my new book is out: the 10 best things you can do for your bird

The 10 Best Things You Can Do For Your bird is now available for Kindle through Amazon. It’s a handy-dandy roundup of 28 of my previously published articles in BIRD TALK and BIRDS USA, including 8 surveys of more than 200 Bird Talk readers to give you real information on real birds owned by real people. I think a lot of you will get a kick out of it. If you’re one of the people mentioned in the book, I’d be thrilled if you stopped by and left a comment on the book page at Amazon. Heck, I’d be thrilled if you just hit the “like” button there. Every little bit helps to get the word out for how to provide great care for our pets, right?

Update: Now it’s available for Nook through Barnes & Noble by clicking right here.

I welcome all donations for bird food, toys, and supplies. Even $1 buys several servings of mixed vegetables for my Conures. Thanks in advance!


welcome to the wild and wonderful world of the peachfront



I’ve trained these birds, I’ve bred these birds, I’ve lived with these birds…and now I’ve traveled to Bolivia to observe these birds in the wild. These birds have been my muse for over 30 years, inspiring me to write for publication, including several books for T.F.H. Publication and many magazine articles for BIRD TALK. Only the Peachfront Conure could get me up in a Cessna or up on a horse…well, maybe a Peachfront Conure and the promise of wild Hyacinth Macaws! And now they’ve inspired a blog.