viral Videos & Funny Memes of The Day - LatestLY
  • Wildlife conservation in a time of pandemic - Phys.org
  • The Congo River Basin: Home of the deepest river in the world - Livescience.com
  • How the world's fattest parrot came back from the brink - The Guardian
  • Preserving Dead Parrots in Order to Save the Living - Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Translocation plan for near-extinct bird - Blue Mountains Gazette
  • Saving the African grey parrot: the battle to beat the pet smugglers - Financial Times
  • Hello From The Wild Side - TTG Asia
  • Wildlife trade in Mexico, conservation, and pandemics - Brookings Institution
  • Can tech save the kakapo, New Zealand's 'gorgeous, hilarious' parrot? - CNN
  • He's a 'foster parent' raising baby birds by hand, helping to save threatened species - CNA
  • Of every 10 parrots captured in Yucatan, 8 die in illegal marketplaces - Yucatán Expat Life
  • Giant Sunfish Develop from Tiny Larvae, Marine Biologists Say | Biology, Genetics - Sci-News.com
  • Numbers of critically endangered orange-bellied parrot soar from low 20s to more than 100 - The Guardian
  • Grey-breasted Parakeet recovers from three fledglings to a thousand - BirdLife International
  • 'Extinction is a choice’: Margaret Atwood on Tasmania's forests and saving the swift parrot - The Guardian
  • How the Scarlet Macaw Returned to Honduras | Science - Smithsonian.com
  • Loro Parque Foundation Saves 10 Species of Parrots From Total Extinction in the Wild - PRNewswire
  • 13 East Coast Vacations You Need to Take at Least Once - Reader's Digest
  • Endangered species have a fighting chance thanks to these Indy Prize nominees - IndyStar
  • African gray parrots, facts and photos - National Geographic
  • New Parrot Conservation Alliance Launched | surfbirds - Surfbirds News
  • No longer Endangered: the Echo Parakeet's 100-year recovery plan - BirdLife International
  • Florida grasshopper sparrow will probably go extinct. A conservation effort may be the last hope. - The Washington Post
  • Track a kākāpō? New Zealand's precious parrot under drone eye - The Guardian
  • Blue-throated macaw, facts and photos - National Geographic
  • Get wild with Animal Magic! - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
  • African Grey Parrots Help Each Other in Times of Need - Snopes.com
  • How humans killed off the only parrot native to the continental U.S. - National Geographic
  • Why Do Parrots Waste Most Of What You Feed Them? - Forbes
  • Polly share a cracker: Study finds grey parrots are good Samaritans - Mongabay.com
  • Hundreds of wild parrots are thriving in this Brazilian city - National Geographic
  • Activist slams illegal wildlife, pet trade: Stop the animal torture - Loop News Trinidad and Tobago
  • Rare Parrots Rebound In New Zealand And Australia - World Atlas
  • Parrots Make Predictions Based On Statistical Probabilities - Forbes
  • Veterinary Professionals Gained Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation Experience through Unique CE Program in Belize - Purdue Veterinary News
  • Real-life ‘Rio’: near-extinct macaws return to Brazil - INQUIRER.net
  • Are some parrots selfless? - Medical News Today
  • A Crucial Step Toward Preventing Wildlife-Related Pandemics - Scientific American
  • Science v poachers: how tech is transforming wildlife conservation - Financial Times
  • The dawn chorus that heralds fresh hope for New Zealand's wildlife - The Guardian
  • Wild and captive Blue-throated Macaws are genetically distinct - BirdGuides
  • To look after these birds is to 'fall in love' with them - Nature.com
  • Carolina parakeet: The high cost of empathy - CGTN
  • 'Don't let your cat outside': Q&A with author Peter Christie - Mongabay.com
  • World Sensation: The Spix's Macaw Is Back - Benzinga
  • How the wild parrots of San Diego arrived in America's Finest City - 10News
