From Poached to Protected – The Bonaire Parrot Saga

Staff from Echo and STINAPA rescued 100 baby prikichis (local parrots) from a poacher on Bonaire. They were unwearned babies in bad condition. Dr. Sam Williams and staff rescued the babies and took them to a special location on Bonaire setting up a nursery. Since that rescue Echo and volunteers from around the world and island have been working feverishly to feed the parrots. Since the rescue parrot expert Phobe Linden, a parrot expert from the US, flew in to assist. I was able to observe a morning feeding session.

Poaching is a serious problem. The population of endangered Yellow-Shouldered Amazon Parrots is in decline..* As a result The World Parrot Trust and World Nature Fonds has provided monies to suppor this rescue effort.

Your support is desperately needed. Please consider donating to www.razoo.com/story/savebonaireparrots

To learn more about Echo please click on http://www.echobonaire.org

I will begin assisting in the feeding this week. To be continued!

* some source notes from the Bonaire Reporter

The Food the Babies Need Desperately

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5 Responses to “From Poached to Protected – The Bonaire Parrot Saga”

  1. caribchakita Says:

    If you wish to donate food please email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details.

  2. Vince D Says:

    Annie..We’re bringing down several pounds of the parrot food first week in Aug. CU then..

  3. caribchakita Says:

    thanks Vince and Nina..wait ’til you see the little buggers..ADORABLE..do you need me to send a photo of the bag of food they are using?

  4. Vince D Says:

    Annie: We’ve already bought the Kaytee Exact. We’ll give it to you when we see you. ;>)

  5. caribchakita Says:

    wonderful..

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