130 Merrick Road
Freeport, Long Island, New York 11530
directions at end of page)
Children under 12--$2.00
Children under 2--FREE
Lots of free parking; convenient to parkways and LIRR.
More info: 631-957-1100
It's a "World's Fair" for pet bird lovers!
If you share your home with a parrot,
lovebird, macaw, cockatiel, budgie or other pet bird, you'll find birdbrains
just like you at:
The Long Island Parrot Society's
Parrot Expo 2013!
Presented by The Long Island
Parrot Society, PARROT EXPO 2012 will be an all-day extravaganza of colorful exotic
birds, interactive displays, scheduled demonstrations and workshops and a
fabulous array of 'parrotphernalia' on sale in the huge vendor room.
The opulent VENDOR ROOM is a great place to do
your ‘Pollyday’ shopping… for your favorite birds and humans too!
The raffle lobby is always a big attraction; cages and accessories, bird food,
toys and accessories dominate the laden tables, while the gorgeous gift baskets
always garner raves from winners…that could be you! The education center
is a ‘don’t miss’ destination of the day, with live birds and lots of
volunteers to answer your questions.
Interested in being a vendor?
to view and print out a 2013 Vendor Packet including Vendor Room Floor
for the Vendor Room Floor Plan!
NOTE TO VENDORS:
The Freeport Recreation Center will no longer permit the Long Island
Parrot Society or vendors to borrow/use their flatbed dollies for loading and
unloading supplies and merchandise.
Please bring YOUR OWN hand truck or
dolly to the event. We apologize for the inconvenience.
2013 EXPO HIGHLIGHTS...
Dr. Irene Pepperberg received her
SB from MIT and MA and Ph.D. from Harvard. She is currently a Research
Associate and Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Harvard and an
Adjunct Associate Professor at Brandeis University's Psychology
Department. She has been a visiting associate professor at MIT's Media
Lab, later accepting a research scientist position there, leaving a
tenured professorship at the University of Arizona. She has been a
Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, won a John Simon
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, was an alternate for the Cattell Award
for Psychology, won the 2000 Selby Fellowship (Australian Academy of
Sciences), won the 2005 Frank Beach Award for best paper in comparative
psychology, was nominated for the 2000 Weizmann, L'Oreal, and Grawemeyer
Awards, the 2001 Quest Award (Animal Behavior Society) and was
renominated for the 2001 L'Oreal Award. She has also received
fellowships from the Harry Frank Guggenheim and Whitehall Foundations,
and numerous grants from NSF.
Dr. Pepperberg's book, The Alex Studies, describing over 20 years
of peer-reviewed experiments on grey parrots, received favorable mention
from publications as diverse as the New York Times and Science.
Her memoir, Alex & Me, was a New York Times bestseller and won a
Christopher Award. She has presented her findings nationally and
internationally at universities and scientific congresses, often as a
keynote or plenary speaker, and has published numerous journal articles,
reviews, and book chapters. She is a fellow of the Animal Behavior
Society, the American Psychological Association, the American
Psychological Society, the American Ornithologists' Union, AAAS, the
Midwestern Psychological Society, the Eastern Psychological Association
(where she is now also a board member), and presently serves as
consulting editor for three journals and as associate editor for The
Journal of Comparative Psychology.
Lisa A Bono, ACPBC has been involved in aviculture over the past three and a
half decades and has been a caregiver to numerous species of parrots during that
time. In early 1990, Bono founded the Sussex County Exotic Bird Club in North
Jersey, and shortly thereafter, acquired her first African grey parrot, a wild
caught Timneh. Her life changed forever. In the fall of 2000, Lisa
obtained a baby Congo African grey parrot, which unbeknownst to her, was ill.
During his short time on earth, Ms. Bono was thrown into a tumultuous learning
curve. With the bird's passing, Lisa vowed to continue her avian education in
order to ensure the best lives possible for African grey parrots everywhere.
