The American Federation of Aviculture Convention 2009 ~ Houston TX August 5-8, Wednesday-SaturdayTheme: "Aviculture: Branching Out"Art work: The Blue-headed Pionus
The 2009 convention will be in Houston, Texas August 5-8, 2009 at the Hilton Houston North on Greenspoint Drive. The day trip will be to the Houston Zoo on Wednesday afternoon after the House of Delegates meeting. Below is a preliminary list of speakers. Others will be confirmed later this week.* * CEU credits for those desiring the same will be through RACE (Registry ofApproved Continuing Education www.aavsb.org/ .) * *For more information or to Register go to www.afabirds / http://www.afabirds.org
SUPER 8 raffle prizes, winning ticket drawn at banquet Saturday night:· $1,000 cash donated by Dr. Christopher Chinnici and Charlie the African Grey· Belize Retreat donated by Carolyn and John Carr· Blue-cheeked Amazon print donated by Gamini Ratnavira· San Francisco Getaway donated by Mary Ellen LePage· Parrot Bed Quilt donated by Ardith Raine, sewn and quilted by Sharon Garsee· Opal and Diamond Ring donated by Pat Chinnici· Nursery Hospital 2A Solid State Brooder donated by Joe Freed· Bow Front Cage donated by Super Pet* 1 lucky person will WIN A LAPTOP just for registering and attending! *Please read all details and rules at www.afabirdsClick on "2009 Convention" and see drop down menu for printable raffle tickets and speaker topics. Winner need not be present to win Super 8 items. Keynote Address: Ian Tizard, BVMS, Ph.D., ACVM
Speakers: · Sharman Hoppes, DVM, Ph.D.Sponsored by Texas A & M University Schubot Exotic Bird Health CenterUpdate on Proventricular Dilatation Disease Allergic Alveolitis
Darrel Styles, DVM, Ph.D.Socialization of the Parrot from Hatch Through Maturity The Physics of Feather Color Generation in Parrots and Basic Avian Genetics of Psittacine Color Mutations
Mark SargentPionus Parrots · Matt Baird The Galah in Aviculture Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos
Kshmir Csaky Easing the Transitions in Life of Captive Birds A Comparative Observation of Hyacinth Macaws in Captivity and in the Wild
Roger G. Sweeney Considering Avian Social Systems in Aviculture Behavioral Solutions in Aviculture Management
Jason Crean Whitebacked MousebirdsLineolated Parakeets
Rick Jordan Sponsored by International Conure Association Conures: World's Greatest Pet Bird and Breeder Bird
Dick Schroeder The Hornbills
Bonnie Zimmerman Sponsored by Indonesian Parrot Project Project Abbotti - Conserving the World's Rarest Cockatoo
Chris Biro Sponsored by International Conure Association Importance of Flight and the Freeflying Lifestyle
Marshall Liger Practicing Safe Avian Restraint and Proper Grooming
Donald Brightsmith, Ph.D.Sponsored by Texas A & M University Schubot Exotic Bird Health CenterPsittacine Nutrition Research: Tambopata to Texas and Beyond Macaw and Parrot Ecology and Conservation Research in South America
Caroline Efstathion Structure and Function of the Avian Respiratory System
Tony PittmanThe Slender-billed Conure in the Wild and in the Aviary
Robert R. GabelU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Juan Cornejo Sponsored by Texas A & M University Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center Captive Breeding and Husbandry of the Horned Guan
Michael Dalton Passive Speech Research, Language and the Animal Mind
Ron Mazzoni A Practical Guide to Feeding Softbills
Bill Van Patten On Walkabout With Mike Fidler - the Gouldian Finch
Robin Shewokis Sponsored by The Bird Endowment Do Breeder Birds Benefit from Enrichment?
Jean Dubach, Ph.D. Sponsored by The Avicultural Society of Chicagoland Who's My Daddy? How Genetic Analysis Can Answer Basic Questions
Adrianne Mock Branching Out--Birds in the Classroom, at the Fair and at the Park
Greg E. Poulain Adoption Protocol for the Rehoming of Companion Birds
Laurie Baker No Bad Birds: Birds Instincts vs. Human Interpretation
Cheryl BurnsBird Folk Basics--Websites
Friday, March 27, 2009
Get a real bird's eye view of birds with this live cam of an eagle nest.
We view eagles as magnificent birds and as our nation's symbol of freedom, we admire their great strength and power. Most of us however will never get close to an eagle's nest, but thanks to technologoy you can now safely see inside an eagle's nest.
As of this writing this particular pair of eagles has three eggs in its nest. The size of the nest is huge and watching the parents take care of their babies is awesome. It has probably taken them several years to get their nest this size.
What a great site to share with your children too. They will love watching the eagles and reading some of the information on the site to learn more about eagles.
The Webcam is only available during daylight and it can take several minutes to load on your computer depending on your Internet connection. Be patient. Also, don't be suprised if you get several popups as the site loads.