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Bird Show Blog

Wednesday 20th June 2012
The Taronga Bird Show’s newest feathered star is Ord, the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. Ord is currently being trained by keeper Brendan to sit on a specially designed box to take coin and note donations from visitors after the show.
Monday 14th May 2012
Winter is steadily imposing itself on Sydney and the temperatures are dropping. Some of us may crank up the heat, whilst others may don a ‘snuggie’, but what about birds?
Monday 2nd April 2012
You may be familiar with the phrase “a hard nut to crack”, but what about an egg?! There is one bird that specialises in just this, the Black-breasted Buzzard.
Wednesday 14th March 2012
You may remember ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’ from their earlier blog; they might look like giant marshmallows, but these two Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos are being trained for free-flight at the Bird Show.
Condor chick walking
Monday 30th January 2012
Our young condor chick has begun to be more mobile these days. In preparation for her big move from her condor crèche to aviary life, she has been having forays out into the big wide world.
Wednesday 28th December 2011
When most people think of the Bird Show, it is naturally birds that spring to mind, however the team is currently experimenting with something different. His name is ‘Richie’; he is seven months old and … is a Common Ring-tailed Possum!
Friday 25th November 2011
For us humans to use a tool is not an uncommon thing in our day to day lives.
Tuesday 15th November 2011
If you’re like me, an unfamiliar place on a pitch dark night can be a little intimidating. Add to that a shrill cry, unseen and off in the distance, and the experience can be downright chilling.
Wednesday 12th October 2011
Training a parrot can be a lot of fun, and not all that difficult if you know a little about bird behaviour.
Tuesday 4th October 2011
Rainy days are a little different for us at the Bird Show, because it means our shows might be cancelled.