The Parrot Adoption and Education Center in Cleveland has a conference coming up in September that you don’t want to miss. On Sunday, September 9th, they’ll be hosting a conference featuring Pamela Clark, Kris Porter, and Donald Brightsmith. They are having a silent auction and raffle as well as lunch. If I didn’t have prior commitments, I’d be there in a flash.

Here is the skinny:

Date:       Sunday, September 9th

Time:       8:30am – 4:30pm

Location: Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel

  5300 Riverside Drive

  Cleveland, Ohio  44135

This should be a wonderful conference! All three of the speakers are terrific with lots to share and much to teach:

Parrot Conservation and the Tambopata Macaw Project
Don Brightsmith PhD, director of The Tambopata Macaw Project (TMP) since 1999, has in the last 13 years taken the project from strength to strength and published a host of pioneering papers on various aspects of macaw breeding, reintroducing parrots to the wild and clay lick ecology. He has also been on hand to lead, teach and inspire scores of Peruvian and international students and volunteers.

Parrot Nutrition
A discussion on parrot nutrition research done at the Schubot Center, Texas A&M University.

The Making of a Parrot Companion

Pamela Clark, CVT is a well-known author, speaker and parrot behavior consultant. This presentation takes a look at important considerations for adopting a parrot and gives a clear blueprint for living successfully with that parrot. She discusses how to set up the ideal environment and then es- tablish the most appropriate social relationships to ensure the quality of life for both the parrot and the caregiver, thus, avoiding future problems. This is Pam’s fourth visit to PEAC-Cleveland.

Successful Creative Foraging Ideas
Providing foraging activities for your parrot will help alle- viate boredom and provide him with a significant amount of physical and mental stimulation. Kris Porter will show you how to make your own bird toys with an emphasis on including foraging opportunities in the toys you make. She will include ideas for foraging toys and/or activities that can easily be incorporated into the daily routine of a busy parrot owner on a budget. Every attendee will leave with a kit to make their own parrot toy.

Cleland PEAC also has one hell of a featured raffle going on at this event:

“PEAC-Cleveland is excited to announce a fundraising effort for the Tambopata Macaw Project in Peru. Rainforest Expeditions has generously donated a fantastic eco-adventure of a lifetime to the Tambopata Research Center in Peru and this is
your chance to win this amazing prize while also supporting birds in the wild. Two lucky guests will stay for 7 days and 6 nights in one of Rainforest Expeditions’ finest lodges and experience the many mammals, birds and amphibians of the area. (Airfare to Peru not included). Anyone can have the opportunity win this great stay at Tambopata while supporting the conservation efforts of The Tambopata Macaw Project!”

Click here to purchase tickets: Tambopata. Peru

Tickets are $10 each and the winning ticket will be drawn on September 9, 2012 at the PEAC Conference 2012 in Cleveland. Winner does not need to be present to win. This trip is valued at $3500. All meals and river transportation are included; air transportation is the responsibility of the winner.

For more information and registration just click here:

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