Jan 2021 Newsletter
Gossip: (En)chanting heard: Stupid macaws! Cockatoos know! Ping pong balls!
Feature: Santa was good to us via Parrot Posse donations of food and toys
Sick bay: Margaret scheduled for shoulder surgery in Feb.
Nov 2020 newsletter
Gossip: Hormonal bedlam in the bird rooms
Feature: Loki, a 37-year-old Moluccan Cockatoo who joined us in 2013
2021 Calendars for sale with tack-sharp photos by volunteer Richard Konrad
Sept 2020 newsletter
Gossip: A five-year-old Blue-throated Macaw
Feature: Tailani, a 30-year-old Green-winged Macaw
In Memorium: Danny, a 33+ year-old Timneh African Grey
Dr. Alison Poulin and her memorial bequest
June 2020 newsletter
Gossip: Strange noises of guinea hens and cockatoos
Feature: Abby, an 18-year-old Green-wing Macaw, and Scarlet, a 17-year-old Scarlet Macaw, incubate an egg and a golf ball
Challenge: Fundraising without Open Houses
April 2020 newsletter
Official Cockatoo Chorale forms; Feature on Captain and Rain, gold wing macaws; Thanks for the avian ICU! Covid-19 challenges
February 2020 newsletter
Feature: Solomon, a 19-year-old Solomon Island Eclectus, aka Benevolent Overlord of the Big Room.
Our Flock's News October 2019
Peaches' high wire act; Playdates for 75 birds?!? 2020 calendar shoot
Our Flock's News August 2019
Birds' eye view of our summer Open House; Pool-player Paprika; Lulu's maladies
Our Flock's News July 2019
Motorcyclist Romeo; Summer fashion for conures; Major Burns hasn't left Sabrina yet; Parrot capes for sale; Open House Sat. Aug. 3 from 1 to 5 pm.
Our Flock's News May 2019
Gossip: Arizona trip to re-home 4 macaws
Feature: 4 macaws, 2 humans and 2,600 miles
Challenge: It takes 2 people to replace Margaret
Misc Bird Droppings: Annual Summer Open House on Sat. Aug 3, 1-5 pm
Our Flock's News April 2019
Gossip: 4 macaws going to Arizona
Feature: Siesta at Dover library
Challenge: The future of Siesta Sanctuary
Volunteer: Gayle Mehling, parrot cape maker
Misc. Bird Droppings: In memorium for Paulie, blue crowned conure
Our Flock's News March 2019
Gossip: Why are Baby Bird and Cosmo not with the rest of the Macaws?
Feature: Clem, an orange wing Amazon
Challenge: Damn hoses!
Volunteer: Beth Emerson
Our Flock's News February 2019
Bath time at Siesta Sanctuary
Our Flock's News January 2019
Gossip: Baby pictures of cockatoos
Feature: Amazon Olivia and Jack's joie de vivre
Volunteer: Shannon Garcia
Misc Bird Droppings: February visits to ME Veterans' Home and Dover-Foxcroft Thompson Free Library
Our Flock's News December 2018
Gossip: Moving 21 macaws to a new area
Feature: Paulie and Izzy, blue-crowned conures
Challenge: Finding an avian-certified vet
Volunteer of the Month: Jayne Leslie Kravis
Our Flock's News November 2018
Gossip- An Alexandrine parakeet (parrot) Den Mother
Feature- Corey and Harlow's trip from Philly to Harmony
Challenge- Moving 21 macaws
Volunteer Profile- Ryan LaGross, a real Bird Man
Misc. Bird Droppings- UMA Vet tech class visits; another class on Nov. 29
Stories about an Alexandrine parrot, 2 Moluccan cockatoos, a Bird Man, 21 macaws and 18 students.
Our Flock's News October 2018
GOSSIP: Bullies and wimps
FEATURE: Koko, a Moluccan cockatoo, was sold as a hand-raised baby but was actually a 16-year-old wild-caught adult. Learn about the importance of leg bands and capes.