Ms. Bono has fulfilled her educational aspirations over the past two decades, at
veterinary and behavior conferences, LLP course:
Living & Learning with Parrots and hands-on training seminars. She has been
mentored by some of the most knowledgeable and well respected veterinarians,
scientists, nutritionists and behavior consultants in the field of aviculture.
Lisa has written or co- authored articles that have appeared in Bird
Talk, Birds USA 2011, MyLifeBook, Birdchannel.com,
In Your Flock and various bird club newsletters.
Ms Bono is an Associate Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant with the
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, specializing in the
African grey parrot. She is a professional member of the International
Association of Avian Trainers and Educators, member of the American Federation
of Aviculture, volunteer for the Alex Foundation, guest behavior consultant on
Africangreys.com and is the Vice President
and on the Board of Directors for Parrots At Play, Inc. Lisa is the founder and
owner of The Platinum Parrot, a specialty store in New Jersey which is devoted
to parrots and the needs of their caregivers. Bono also joined the Association
of Avian Veterinarians as an allied professional member in order to continue her
education at a whole new level.
Lisa and her husband SFC George W. Bono, share their home with a flock of
four African grey parrots- Emma Lynn 10, Sydney Bell 10, Abigail Grace 15 and
Stirling 30. Harley, a double yellow headed Amazon 24, and Ollie a 13 year old
white bellied caique also keep them on their toes.
at Parrot EXPO , Growing Up Grey, will to offer valuable and insightful
advice specific to African grey parrots and common to many species! Thanks
to the dedication of Dr. Irene Pepperberg and many others, research has shown
that African grey parrots are incredibly smart and sentient beings. Due to the
grey parrot’s reputation, it is also one of the most popular pet birds
worldwide. In recent years, there have been a large number of grey parrots
needing new homes later in life. Is this because people are not prepared to care
for such a special species, or is it that the information out there has not been
tailored to the grey parrot and we, in some way, have failed them? With 36
years’ experience of living with different species of parrots and spending the
past two decades learning from and caring for the African grey parrot species,
Lisa will share her insight to help the African grey community understand their
companion grey parrot. The presentation will cover how to raise a well-adjusted
companion, thoughts behind phobias and fears, specific body language, personal
research and experiences, when baby becomes his own bird, behavior, nutrition
Heather Mattinson, LVT
is employed as a licensed veterinary technician at Island Exotic
Veterinary Care, home to Dr. Heidi Hoefer and Long Island’s only hospital
dedicated exclusively to the care of avian and exotic companion pets. It was in
2003 through Dr. Hoefer that Heather obtained her first bird, Eleanor the mighty
Moluccan Cockatoo. Heather’s presentation today, “Foraging for the Urban
Parrot”, which was a great success at the 2011 Parrot EXPO, is largely based
upon her personal experience as a novice bird owner thrust into the position of
incorporating a troubled parrot into a human (& canine!) flock.
Heather has volunteered for multiple national and international
spay/neuter relief efforts. She makes her home on Long Island with a Chihuahua
named Cholo, a rescue from one such campaign in Mexico. Both she and the dog,
and a Budgie named Bubba are currently being held hostage by Tango, a most
opinionated African Grey!
MEET THE AUTHORS...
MEET THE VET...
Island Exotic Veterinary Clinic, Heidi Hoefer,
DVM, Dip. ABVP; Rina Maguire, BVSc and staff
Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics, Laurie
Hess, DVM, Dip. ABVP and staff
(in the lobby,
see schedule below for time)
*Great parrotphernalia in the huge
It's a "World's Fair" for exotic bird lovers
Spotlight on Vendors...
Avian Rescue Groups
*Birds! Birds! Birds! All day long!!
Plenty of free parking!
Snack bar on premises!
Restaurants nearby on Freeport's famous 'Nautical Mile'
ATM on site!
