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THE PHOENIX BEAKIN'        
July 2018
JULY EVENTS
July 14th
Springfield, VA
14th Annual Luau
July 21st
Fairfax, VA
A Parrot's Point of View
July 21st
Alexander, NC
Did You Know? A Gathering of Parrot Care Information
July 22nd
Jacksonville, FL
A Parrot's Point of View
July 29th
Cary, NC
The Contented Companion
More information about times and places at
14th Annual Luau ~ Springfield, VA
JULY 14th
10:00 - 12:00
7434 Bath St
Our annual adoption event is a great opportunity to meet different parrot species.  It is very important to do some homework before making a serious decision like adding a parrot to your family, so we encourage you to come meet a wide assortment of personalities and types. Many times birds and families will just "click."   It's also an opportunity to get together and make some new parrot friends!
Phoenix Landing Now in Jacksonville, FL
Sharon Pfeiffer, Dr. Rhoda Stevenson,
and wonderful new volunteers
Thanks to Sharon Pfeiffer, our new NE Florida Coordinator, and Rhoda Stevenson, DVM, Dipl ABVP Avian and Owner of the Exotic Bird Hospital, Phoenix Landing has now launched adoption and education programs in the Jacksonville area. We look forward to helping more parrots!
Some of Our Many Adoptable Birds
Almost every bird will need more than one home. Sometimes it is because people have not taken time to understand how to live successfully with a parrot; but most often it is simply because our lives change. It's no ones fault, it's just what needs to happen. So it is really important that we promote adoption as a positive way to find a bird companion. To learn more about our process go to  phoenixlanding.org/adoption
HARLEY is a 7 year old harlequin macaw (blue and gold and greenwing hybrid). Like most macaws, she loves attention. She is fairly quiet and not a big screamer, as some macaws can be. Harley talks a bit, especially when she is alone. She will say, "Hi Harley", "Good girl", "Come here", and "Look!" Harley is a feather picker, but not for a medical reason. Many birds start to pick because of boredom, lack of enrichment, lack of space, or unhealthy food. Sometimes this can be turned around, but even if not, the spirit of the birds still shines through!
SAPPHIRE  is a 14 year old blue crown conure. Sh e is cautious of  fingers, a common reaction of many birds, especially if we are not attentive to their personal preferences. Sapphire has  been largely on a seed diet, so we would like to transition her to more whole foods and pellets for her long-term health.  She says some things like "Hello," "Whatcha doing?",  and "Really?"
Several  PARAKEETS  have recently come to us from a Maryland shelter, as well as large group of finches.   And this young parakeet, AZUL , is our first bird to be rehomed in Florida.  He was very young and sick, but is recovering well thanks to the Exotic Bird Hospital in Jacksonville and his foster family.
GRADY  is a very charming 25 year old Congo African Grey who will keep you entertained with his talking, whistles, and noises. He loves to whistle a good tune, and is especially fond of "Moon River" and the Andy Griffith Show theme song. If you ask him, he may even dance along with it and tap his feet! He loves greeting you with a cheerful "Good Morning" and will wave and say "Bye" as you're leaving. He'll ask for apples and cookies, which means he wants some kind of treat, whether it be an almond, grape, banana, or another one of his favorites. Grady enjoys hanging out at the top of his cage and is also very happy sitting on your hand while you're watching TV. He's currently molting and is plucking some feathers, so we're getting him back into the routine of being misted on a regular basis, which he enjoys.
Recent Articles of Interest
* Spix macaws to be reintroduced in the wild  click here and here 
Cockatoos as symbol of peace between Christians and Muslims in 13th Century click here
* Wild Amazons in the Rio Grande Valley:  click here
* Many parrots banned as pets in India, yay!   click here 
* Foraging is more satisfying  click here
* These are the dinosaurs that did not die -  BIRDS  click here
* Wild birds need "wingmen" click here
* Saving the beautiful Superb Parrot of Australia   click here
2018 Membership Program and Wish List
Join any time, benefits are good for one year thereafter. All memberships include a 2018 calendar and tax deductible donation. Higher levels include shopping discounts.   Your support helps the many parrots of Phoenix Landing. Click here to join; or  here   to buy only the calendar.

Wish List:   Banana chips (no sugar); quinoa; walnut halves or pieces; and a Keurig machine for our education room.