Planning Ahead

What Disasters are Most Likely in Your Area?

Are your wild psittacines in a typhoon/hurricane-prone region? Vulcanism or earthquake? Industrial pollution? Infectious disease zone? Prepare a list and plan how you would protect yourself first, then what hazards wild psittacines might face. Specific Disasters

What Could you Expect Will Happen to Wild Psittacines?

Each type of disaster may present unique hazards to avifauna. Do you expect blunt force trauma? Exposure? Starvation? Pandemic? Toxicity? Try to plan ahead and think about possibilities.

What Basic Equipment is Useful?

What do you need to take care of yourself first...then what basic equipment is useful for injured and ill parrots? Basics

Networking and developing good relationships are always a good idea BEFORE a disaster.

Each country likely has disaster plans and training with which you should comply if possible.

  • Online training is available for USA and other countries via FEMA

  • For non-USA, find out which government agency responds to and organizes disaster response

Municipal, county, parish, district, etc. disaster planning

  • Local wildlife rehabilitators (even if they do not work with psittacines)

  • Local Animal Response Teams

  • Veterinary/Animal Care Response Teams

  • NGO's (animal shelters and organizations etc)

  • Animal control, animal organizations, animal shelters, humane shelters, sanctuaries, local animal welfare orgs, Parrot Clubs, Birdwatchers group, university ornithology lab, Poultry Club, etc.

  • Law enforcement and first responders (police, sheriff, constabulary, fire departments, EMS, guarda civil, etc)

  • Pet stores, feed stores, grocery stores, farm supplies, markets, fairgrounds, agriculture clubs and organizations (people with food supplies and trailers or other transport)

  • Local specialized wildlife/exotic/zoo/avian-experienced veterinarians

  • Utility companies

  • Transport companies, car rental, Uber/Lyft/taxis/bus/public transport etc.