Visit our new
page for info, links and more!
from PARROT EXPO will help fund LIPS' educational programs, our
foster and adoption efforts and the Future Long Island Parrot Museum,
Shelter and Learning Center. Money raised at EXPO will also enable
us to donate to avian conservation efforts, medical research and other
worthy bird-related causes.
Please leave your
feathered friend home!
We do not have any bird sitting facilities. Birds of our WORKING volunteers will be the ONLY birds allowed in. All these
birds will be checked by our expo veterinarian.
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS PERMITTED,
PARROT EXPO SCHEDULE
KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR MORE INFO!
SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED IN THE LOBBY THE DAY OF THE SHOW!
Heather Mattinson, LVT, from Island
Exotic Veterinary Care in Huntington Station, will kick off the day
with Foraging for the Urban Parrot. This exciting presentation will
stimulate your thinking about new and interesting ways to motivate
your parrot to productively use its intellect and energy. Foraging
is a natural and instinctive behavior that will enhance your
parrot’s enjoyment of life. Heather will teach techniques for
inexpensive and fun foraging activities that you can share with your
own birds. Her creative ideas will inspire your subsequent visit(s)
to our wonderful vendor room throughout the day.
Please welcome Dr. Irene Pepperberg,
Ph.D., of the Alex Foundation and The Alex Studies for a 50-minute
presentation on number competence (Alex’ final study) followed by a
10-minute Q&A session. So many parrot people around the world LOVE
Dr. Pepperberg for her life’s work and 30-year relationship with
Alex, the African grey parrot. Together they are responsible for
ground-breaking research on cognition and communication. The
model-rival learning method Dr. Pepperberg adapted for Alex has
helped children with learning disabilities. The science they
pioneered required careful adherence to protocol, and their
discoveries changed our anthropomorphic concepts of language and
thought. Yet the love between this parrot and his person was
profound; shared in Alex’ own words, “Be good, see you tomorrow. I
love you.” To paraphrase
The New York Times
writer Charles Siebert, “…Armed with our words, he opened our
minds.” I think they opened our hearts as well.
Meet Lisa Bono, owner of the
Platinum Parrot in Barnegat, NJ. Her presentation, Growing Up Grey,
is sure to offer advice on how to raise a well-adjusted companion
parrot, much of it specific to African grey parrots, yet common to
many species! She will address phobias and fears, specific body
language, behavior and health.
Enjoy Dr. Pepperberg’s 30-minute
talk on African grey, Griffin’s new studies: Reciprocity and
Reasoning by Exclusion, followed by an open Q&A session.
The EXPO speaker roster will
conclude with a wonderful presentation by one of our outstanding
'Meet the Vet' Plaza participants:
Island Exotic Veterinary Clinic, Heidi Hoefer, DVM,
Dip. ABVP; Rina Maguire, BVSc and staff; 10AM-4PM
Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics, Laurie
Hess, DVM, Dip. ABVP and staff; 2PM-5PM
*(Veterinary programs subject to
change due to possible emergencies)
14 KARAT PARROT
ANIMALS AND THINGS INC./BIRD TOYS ETC.
BIRD BRAIN PARROTS
BIRDIE BITS 'n' BITES
BODACIOUS BIRDIE BAUBLES
BOREDOM BREAKERS BIRD TOYS
CREATIVE BIRD TOYS
DIANE'S BIRD TOYS
DOROTHY'S LAND OF OZ
KARIZMA BIRD SUPPLY
THE LEATHER ELVES
NATURAL INSPIRATIONS PARROT CAGES
The PLATINUM PARROT
RED TAIL ART (Art by Jill)
WINGING IT AVIARY
Schedule is subject to change.
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THE FREEPORT RECREATION CENTER:
Verrazano Bridge: Belt Parkway East (Long Island) to Southern State East, take exit 22S,
Meadowbrook Parkway South to Exit M9 West Merrick Road. At the fourth light make a left
turn into the Rec. Center parking lot.
