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1.  Rickman, L.S., Saving the Blues in Bolivia. AFA Watchbird, 2015. 42(1): p. 40-43. (PDF)

2.  Rickman, L.S. and B. Hennessey, Twenty new nest boxes in the Barba Azul Nature Reserve. AFA Watchbird,

     2015. 42(1): p. 44-46. (PDF)

3.  Rickman, L.S., Cincinnati Zoo funds in situ conservation for Blue-throated Macaws. AFA Watchbird,

     2015. 42(1): p. 48. (PDF)

4.  Rickman, L.S., Microsoft donates $10,000 to Blue-throated Macaw conservation program in Bolivia. 

     AFA Watchbird, 2015. 42(1): p. 49. (PDF)

5.  Rickman, L.S., Go Blue for Blue-throated Macaws Challenge. AFA Watchbird, 2015. 42(1): p. 49-51. (PDF)

6.  Rickman, L.S., Schubot mapping complete genome of BTM. AFA Watchbird, 2015. 42(1): p. 50-51. (PDF)

7.  Rickman, L.S., Blue-throated Macaws raise first 'triplets', in Parrots Magazine. 2012. p. 32-34. (PDF)

8.  Rickman, L.S., Blue-throated macaws parent rearing: the way forward, in Parrots Magazine. 2010. p. 18-24. (PDF)

9.  Rickman, L.S., Saving the Blues™. AFA Watchbird, 2007. 34(1): p. 30-37. (PDF)

10.  Rickman, L.S., Cover article: Saving the Blues. AFA Watchbird, 2009. 36(4): p. 33-36. (PDF)

11.  Rickman, J., Bird Endowment. AFA Watchbird, 2007. 34(1): p. 26-29. (PDF)

12.  Rickman, L.S., Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory. AFA Watchbird, 2006. 33(2): p. 14-17. (PDF)

13.  Rickman, L.S., How to Build an Aviary for Endangered Macaws. AFA Watchbird, 1998. 25(6): p. 30-34. (PDF)

14.  Cravens, E. and L.S. Rickman, Considerations in Parent Rearing Roundtable Discussion at

      AFA Convention 1996. AFA Watchbird, 1997. 24(5): p. 33-35. (PDF)

15.  Rickman, L.S., Parent-rearing the Blue-throated Macaw. AFA Watchbird, 1997. 24(1): p. 4-9. (PDF)

PRESENTATIONS

Keynote Address , American Federation of Aviculture Convention, 2016. (PDF)

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory & Nido Adoptivo™ Avicultural Society of Tucson (Tucson, AZ) Nov. 16, 2008      

 

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory & Nido Adoptivo™ Arizona Seed Cracker Society (Mesa, AZ) Nov. 15, 2008

 

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory & Nido Adoptivo™ Rocky Mountain Society of Aviculture EXPO (Denver, CO) May 4, 2008

 

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory & Nido Adoptivo™ Reno Area Avian Enthusiasts (Reno, NV) Nov. 17, 2007

 

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory & Nido Adoptivo™ Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (Cleveland, OH) Oct. 30, 2006

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory & Nido Adoptivo™ Cleveland Parrot Education & Adoption Center conference (Cleveland, OH) Oct. 29, 2006

 

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory American Federation of Aviculture convention (Dallas, TX) Aug. 2, 2006

 

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory West Valley Bird Society (Granada Hills, CA) Feb. 17, 2006

 

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory (update) Arizona Seed Cracker Society (Mesa, AZ) Nov.19, 2005

 

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory Las Vegas Avicultural Society (Las Vegas, NV) Jan. 9, 2005

 

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory, Ark-La-Tex Caged Bird Club (Shreveport, LA) April 24, 2004.  

 

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory, Wasatch Avian Education Society (Salt Lake City, UT) Oct. 11, 2003.   

 

Saving the Blues at The Blues Conservatory, Arizona Seed Crackers Society (Mesa, AZ) Nov. 15, 2003. 

 

Captive Population Management of Blue-throated Macaws, American Federation of Aviculture 2002 Convention, Aug. 5.

 

Parenting Partnership: Raising Parrots for the Future, The, Rocky Mountain Society of Aviculture (Denver, CO), May 10, 2002.

 

Parenting Partnership: Raising Parrots for the Future, The, New Mexico Bird Club  (Albuquerque, NM), Feb. 12, 2002.

 

Parenting Partnership: Raising Parrots for the Future, The, Ark-La-Tex Caged Bird Society  (Shreveport, LA)  March 3, 2001.

 

Parenting Partnership: Raising Parrots for the Future, The, Arizona Seed Crackers Society  (Mesa, AZ), Feb. 17, 2001.

 

Parenting Partnership: Raising Parrots for the Future, The, Wasatch Avian Education Society (Salt Lake City, UT) May 12, 2001.

 

Parenting Partnership: Raising Parrots for the Future, The, South Texas Avian Seminar and Bird Symposium  (San Antonio, TX), September 11, 1999.

 

Parenting Partnership: Raising Parrots for the Future, The, Northwest Exotic Bird Society (Seattle, WA), September 16, 1998.

 

Parenting Partnership: Raising Parrots for the Future, The, North Texas Avian Symposium  (Wichita Falls, TX), Oct. 10, 1998.

 

Parent Rearing the Blue-throated Macaw, Arizona Seed Crackers Society (Mesa, AZ.), April 19, 1997.

 

Breeding Blue-throated Macaws, Bird Clubs of Virginia 1997 Convention, April 12.

 

Value of Parent-reared Offspring, The, Bird Clubs of Virginia 1997 Convention, April 13. 

 

Considerations in Parent Rearing, Roundtable American Federation of Aviculture 1996 Convention, August 6. Panelists: Rickman, Laney, Cravens E., Low R., Thompson D.