2007- The Year of the Blue Macaws


Symposium Info Speakers Registration Schedule

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Map & Directions


When:    Saturday and Sunday April 28 & 29,

                 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where:  UCLA - The University of California, Los Angeles.

                 The Covel Commons Conference Center                          

 What:    Focus on parrot conservation and field research

                Presentations on wild and companion parrots


Co-sponsored by:


Symposium Registration

Register for the Parrots International Symposium via the above link



Hotel Reservations

Hotel Angeleno, a boutique hotel adjacent to UCLA .

The Symposium rate is $149 prior to April 11th.

Morning and evening transfers to/from the Symposium are

provided by Parrots International.

Use the following link for reservations:

!!   Reserve your room at the special $149 rate  !!

(866) 264-3536

Nearby Attractions Include:

Los Angeles Int. Airport (LAX) - 11 miles

UCLA - 1 mile

The Getty Museum - 1 mile

Westwood - 2 miles

Beverly Hills - 5 miles

Santa Monica Promenade - 8 miles

Hollywood - 11 miles

Universal Studios - 14 miles


Click here for the Poster Presentation Session information

Our 2007 Speakers List Includes:


Dr. Mark Stafford, President, Parrots International

   (Parrots International projects)

Dr. Yara Barros PhD., Brazil

       (Spix's and Lear's Macaw conservation and

       Co-author of the Spix's Recovery Action Plan)

Carlos Bonillo-Ruz, Mexico

      (The Military Macaw Project)

Dr. Don Brightsmith, Peru

      (The Tambopata Research Project)

Dr. Nigel Collar PhD., UK, Birdlife International

      (Parrot Reintroductions)

Olivier Chassot, Costa Rica

      (The Great-Green Macaw Project)

Dr. Susan Friedman PhD., Utah State University

      (Parrot behaviorist)

Neiva Guedes, leader of Projeto Arara Azul, Brazil

       (The Hyacinth Macaw Project)

Bennett Hennessey of Armonia, Bolivia

      (Blue-throated Macaw Project)

Dr. Frank Lavac, DVM, Santa Monica, CA

      (Medical considerations in Parrot Reintroductions)

Rosemary Low, UK

      (Parrot expert and author)

Dr. Donald Merton, PhD., New Zealand

      (Kakapo Recovery Program)

Dr. Paul Salaman PhD., American Bird Conservancy, WDC

     (Threatened Parrots of Colombia)

Yves de Soye, ICUN, Belgium

      (The Blue Macaws)

Dr. Darrel Styles, DVM, PhD.,  US Department of Agriculture

      (The Avian Flu)

Dr. David Waugh, Ph.D. , Tenerife, Spain

       (Director, Loro Parque Foundation)



Links to last year's Symposium