Mission Goals

To provide the tools needed to approach free flight training in the safest and most rewarding manner possible, for indoor or outdoor flying.

To encourage events in which people with flying parrots gather and demonstrate their birds flying skills and flying enthusiasm and where information and techniques can be shared and advanced through the group experience and knowledge.

To use the most effective, safe and humane training methods available.

To reduce the risks involved with flying birds to the lowest level possible.

To reduce the need to keep parrots in shelters or rescues.

To Promote and Foster an equestrian style of keeping parrots.

To promote responsible keeping of pets and the rights of the pet owner to do so.

An Alternate Perspective

Audio Podcasts with Guests discussing the nature of training flighted birds.

The discussions here are intended to be loosely structured around a general topic. Like an interesting conversation so often does, these meander and wander as the discussion moves the speakers.

The listener is encouraged to send us questions or comments to be addressed in future podcasts.

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Episode 1

Master falconer and Biologist Steve Layman and Chris Biro discuss flying raptors and flying parrots and the similarities in training predator and prey. Run time 1 hr 13 min.
Click to play or download: Episode 1

Episode 2

Master falconer and Biologist Steve Layman & Chris Biro discuss issues related to getting started flying raptors and parrots. Run time 1 hr 3 min.
Click to play or download: Episode 2

Episode 3

Author and Bird Fancier Dorothy Schwarz and Chris Biro discuss Dot’s October 2008 visit to Moab, Utah. Run time 32 min.
Click to play or download: Episode 3

Episode 4

Freeflight trainer Janet Jeanpierre and Chris Biro discuss Janet’s October 2008 visit to Moab, Utah. Run time 45 min.
Click to play or download: Episode 4

Episode 5

Author and bird breeder Steve Hartman and Chris Biro discuss raising baby parrots to maximize adult parrot potential. Introduces Steve’s background and approach to raising parrots. Part 1 of 3. Run time 51 min.
Click to play or download: Episode 5