Club meets the second
Tuesday of the month, March through December. There is social time from
7-7:30pm, followed by the business meeting, and then the programs.
There is a $3 suggested donation to all Parrot Club monthly programs for
||The Parrot Club welcomes veterinarian Dr. Marc Valitutto. Dr. Valitutto will be speaking about a variety of clinical cases typically encountered in a zoological setting. He will also discuss some of the research he is publishing about zoo and avian veterinary medicine.
Dr. Valitutto is the general curator and veterinarian for the Staten Island Zoo. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania veterinary school, and did his residency training at the Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium). After WCS, he worked briefly as the head veterinarian for the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, which is a 3500 acre park dedicated to propagating endangered species, including various cranes, cheetahs, maned wolves, and Przewalski's horses. He has been at the Staten Island Zoo for about a year now, and is also the consulting veterinarian for Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy based in Litchfield, CT. Dr. Valitutto was recently seen on the Today Show with C.C., the adorable sloth!
||Susan Chamberlain, former president LIPS - History of Bird Talk
||Dr. Kristin Sinclair - geriatric bird care
||Kevin Burgio - wild monk parakeet studies
||Lanette Raymond, president LIPS - social/health benefits of
Email Donna to be
kept informed as to what's going on in the effort or wish to
help in the effort, form a neighborhood watch or perhaps
volunteer your property as a sanctuary for these innocent
victims. We are in need of property owners in the area where the
birds nest, to allow alternative nest platforms to be erected on