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2009 Midwest Passerine Workshop
Toledo Zoo - Oct 16-17, 2009

To flock or not to flock - which is the answer? Tim Snyder - Brookfield Zoo

Beyond Noah - Where did all of these animals come from?
Stan Searles - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; Laurie Bingaman Lackey - ISIS

Captive management of the white-tailed trogon (Trogon viridis) at the National Aquarium in Baltimore
Lori Smith, National Aquarium

Challenges of a large mulit-species aviary
Michael Puppan, Detroit Zoological Society

Eastern loggerhead shrike recovery

Handling small birds for veterinary procedures
Dianna Lydick - Audubon Zoo; Debbie Paperd - Potter Park Zoo

Husbandry of Asian Magpies
Cheryl Dykstra, John Ball Zoo

Introduction strategies for various species of passerines
Elizabeth Andersen - Lincoln Park Zoo

Live Food
John Chastain - Toledo Zoo

Managing a seasonal passerine exhibit in a northern zoo
Andi Kornak, Jenny Barnett - Binder Park Zoo

The passerine collection at Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cynthia Druckenbrod - Cleveland Botanical Garden

Passerine predicament
Robert Webster - Toledo Zoo

Pekin Robins
Jim Metzinger - Akron Zoo

Raising red-vented bulbuls
Laurie Morgan - Brookfield Zoo

Redesigning an indoor exhibit for passerines
Steven Sarro, Andrew Kemerer, Caitlin Stone - National Aviary

Tanager husbandry
Staci Bekker - Toledo Zoo

The North American Migratory Songbird Aviary at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Kelly Vineyard - Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Avian Diet Makeover
Monica Blackwell - Toledo Zoo

Maturation of coloration of the young male lesser green broadbill (Calyptomena viridis)
Kaitlin Studer - Toledo Zoo

Animal acquisition: Walkin' the walk in a straight line and in the bright light
Stan Searles - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo