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Jackson County Fair: Blue & Gold Macaw Waving Hi!

Jackson County Fair: Blue & Gold Macaw Waving Hi!
Another attraction at the county fair was a parrot show, and I knew it would be a lot of fun! It turned out to be much better than I expected and was centered around education. The birds in this show are able to fly at will, but stay because their owner, Chris Biro, loves them all and gives them protection and food.

As Steve and I walked into the show area, one of the Blue & Gold macaws sitting on a rooftop waved a foot in the air and looks like it's saying, "HI THERE MATEY! Welcome to the Pirate's Parrot Show!!"

The magnificent Blue & Gold macaw, also known as a Blue & Yellow macaw or "B&G", is a fairly common wild macaw in much of South America, but is extinct, extremely threatened or endangered in many places where it was once common. This is all because of the pet trade, but bans on the import of wild parrots has helped stopped this, and some bird populations are recovering.

If you would like to know more about Blue & Gold macaws, Wiki has a page here: Wiki: Blue and Gold Macaw

If you would like to know about Chris Biro's wonderful parrot conservation organization, please visit Bird Recovery International

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