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February 2019
February 2nd
Springfield, VA
Setting the Cage Up for Action
February 9th
Jacksonville, FL
Skills To Empower People to Understand Parrots ("Step-Up") Mini-Workshop
February 9th
Frederick, MD
The Contented Companion
February 10th
Cary, NC
A Parrot's Point of View
February 16th
Alexander, NC
Lee Bolt, DVM
Foot Health
February 23rd
Fairfax, VA
A Parrot's Point of View
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There is always something new to learn to improve the lives of our parrots, from parakeets to macaws. As we start 2019 with some new upcoming events, we hope you'll join us often!
February 9th  9:00 AM -4:00 PM
We encourage you to build a positive long-term relationship with your bird. Need more training practice? This is a n all day workshop designed to give people an abundance of information about parrot care, especially behavior. Some people will be able to bring their birds. All of us can learn new things to improve our relationships with our parrots. F or more information about how to register, please go to
February 16th, Alexander, NC
Avian Foot and Leg Health
We often neglect our bird's legs and feet but they need our attention too. We can learn a lot about our bird's health from its feet, and this is especially true for birds that do not have the ability to fly or exercise adequately in our more confined environments. Dr. Bolt will give us some ideas for preventative care as well as how to cope with problems.
Springfield, VA
 Lauren Schmaltz
World Parrot Trust Director USA
We are really looking forward to hearing from the new WPT Director, and all the amazing projects underway.  We will also have a small auction to help raise some money for the Trust, specifically for their Africa programs. Please join us!! More info at:
2019 "Step-Up" Workshop Dates

Sometimes we think that a bird must learn to step onto our hands, but this may actually be the last thing we teach, as it requires the ultimate level of trust. However, there are many ways to have a positive relationship, and touching is not always the best or only approach. That's why our "Step-Up" workshops, which actually stands for " S kills T o E mpower P eople to U nderstand P arrots" can be very helpful.  
2019 workshop dates are: June 28-30 and August 23-25, and there is very limited space. This intensive 3-day event is designed to give people an abundance of information about parrot care,  from behavior and health, to nutrition and enrichment. In addition to lectures, there will be hands-on  training sessions, cooking classes, and time to discuss issues of specific importance to you. We will work with  the adoptable birds at the Phoenix Landing facility, so you can teach behavior, foraging and feeding new foods first-hand. All of us can learn new things to improve our relationships with our parrots. Anyone with parakeets to macaws will benefit!  More information at:
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 l earn more about our process go to
PEARL is a 3 year old male pineapple green cheek conure.  He used to live with two other conures and spent time hanging out with them on a play perch. He can be a little nippy in his cage (it is HIS house after all!), but once you empower him to come out on his own, he enjoys head scratches and spending time with people. He's still learning to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, this is a always a goal we should all strive to accomplish, good nutrition for a healthy, long life!
PIRATE  is a green cheeked Amazon (also known as a Mexican redhead or red crowned). He is of unknown age and was actually a breeder, although his former mate is no longer with us. Pirate LOVES his fresh foods, and his colors now radiate better health. Snap peas are often a favorite, which is so like his wild counterparts that relish eating pods. He is probably older or at least didn't have the most active past because his feet are a bit wobbly. But we give him a wide variety of perches, and he also flies with joy. His landing skills are improving. His body language says "don't try to touch me or pick me up" (not an uncommon preference for many birds) but he will happily hang out. He really enjoys other birds too, although we do not want him placed into a breeding situation again!
SCOOBY  I am a cute little 2 year old canary winged parakeet, with an adorable little name. I lost my first home because they had a baby and decided that babies and flight didn't go together, so I was getting stuck in my cage more often. I'm glad I get to fly again, because  zooming around for my exercise is the best!  It's not a problem for birds to change homes when the family finds it difficult for everyone to get what they need. Although it can often be worked out, it's much better to be where a bird can get its best life.
2019 Membership Program

Join any time, benefits are good for one year thereafter. All member ships include a 2019 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.
Our Wish List

Filing cabinets, 4 drawer letter size; event space in Maryland (know a church hall or community center?); transport help upon occasion, join our Volunteer Facebook page ( click here) where we post for help; become a 2019 Member;  chlorhexidine for cleaning at The Landing; unsulphured and unsweetened banana chips; coconut oil;  flax seed; 2-door wire travel carriers, Midwest is a good brand; and Kamut and quinoa grains. We also really appreciate your support by shopping with us at  or using our Amazon affiliate button ( click here or on our home page to find it).
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