Texas A&M Researchers Apply Free-Flight Training To Parrot Conservation

A training technique that has been practiced by parrot owners for decades is now being applied to establishing new bird flocks in the wild. While many parrot owners clip their birds’ wings to reduce their flight abilities, free-flight involves training an intact parrot to come when called, follow basic commands, recognize natural dangers, and otherwise […]

Texas A&M Researchers Develop New Method For Improving Macaw Chick Survival

An overwhelmingly successful chick fostering experiment conducted by the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) The Macaw Society will greatly improve the number of scarlet macaw chicks that survive and fledge (fly away) from their nests each year. Dr. Gabriela Vigo-Trauco, a CVMBS postdoctoral research associate and co-director of The Macaw […]

Texas A&M Researchers’ New System For Tracking Macaws Emphasizes Species’ Conservation Needs

New data on macaw movements gathered by the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) The Macaw Society has the potential to greatly improve conservation strategies for the scarlet macaw, as well as similar species of large parrots. While the overall conservation status of the scarlet macaw is listed as “least concern” […]

Texas A&M Research Team Receives USDA Grant To Develop Innovative Wildlife Monitoring System

A research team led by the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) has been awarded a Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a new artificial intelligence-based wildlife monitoring system. The Conservation Innovation Grant program, under the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, supports the development of […]

Texas A&M Researchers Examine How Video Games Can Improve Bird Health

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Playing video games has been a favorite pastime of young and old alike, and now the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is investigating the benefits of video games on an unconventional gamer-birds. Researchers at the CVM’s Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center are in the process of […]

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