Phoenix Beakin'                                  February 2016

Dr. Costanzo from SEAVS
February Events
   February 6th: Millersville, MD
       Sharon Pfeiffer: A Parrot's Point of View
   February 13th: Springfield, VA
        Dr. Greg Costanzo: Feather Picking, The Naked Truth
   February 20th: Alexander, NC
       Behavior Workshop, The ABCs of Behavior
   February 27th: Fairfax, VA
       John Kerns, No Place Like Home

Wellness Retreat, The Nature of Parrots
April 30-May 1 in Asheville, NC 
$119 until March 2nd, Increase to $139 thereafter
A weekend of amazing learning and fun with extraordinaryguest speakers to include: avian veterinarians Scott Stahl, Susan Orosz, Scott Echols, Robert Ness, Frank Rutowski, and Laurel Degernes; as well as Rosemary Low from England, Eb Cravens from Hawaii, Adam Patterson and Einstein the African grey from the Knoxville Zoo, Deb White from Super Bird Toys and Luiz Filho Palvo from Brazil!   More information and Register Here!!

BITES BE GONE!  SOLUTIONS FOR A COMMON AND PAINFUL PROBLEM
If biting is common in your home, it doesn't have to be that way. Biting is a behavior, and like all behavior, it has a function, a reason for happening. The biting behavior persists because it allows the bird access to something he wants or allows him to avoid something he doesn't want. Bites serve a purpose to the parrot. Examine what that purpose is, and make changes based on that.  

BOLIVIA and BRAZIL ECOTOURS 
2016 Phoenix Landing Wild Parrot Excursions 
There are no words to describe adequately what it's like to see parrots in the wild -- flying, nesting, playing, eating, skirmishing, feeding their mates or chicks, and interacting with other parrots or animals.  In 2012, we watched parent hyacinths teach a young fledgling how to fly and open the bocaiuva nut.  In 2014, we watched a greenwing macaw throw a young vulture to the bottom of a sinkhole.  Who knows what adventures await us in 2016!
Click here to learn more about the June 2016 trip to Bolivia ($4,499 per person)
More information about the September 2016 trip to Brazil coming soon


STORMY & SPECKLES, 8, cockatiels
ADOPTABLE BIRDS  Please Consider Adoption!
2,555 Birds Helped To-Date, 104 Currently In Foster
145 Others Still Waiting for Our Help 
Phoenix Landing is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization. It was established to promote and protect the welfare of parrots through adoption, education and conservation. Almost every bird, from the smallest to the largest, from the most loved to the most neglected, will need a new home someday. Probably a succession of homes. People's lives change, often unexpectedly. One day your bird may need a good new home too. Click here to find our application and learn more about our adoption program  
FRUIT LOOP, 8, Jenday conure
SAMANTHA, 13, female severe macaw
CHICO, 36, blue front Amazon, 1 eye
FLASH, 15, Senegal (sex unknown)
PICKLES, Quaker (age/sex unknown)
NEON, 16, Solomon Island Eclectus




Our Wish List
* For the The Landing: unscented dishwasher tabs; quinoa; coconut oil; forever stamps; George's Aloe for our feather pickers; a radio for the adoption center; and a large white board for the education room
* Other ways to help: become a member; Avery name 8395 tags for the Wellness Retreat; be a sponsor for the Retreat; use our  for shopping (better than Amazon Smile!!); make a monthly pledge; or shop with us at helpingparrots.com.  Check out our new store look!
 

Debra and Pargo learning to target train
SKILLS TO EMPOWER PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND PARROTS  
"Step-Up" Workshops, 2016 Schedule
June 24-26 and August 12-14
November 11-13 (advanced)
Are you interested in hands-on training and more intense parrot care discussions? Our popular Step-Up workshops in Asheville, NC have now been scheduled for 2016.  These Workshops are designed to give people an abundance of information about parrot care, from behavior and health, to nutrition and enrichment. In addition to discussions and lectures, there are extended hands-on training sessions, cooking and the opportunity to discuss issues of specific importance to you.  Limited to 4 - 6 participants.    

       
The Phoenix Landing Foundation is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization.  
For more information go to www.PhoenixLanding.org 
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