  • Action plan to save Bolivia's red-fronted macaw awaits its reboot - Mongabay.com
  • 12 Funny Wild Animal Pictures: A Comedy Wildlife Photography Award Preview - Forbes
  • SA-US breeding programme poses risk to wild birds - IOL
  • 10 Reasons Why Getting A Parrot Is Really Bad - World Atlas
  • New Zealand aims to save the ‘strangest parrot on Earth’ - The Washington Post
  • Escaped pet parrots are now naturalized in 23 US states, study finds - Science Daily
  • Has the Macaw Species from 'Rio' Movies Been Declared Extinct in the Wild? - Snopes.com
  • Grey and Timneh Parrots continue to dwindle in Africa's forests - BirdGuides
  • Cayman parrot amnesty ends - Cayman Compass
  • Legal and illegal trade negatively impacting survival and wellbeing of Africa's wildlife: Report - Mongabay.com
  • Global lockdowns spur worrying uptick in wildlife poaching | Daily Sabah - Daily Sabah
  • Psychic Numbing: Keeping Hope Alive in a World of Extinctions - Yale Environment 360
  • These blue macaws help grow the forest around them, a new study finds - Mongabay.com
  • Meet The Filipino Wildlife Conservationist Who Is Saving A Fast Vanishing Cockatoo - World Atlas
  • Crime Investigation Tool Reveals Origins Of UK’s Feral Parrots - Forbes
  • Parrot sanctuary is something to squawk about - Cayman Compass
  • Outrageous 'Tiger King' zoo owners say they help tigers. Conservation experts disagree. - Livescience.com
  • Covid-19 and wildlife trade bans - The Ecologist
  • To prevent the next pandemic and save species, focus on wildlife trade | TheHill - The Hill
  • Thinking Like A Parrot: How Do Parrots View The World? - Forbes
  • Conservation in the time of Coronavirus: a message from the CEO - BirdLife International
  • Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record - BBC News
  • African grey parrot outperforms children and college students - Harvard Gazette
  • A look back at some of the biggest bird conservation stories of 2019 - BirdLife International
  • Red List 2019: Guam Rail second bird to recover from extinction in wild - BirdLife International
  • COVID-19-led ban on wild meat could take protein off the table for millions of forest dwellers - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research
  • Treetop cameras capture first known video of a wild roloway monkey - Mongabay.com
  • From crisis to solutions for communities and African conservation (commentary) - Mongabay.com
  • Guam Rails Are No Longer Extinct in the Wild (Something Only One Other Bird Can Claim) - EcoWatch
  • Captive tigers in the US outnumber those in the wild. It's a problem. - National Geographic
  • Orange-bellied Parrot shows signs of recovery - BirdGuides
  • The secret call of the wild: how animals teach each other to survive - The Guardian
  • Humans Don't Have a Monopoly on Culture - Washington Monthly
  • Parrots trained to home-in for their survival - MPNEWS - Mornington Peninsula News
  • Wildlife wins: 7 good-news stories from 2019 - National Geographic
  • Deadly parrot virus found in native birds from Asia and Africa - Mongabay.com
  • CITES, the Treaty that Regulates Trade in International Wildlife, Is Not the Answer to Preventing Another Zoonotic Pandemic - Scientific American
  • Legal Poaching Is Threatening Miami's Wild Parrots - Miami New Times
  • New Parrot Gets New Reserve, Just in Time - Rainforest Trust
  • Genome technology to save Australia's unique biodiversity - News - The University of Sydney
  • Audio: Fred Swaniker on conservation as an economic growth opportunity for Africa - Mongabay.com
  • Parrots, Popular Pet Birds, Threatened by Illegal Trade - National Geographic
  • 'Nestbox revolution' for Critically Endangered parakeet - BirdGuides
  • Behold the Return of the Amazing New Zealand “Owl Parrot.” Look at It Dance! - Mother Jones
  • The Rich Meals That Keep Wild Animals on the Menu - The Atlantic

  • Wild Parrot Documentary