Madison Area Cagebird Association of Wisconsin
MACAW is dedicated in educating those interested or active in
aviculture; improving life for cagebirds; to help preserve threatened or
endangered birds in their native habitat through donations to their cause
and promotion of captive breeding programs; and advancing the health care
of cagebirds through support of avian research.
Every second Sunday of the Month (excluding June, July and August)
Educational Program Starts at 2:30 p.m.
Midvale Community Lutheran Church
4329 Tokay Boulevard, Madison, Wisconsin
Rooms 221-223 (second floor)
Feathered and unfeathered friends are welcome at our meetings.
Steve Fitzsimmons MACAW President email@example.com
Our website is at http://macaw.axisdata.com/index.html
2003 Schedule of Events
January 12th - Last Chance to Save the Great Green Macaw?
Scientists say we are losing species at an alarming and unprecedented
rate. A number of parrot and other bird species are also bound to become
casualties unless we act -- and fast. One of the parrot species in extreme
danger of becoming extinct is the Great Green Macaw, a majestic creature
whose habitats are in Costa Rica. The good news is that there are
organizations and individuals dedicated to the protection of this species.
On January 12th, we will have the pleasure of learning about the efforts
of Friends of the Great Green Macaw, a group based in Madison, that does
conservation work in Costa Rica. Aside from discussing behavior, habitat
and status of the Great Green Macaw, our presenter Bobbie Webster, will
explain other relevant topics, such as how her organization fits into
current conservation efforts. You can learn more about Friends of the
Great Green Macaw by visiting their website at http://www.greatgreenmacaw.org.
February 9th - Stanley Temple, PhD, of the UW-Madison Wildlife Ecology
Department. Visit him online at http://wildlife.wisc.edu/faculty/temple/temple.htm.
Topic: To be announced.
March 9th - Naya Brangenberg, of the UW-Madison Veterinary Medical
School. Topic: Research involving the endangered Kakapo parrot of New
April 13th - Allison Shreve and Maria Verbrugge, students at the
UW-Madison Veterinary Medical School, and this year's externship
recipients. Topics: To be announced.
May 3rd (Saturday) - Our seminar, which will be held at the Dane County
June 8th - Presenter or field trip.