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2012 Western Passerine Workshop
Denver Zoo - October 2012

Welcome and Introductions
John Azua - Denver Zoological Gardens

North American Passerine Population Trends
Robert Webster - Toledo Zoo

Passerines as zoo Animals: A Historical Perspective
Josef Lindholm - Tulsa Zoo

Passerine Breeding at the North Carolina Zoo
Stephanie Krueger and Kim Allen - North Carolina Zoo

Setting up an off-exhibit breeding complex for Passerine propagation
Roger Sweeney - Virginia Zoological Park

Silver-beaked Tanagers: SSP Programs and Husbandry
Cody Hickman - Tulsa Zoo

Turquoise Tanagers: SSP Programs and Husbandry
Shawn Pedersen - Woodland Park Zoo

Zookeeping on a Whole New Level
Katie Bagley - Zoo Atlanta and Jessica Meehan - Denver Zoological Gardens

Keeping your hatchery clean
T. Garrett and M. Gallegos - Denver Zoological Gardens

Trap Cages: A Husbandry Tool for Passerines
Andy Van Laan - Lincoln Park Zoo

Bamboo Curtains
Shawn Pedersen - Woodland Park Zoo

Icterids: Troupials, Caciques, and Oropendulas
Shawn Pedersen - Woodland Park Zoo

Breeding and Management of Raggiana's Bird of Paradise
Chris Leon - San Diego Zoo

Breeding and Management of Fairy Bluebirds
Roger Sweeney - Virginia Zoological Park

Hand-rearing Passerines
Chris Leon - San Diego Zoo

Hand-rearing and Training: When to Introduce the Scale
Jennifer Evans - Tracy Aviary

Azure-winged Magpie Husbandry and Breeding: A Historical Pespective
Katie Bagley - Zoo Atlanta

Violaceous Euphonia at the Steinhart Aquarium
Nicole Chaney - California Academy of Sciences

Violoaceous Euphonia: Breeding in a Public Window Display
Andrew Fair and Jessica Meehan - Denver Zoological Gardens

Captive Husbandry and Acclimation of White-eyes in the Marianas Island Group
Anne Tieber - St. Louis Zoo

Quarantine Procedures for Passerines
Dr. Gwen Jankowski and Jessica Meehan - Denver Zoological Gardens

Avian Propagation Facility at the Sedgwick County Zoo
Kellie Moore - Sedgwick County Zoo

Training Grosbeak Starlings as a Husbandry and Medical Tool (VIDEO)
Jennifer Nixon - Denver Zoological Gardens

Capture and Husbandry of Galapagos Finches from the Wild
Harriet Good - Denver Zoological Gardens

The difference in Avian diversity between domestic cattle and bison grazing
Andrew Fair - Denver Zoological Gardens

Increasing the Reproductive Fitness of Captive Bridled White-eyes from zero
Olivia Smith - Toledo Zoo

The Conservation, Aviculture, and Management of the Hawaiian Crow "Alala"
Rosanna Leighton - Keahou Bird Conservation Center

PACCT TAG Feral Hawaiian Bird Collecting Project
John Azua - Denver Zoological Gardens

Common Infections / Diseases and Potential Surveillance of Passerines
Dr. Betsy Stringer - Denver Zoological Gardens