Citron Crested Cockatoos in the Wild: The Last Stand

Citron Crested Cockatoos in the Wild: The Last Stand

Notes from the Field – July 2006 By Stewart Metz, MD Director, Indonesian Parrot Project/Project Bird Watch WHY IS IT IN DANGER? The Citron- crested or Sumba cockatoo (or, technically, Cacatua sulphurea citronocristata) is physically the largest subspecies of...

Free at Last!

Notes from the Field – Special Edition By Stewart Metz and Bonnie Zimmermann It’s 8:00 a.m. on a sunny Seram morning. There is electricity in the air and all eyes are on the habituation cage and the three Seram cockatoos. There are two blinds near the cage, one...
Evolution of Kembali Bebas

Evolution of Kembali Bebas

Notes from the Field: Issue 9 Disease in Wild Indonesian Cockatoos and Parrots by Stewart Metz, Director, Project Bird Watch When we talk about releasing cockatoos and parrots back into the Indonesian forest, the implication is that they will survive the return to the...

Adventure at Api Lima (Five Fires)

Notes from the Field: June 2005 By Bonnie Zimmermann It’s mid to late afternoon, deep in the rainforests of Seram. It’s hard to tell the time as the canopy above is so dense that it lets in little light, and what sky I can see is cloudy and grey. Using...
Three Parrot Rescue Operations in 7 Months, Giant Steps for PBW

Three Parrot Rescue Operations in 7 Months, Giant Steps for PBW

Notes from the Field: Issue 7 By Stewart Metz Confiscated Moluccans and Eclectus The members of PBW are very excited that our program to rescue and rehabilitate wild Indonesian cockatoos and parrots which have been seized from smugglers, has already taken three giant...

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