Project Parakeet Watch
Dr. Emma Greig of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology tells us how average citizens can participate in a new study that seeks to explain the behavior of the Monk Parakeet, a South American species that is making its presence known in several of North America’s big cities. The bird has flown into the center a wildlife controversy because of the peculiar places it chooses for nests.
The Consequences of Keeping Parrots As Pets: They are among the world’s most popular companion animals, but there is discouraging evidence of serious problems resulting from keeping parrots as pets. And those who choose to do so may be contributing to a global wildlife crisis. Elizabeth Weinstein’s report examines this polarizing issue. Music:: “Maculele Marimba” by Uakti