From G.W. Bridge: Cross Bronx Expressway to
either the Whitestone Bridge or Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway to Southern
State East, take Exit 22S, Meadowbrook Parkway South to Exit M9 West Merrick Road, at the
fourth light make a left turn into Rec. Center parking lot.
From New England: Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross
Island Parkway to Southern State east, take Exit 22S, Meadowbrook Parkway South to Exit M9
West Merrick Road, at the fourth light make a left turn into Rec. Center parking lot.
From Eastern Long Island: Southern Parkway West to
Meadowbrook Parkway South to Exit M9 West Merrick Road, at the fourth light make a left
turn into Rec. Center parking lot.
From Meadowbrook Parkway: Take Exit 22S, Meadowbrook
Parkway South to Exit M9 West Merrick Road, at the fourth light make a left turn into Rec.
Center parking lot.
By Train from
Take Long Island Railroad (718-794-LIRR) to Freeport Station. Exit towards back of train
on Henry Street, it becomes Main Street. Turn left on Merrick Road and walk two blocks.
Recreation Center will be on your right.
(trucks and commercially registered vans)
maps, Mapquest.com and use your GPS for clarification, additional
routes and information. Tune in to 1010AM on your radio when within
range for traffic updates.
Trucks and Commercial Vehicles are NOT permitted on Parkways.
Use 'Expressways' and 'Highways'.
WEST AND NORTHERN NJ:
George Washington Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway; over Throgs Neck Bridge
to 295- Clearview Expressway (do NOT get onto Cross Island Parkway) Take
Clearview (Rt. 295) to Long Island Expressway (I-495) eastbound and then
take exit 44S (Rt. 135 Seaford Oyster Bay Expwy) south to Merrick Road,
west. You will cross over the Meadowbrook Parkway. Rec. Center is at 4th
traffic light on the left.
US 95 South to Rt. I-695 S via exit 7A to Rt. 295 to Long Island/Throgs
Neck Bridge and down the Clearview Expressway(295) (do NOT get
onto Cross Island Parkway) Take Clearview to LIE (I-495) East to
exit 44S (Rt. 135 Seaford Oyster Bay Expwy) south to Merrick Road,
west. You will cross over the Meadowbrook Parkway. Freeport Rec
Center is at 4th traffic light on the left. Trucks are not
permitted on Parkways. Use 'Expressways' and 'Highways'.
FROM STATEN ISLAND AND POINTS SOUTH:
Take Staten Island Expressway over the Verrazano Bridge and onto the
Brooklyn/Queens Expressway,(I-278) east toward Brooklyn.
Do NOT get onto Belt Parkway.
Take the I-495/L I Expwy EXIT 35, toward Midtown
Tunnel/Eastern L I/48 St. and merge onto I-495E via exit 35E toward
Eastern Long Island. Travel east to exit 44S, (Rt.
135 South -Seaford Oyster Bay Expwy) south to Merrick Road, west.
You will cross over the Meadowbrook Parkway. Freeport Rec Center at
4th traffic light on the left.
The Freeport Inn & Marina
445 South Main Street
Freeport, NY 11530
Special Rate: $145/night plus
tax (Use Code Parrot Expo)
10 rooms blocked; must book before 9/10/13
NOT Pet Friendly
Rockville Centre Inn (formerly Sunrise
415 Ocean Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY
Inn & Suites
125 Merrick Road
Rockville Centre, NY
Ramada Inn and Suites
1000 Sunrise Highway
Rockville Center, NY 11570
516 678 1100
Rate: $149/night plus tax (Use Code Long Island Parrot Society)
10 rooms blocked ; must book before 9/20/13
NOT Pet Friendly
Western Mill River Manor
173 Sunrise Hwy
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Special Rate: $119/night plus
tax--includes breakfast (Use Code LIPS)
12 rooms blocked; must book before 9/4/13
699 Dibblee Drive
Westbury, NY 11590
NOTE: Exit M2W on the Meadowbrook Pkwy. Freeport Rec.
Ctr. is M9W
All the above information
subject to change; Prices shown are not guaranteed.