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Historical Applicants for Plume Awards

Categories:

Plume #1: (Long-term Avian Propagation Programs)
Plume #2: (Noteworthy Achievement in Avian Husbandry)
Plume #3: (Exceptional individual Achievement)

The first candidate listed in each category was awarded the Plume Award

2008 Plume Awards Candidates

Plume #1 Captive Propagation of African Spoonbills at the Detroit Zoo
   
Plume #2 The Light-footed Clapper Rail coalition by Chula Vista Nature Center, San Deigo Sea World, San Diego Zoo WAP, USFWS Reserve
   
  Enrichment and Training to Correct Feather Problems with a Mauritius Pink Pigeon at Milwaukee County Zoo
   
  Hand-rearing of a Congo Peafowl at the Milwaukee County Zoo

2009 Plume Awards Candidates

Plume #1 Long-term Management of the Kori Bustard at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park
   
  Lesser Flamingo Breeding Success at the Ft. Worth Zoo
   
  Tawny Frogmouth Propagation at SeaWorld Orlando
   
Plume #2 Passerine Breeding Program at the North Carolina Zoo
   
  Cross-fostering of a Green-naped Pheasant Pigeon at the National Aviary
   
  Supplemental Feeding of a 0.1 Ruppell's Griffon Vulture at Disney's Animal Kingdom

2010 Plume Awards Candidates

Plume #1 Hawai'i Endangered Bird Conservation by San Diego Zoo
   
  Harpy Eagle Breeding Program at the San Diego Zoo
   
  Long-term Progagation of the Saddlebill Stork in Aviculture: History and Management at the Dallas Zoo
   
  Grey-winged Trumpeter Propagation Program at the Woodland Park Zoo
   
  Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Program at the Toronto Zoo
   
Plume #2 Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for Shoebill Stork First Breeding in North America
   
  Rhinoceros Hornbill Propagation Program at Nashville Zoo
   
  Emperor Penguin Breeding Program at SeaWorld San Diego
   
  Breeding Program of the Lesser Green Broadbill at Lincoln Park Zoo
   
Plume #3 Susie Kasielke, Los Angeles Zoo for Egg Incubation Workshops
   
  Kathy Brader, Smithsonian's National Zoo for Brown Kiwi Program

2011 Plume Awards Candidates

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2012 Plume Awards Candidates

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2013 Plume Awards Candidates

Plume #1 No Submissions This Year
   
Plume #2 Artificial Insemination in Magellanic Penguins at SeaWorld San Diego
   
  Lesser Green Broadbill Breeding at Lincoln Park Zoo
   
  Artificial Insemination and Costume Rearing of a Wattled Crane at Busch Gardens - Tampa
   
  First Captive Breeding of a Tinian Monarch at the Memphis Zoo
   
  Waterfowl Propagation Program at the WCS
   
  Milky Eagle Owl Propagation Program at Zoo Atlanta
   
Plume #3 Fred Beall - Zoo New England