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2023

SAT, JAN 28, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, FEB 7, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM

SAT, FEB 25, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, MAR 7, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM

SAT, MAR 25, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, APR 4, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM

SAT, APR 22, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, MAY 2, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM

SAT, MAY 13, 2023
(tentative)
"Reading Rendezvous" on the Loussac Library lawn 12-4pm

SAT, MAY 27, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, JUN 6, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM

SAT, JUN 17, 2023
Bird Club Picnic, Abbott Park, 11AM-3PM
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SAT, JUN 24, 2023
Board Meeting

TUE, JUL 4, 2023
NO EDUCATIONAL MEETING UNTIL AUGUST 1

SAT, JUL 22, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, AUG 1, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM

SAT, AUG 26, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, SEP 5, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM

SAT, SEP 23, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, OCT 3, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM

SAT, OCT 28, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, NOV 7, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM

SAT, NOV 25, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, DEC 5, 2023
Holiday Potluck AND Board Elections

SAT, DEC 23, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

2024

TUE, JAN 2, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM

SAT, JAN 27, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM


 

Bird of the Month: March 2009
Kai
Archive


Kai!

Kai - A Very Sociable Macaw
By Susanne K

Kai is a Blue and Gold macaw (Ara ararauna). Their habitat in the wild stretches from the far east of Panama, Columbia, Ecuador and Brazil. They live in forested and swampy areas. Unlike some of the other macaws, Blue and Golds are not considered to be endangered in the wild at this time. They range from 900 to 1200 grams. That's about 2 to 3 lbs. With their long tails they can measure up to 36 inches long and have a wingspan of 41 to 44.5 inches.

Kai has been with me for almost 12 years. Kai had 3 homes before she joined me. Although she had been through some rough experiences she came to me as a very well adjusted, mellow bird. I don't know if the fact that she chose me had any bearing on her early behavior. She is for the most part very gentle and "relatively" quiet for a macaw. She is a very good eater and will try almost anything. I don't think I've ever met a macaw that isn't into food in general.


Kai in front of a map: where did I come from?

I believe Kai's special quality is her love of people. She loves to be held. One of her favorite activities is going for walks in the summer. She loves the attention she gets and certainly knows what a camera is. Given a choice of a super big, exciting toy to destroy or a human to sit on and interact with, Kai will take the human anytime. I have had many interactions with people asking about macaws and parrots in general out on our walks. It's a great opportunity to teach the general public about these types of pets and the responsibility of taking care of one.

Kai has a great sense of humor and loves people that laugh; she will laugh right along with them. She gets along with other birds and dogs very well. Her vocabulary is fairly extensive; she just seems to keep learning. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. She loves the kids in their costumes and takes great delight in laughing and talking to them.

 

 

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