NY Bird Club Events
Saturday, February 11th
1 - 4 pm
242 E. 53 St, New York, NY
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
The Real Macaw
NATURE takes you to the deepest
enclaves of the Amazon for a first-hand look at macaws.
Everyone loves macaws. Playful, intelligent, beautiful, they
are the stars of parrot parks and zoos, and the cherished pets
of devoted owners around the world. All of which makes them
prime targets for poachers, who can make enormous profits from
illegal sales of the birds. Thousands are smuggled from the
wild each year, and many die in the process.
In the forests of South America,
several species of macaw are severely endangered. But there
is hope on the horizon. Dr. Charlie Munn, a wealthy American
who is also a leading ornithologist and world expert onN
parrots, has begun a campaign to promote eco-tourism as a
means of saving the birds. Employing former poachers as conservationists,
and providing locals with the means to start and maintain
a trade in tourism instead of smuggling, he’s betting
that instead of buying birds, their fans will pay to see
them in the wild.
NATURE’s THE REAL MACAW offers
bird lovers the rare opportunity to enjoy these beautiful
birds in their natural habitats rather than in pet stores
Frank G. Robertson, Parrot Fancier
Speaking Presentation - Feather Destructive Behavior
Food foraging and physical activity to prevent Feather Destructive
Behavior in companion parrots.
Finches & Canaries Workshop
Sponsored by the NY Companion Bird Club
Info: 212.987.8299; firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission: Free for Members
Please visit www.manhattanbirdclub.com for events.