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                               SEPTEMBER 2017
September 9th
Springfield, VA
Greg Costanzo, DVM
September 16th
Alexander, NC
Nourish to Flourish
September 23rd
Fairfax, VA
Did You Know? A Gathering of Parrot Care Information
September 22-24
Alexander, NC
Skills To Empower People to Understand Parrots Workshop (AKA "Step-Up").  By registration only
More info about times and places at
Hurricane Harvey
Having been on the front line helping birds during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we know what tragedy and trauma these disasters can bring, especially to birds left behind in homes.  We are hoping that people with companion parrots will be able to get back to their homes quickly or reunited with the birds in short order. If Phoenix Landing can help in any way, we will certainly try!
Our Wish List
Sponsors for travel for our event 
speakers, especially for the 2018 Wellness Retreat; copy paper; flax seed; quinoa; and dimmable 60W (not LED) light bulbs. And we really appreciate your support by shopping with us at

2018 Wellness Retreat  ~  May 5-6, 2018
Registration for our 4th Wellness Retreat in Asheville, NC. will begin in mid-September, and we'll let you know with a special email. Our guests next year will include Dr. Rowan Martin, Africa Program Director with the World Parrot Trust; Stephanie Edlund from Sweden; Dr. Jason Crean; and avian veterinarians in alphabetical order Drs. Bob Dahlhausen, Keven Flammer, Livio Galosi (from Italy), Susan Orosz, Giacomo Rossi (from Italy), Frank Rutowski, and Scott Stahl. 
We recommend making hotel reservations
as soon as possible for the best rates.  
Some of Our Many Adoptable Birds
2,765 birds have entered the Phoenix Landing adoption program since 2003, many of which have already been adopted more than once. Birds can live a long time and deserve to have a succession of good homes. There are 115 birds currently in foster as of now, and 133 birds officially waiting for our help.
Please consider adoption first! Here are just a few of our many adoptable birds. Learn more about our process:
ARGO and ECHO are female Timneh African greys, Argo is 21 years old, and Echo is 27. They are like sisters, hanging out upon occasion, but generally going about their day independently.  If you've been to an event at The Landing in NC, then you've met Argo and Echo, because they've been here from the start. Here is the problem, we have let them fly freely throughout the adoption center, with various landing spots. They don't even have cages anymore, but they are very savvy about other birds. So they have had a hard time finding a home where they can maintain this important ability to fly, and have as much freedom as possible. This type of setup is great for the mental and physical health of birds, but hard to provide in captivity, especially in our homes.  Argo and Echo are both great eaters, exceptional at training, and if they trust you they will give beak kisses. They are not interested in being on your hand, but they are fun, entertaining, and really appreciate your verbal attention. It's way past time for Argo and Echo to find their next home, preferably together, and they definitely deserve to maintain their flight skills.  Can you provide some degree of flight and freedom?
SiRIUS  is an orange wing Amazon, possibly wild caught. We don't know an age for Sirius, because he came to us via a Maryland shelter. 
Siblings  RICKY and LUCY  are 11 year old blue and gold macaws. All three birds have been in the same Maryland foster home for a long time now, and we'd really like to see them each land in a more permanent home for the next few years of their long lives.  
MAX  is a 20 year old severe macaw and SIDNEY  a 21 year old severe macaw. Both came from relinquishers who had ill health, so the birds were stuck in their cages for the last few years. They are currently sharing the same foster home and enjoying more freedom, which they greatly appreciate. Both are great eaters of healthy foods, and enjoy a good time. Little macaws are just big macaws in small bodies!
COCO   a.k.a. Cocoa Puff is a Senegal of undetermined age. She is probably older because she was subjected to the cruel practice of "pinioning," cutting off a part of the wing of a baby bird at the first joint.  A side effect of this practice is that the primary feathers on the wings do not come in so the bird can never fly. However, Coco is acrobatic and loves to crawl across and hang from the ceiling of her cage.  Can you open your heart and home to a special-needs bird?  She will reward you with the cutest little whistles and peeps.  
We still have a large group of cockatiels from the Pennsylvania home that started with a handful of cockatiels and in short order became 167 birds in pretty horrid conditions.  We could only help 36 of them at the time, and 20 are still waiting for their next homes. These cuties  are on the path towards better health, space, and deserve all the time they need to develop potential future trust with humans, or just be happy being birds in a good environment. We highly recommend that cockatiels live with at least one other cockatiel because they really appreciate each other's company. However, they need to be the   same gender, to avoid any  future breeding.   
Recent Articles of Interest
* Heroic African grey parrot nabs dangerous criminal, click here
* More about why parrots eat dirt from Dr. Brightsmith, click here, and here
* Mexican parrots in danger, click here
* Rainbow lorikeets might eat animal flesh? Click here
* Last ditch efforts to save the beautiful orange-bellied parrot, click here
* How about a working vacation in Belize as a field assistant researching the blue-throated macaw? Click here  Or the Ara Project?   click here
* Feral ringneck parakeets of Battersea, London, click here
* Double yellow headed Amazon sings in the dark, click here
* New Kea enclosure in New Zealand, click here
* Birds are flying into oblivion, click here
* Hungry parrots slide down poles at the Adelaide zoo, click here
* Athena's antics inside Dr. Pepperberg's lab, click here
* Tracking animals through radio telemetry, click here
* Drawing attention to the endangered western ground parrot, click here