Local Researchers use Genetics to Help Threatened Amazon Parrots

As part of a wide-ranging conservation effort, a group of Oakland University (OU) researchers has been mapping the DNA of Amazon parrot species from the Caribbean.  Yellow-Billed Jamaican Parrot The six species are native to the Yucatan Peninsula, in Central America, and the four Greater Antillean islands of Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico. The island species are all under threat, particularly the Puerto Rican Parrot, which has been classified as “critically endangered” and … [Read more...]

Missing Rochester Hills Blue and Gold Macaw Parrot

Harley went missing on May 29, 2020, near Adams and Tienken Roads. He was last seen at Stoney Creek Metropark. He will call out in the evening and them quiet down by sunset. UPDATE: Harley has been reunited with its owners. Check out the Lost and Found Birds in Michigan Facebook Page for more about Harley and other missing birds. … [Read more...]