View Full Version : Update on the Poached Parrots

07-24-2011, 02:49 PM
I visited twice this week, once to do a photo shoot and story and today to feed for 3 hours. Phoebe Greene Linden, MA is overseeing the nursery Dr. Sam Williams (www.echobonaire.org) is overall in charge of this humane rescue effort. It's a sight to behold.

At this time no more food is needed. Those bringing down food will finalize that request. 35 cc plastic syringes are desperately needed. The ones in stock are old now and very hard to plunge thus creating a very arduous painful 3 hour feeding for the volunteers. Please contact me for details on what Echo needs. I posted a photo on my blog and my Facebook page.

This is a VERY worthwhile effort. ECHO needs your help so if you can donate, please do: www.echobonaire.org

07-24-2011, 03:24 PM
At this time no more food is needed. Those bringing down food will finalize that request.

Hi Annie.. We're leaving on the Fri red eye & have about a kilo of the stuff. I assume you still want us to take it down?

07-24-2011, 03:39 PM
Yes Vince..your delivery is very much needed but no shipment to AMCAR is needed as it will arrive in two weeks when the babies will be on to the next type of food. MUCH appreciation Vince.

07-24-2011, 06:28 PM
Oakie Doakie :):):):):)

Denise Johnston
07-25-2011, 12:56 AM
We are also coming down on the Friday red eye and had planned to bring about a kilo down as well. I am having trouble locating it in my area (seems to be sold out for some reason) but am going to try a Wild Birds store tomorrow. Based on this posting, is the food still needed?

07-26-2011, 11:39 AM
Denise, no if you have not bought any, don't. Can you locate easily the syringes on my blog? Or I can email you a photo. They are 35 cc plastic plunger type with a plastic tip easy to feed...the old ones we are using are hard to plunge and after 3-6 hours of feeding a few volunteers are suffering carpal tunnel type complaints. My wrist is still sore from Sunday's 3 hour feeding so can only imagine how the others feel...

Denise Johnston
07-26-2011, 04:10 PM
I haven't bought the food yet so I won't but I have been calling around to find the syringes. They are available on Amazon but cannot arrive before we leave. I found a feed store that has about 20 of them so I will for sure get those. I'm not sure how many you need but if I can locate more before I leave, I will. Where do I take them once we get there?


07-27-2011, 03:07 PM
Who was the jerk that tried smuggling these parrots out of Bonaire?
It is hard to believe knowing how many parrots (or at least the lucky ones) end up at rescues that there is (still) a "market" for wild caught birds.
It makes me sick.
I will be heading down to Bonaire in the fall. Where or who do I contact to see if help is still needed by the time I get down there?
I have hand-raised cockatiels.

07-28-2011, 02:42 PM
Atlantis, please contact Dr. Sam Williams at www.echobonaire.org

I love Sid..he is the smallest Lora. All the bigger guys circle him to protect him and keep him safe and warm..it is endearing..I left him today a happy boy after Phoebe fed him..he is a lovey boy as all the furkids are...a great effort..

07-28-2011, 04:09 PM
I did email echobonaire.org but I have not got a response , yet.
I am assuming they are straight out busy caring for all those birds.
I do hope to help out when I get to Bonaire in the fall. I do have experience in hand-feeding baby cockatiels.
I used to see those yellow -fronted amazons in Belnam in the early morning in the hibiscus trees until the contractors tore the trees down to make way for new vacation homes.

Denise Johnston
08-01-2011, 01:18 PM

We are on Bonaire now and have syringes to take to Echo Bonaire. We have tried to reach Sam but have had trouble. We are staying at Den Laman. Can you tell us where to take these? We know they will be there feeding between 5 and 7 each night.


08-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Hi Denise, do you know Jong Bonaire? If so go into courtyard turn LEFT past kitchen and the last door on the left/corner is the aviary room.


Call me with questions 786 3134

08-02-2011, 08:43 AM
Are you in Bonaire now?
If so, how is the progress with the parrots?
I've sent letters to Bird Talk magazine, one to BOAF (NH bird club) and I've been posting on my blog about the parrots in Bonaire.
I've had no success getting a hold of Sam either. I will try again later before I go to Bonaire.

08-02-2011, 08:49 AM
I am in Bonaire. I fed the parrots last Thur. They are doing great. Sid, the baby is my favorite..Phoebe and her team of volunteers are great. Sam is super busy as you can imagine. It's a wonderful effort.

08-02-2011, 08:49 AM
BTW where is Jong Bonaire?

08-02-2011, 08:58 AM
Jong Bonaire is tucked behind some buildings..If you go to TELBO and head towards the church, take a right at the Chinese Restaurant and lottery shop. It's in back.

08-02-2011, 01:09 PM
look for the Tiara Air Building It is after that you will find the Jong Bonaire parking lot...Just go in and take a left past the snak bar. The last door on the left...Don't wear white if you intend to feed the birds..Poop stains..

08-08-2011, 09:24 AM
I just checked the echobonaire site and it looks like they found another confiscated baby parrot? What is going on? Where did they find the baby?

08-08-2011, 10:09 AM
It shows that STINAPA is doing their job. I will call and find out the details.

08-15-2011, 03:05 PM
Any updates on how, who and why trapped the latest baby parrot?

10-04-2011, 02:10 PM
Has anybody been to Bonaire recently (a month or so) to see how the situation with the parrots is progressing? I tried emailing Sam of echobonaire but no response. I am guessing he might not have much access to a computer.

11-04-2011, 09:03 AM
I made it down to Bonaire and met with "Sam" and "Jon the vet".
These two guys are doing a remarkable job with the remaining 50 or so parrot and parakeets. Please visit http://www.echobonaire.org/Echo/Parrots.html to support this ongoing project!

11-04-2011, 10:51 AM
Fixed your link and here it is bigger.

http://www.echobonaire.org/Echo/Parrots.html (http://www.echobonaire.org/Echo/Parrots.html)

11-13-2011, 09:19 AM
There is a humorous and interesting update on the parrots in the latest issue of the paper. Lots of good news!