red fronted macaw

7th of November 2013 – Question Time

As the breeding year draws to a close it that time of year when zoos are reviewing the year in terms of breeding successes and failures. Many species of zoo animal are critically endangered and breeding programmes are run by Studbooks to ensure regular breeding is ongoing to maintain populations,...

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25th October 2013 – Micro Chipping

This week we have been busy micro-chipping more of the birds. The birds that we have been micro-chipping are amongst some of the rarest species in captivity and as such each individual needs a form of identity. This can be in the form of a leg band or wing tag...

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Week 34 – Wonderful Windrush Wildlife

I'm very fortunate that whilst I'm working I can also indulge in one of my favourite past times, watching wildlife.  The site at Birdland is blessed with a variety of habitats with woodland, river and some open areas.  All this means that we have a variety of native flora and...

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