VOLUNTEER PROFILES: The Thursday Gang from Living Innovations
CHALLENGE: What's yours? Ask Central ME's premier parrot expert!
MISC BIRD DROPPINGS: Last call for votes at Franklin Savings Bank; Bird capes for sale.
Our Flock's News September 2018
GOSSIP: Road trip for non-statue birds
FEATURE: Ruby's mask and near death experience
VOLUNTEER PROFILE: Barbara Greenberg, Queen of the Small Bird Room
MISC BIRD DROPPINGS: Vote for Siesta Sanctuary = Money!!
Our Flock's News August 2018
GOSSIP: Traffic jam in the Big Bird Room at the August Open House!
FEATURED BIRD: Sorry- they were all taking a siesta this month.
CHALLENGE: How do we take care of 80+ birds daily and still stay sane (somewhat)
VOLUNTEER PROFILE: A non-bird person who promotes our birds? Meet Grace Lommel
OTHER BIRD DROPPINGS: Summer Open House thanks; Volunteers needed: Fruit & Veggie Baristas, Cardboard Wranglers, Toy Maker Elves, Social Services Directors, Detectives, Squeegee Drivers and Swabbies- something for everyone!
Our Flock's News July 2018 newsletter
GOSSIP: New lovers? Chuckles and D. Janeiro, a Red Lored and Orange Wing Amazon
FEATURED BIRD: Olivia, a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, and her many beaks
SANCTUARY CHALLENGE: Floor painting and the Michelin Man
OTHER BIRD DROPPINGS- 2 fundraisers found! Raffle and Open House on Aug. 4, 1 - 5 pm. Same day and town as Bartlettyarns, celebrating 197 years!
Our Flock's News June 2018 newsletter
GOSSIP: What's with that black bird who yells,‘Whoa, will you quit?!?’
FEATURED BIRDS: Rio and D. Janeiro, Orange Wing Amazons
SANCTUARY CHALLENGE: We need a fundraising guru!
OTHER BIRD DROPPINGS: TWO bank donations received- Thank you! Raffle tix and parrot capes for sale; Summer Open House on Sat. Aug. 4, 1 - 5 pm
Our Flock's News May 2018 newsletter
GOSSIP: Rhetta and Roscoe
FEATURED BIRD: Tootie, a Goffin Cockatoo, and her human Tom
SANCTUARY CHALLENGE: Power Outages
OTHER BIRD DROPPINGS: Successful Earth Day Open House, Donation from Bangor Savings Bank, New- raffles!
Our Flock's News April 2018 newsletter
GOSSIP: Wild parrots sighted in West Athens, Maine
FEATURED BIRD: Woody, an endangered blue throated macaw
SANCTUARY CHALLENGE: Captive Breeding- Why's it so difficult?
OTHER BIRD DROPPINGS:
Our Flock's News March 2018 newsletter
GOSSIP: Billy, Chuckles, Giggles and Toby- handicapped birds
FEATURED BIRDS: Daisy 1, Daisy 2, Sheba- African Greys
SANCTUARY CHALLENGE: Humidity in the big bird room
OTHER BIRD DROPPINGS: Amazon Smile, bird capes for self-mutilators, upcoming events
Our Flock's News February 2018 newsletter
GOSSIP: Four handicapped amazons and their cage
FEATURED BIRD: Gracie, a Moluccan cockatoo
SANCTUARY CHALLENGE: Eternal maintenance, some caused by a macaw
OTHER BIRD DROPPINGS: Vote for us with Bangor Savings Bank's Community Matters More campaign!
Our Flock's News January 2018 newsletter
GOSSIP: Ivan and Marley
FEATURED BIRD: Max, Ruby, Ebon
SANCTUARY CHALLENGE: Breeding behavior: moody and unpredictable
OTHER BIRD DROPPINGS: Year End Reflections on 2017- THANK YOU for a great year!
Our Flock's News December 2017 newsletter
GOSSIP: Majors Burns & Hoolihan, Scarlet and Sabrina
OUR PARROT'S WISH LIST: Toys, food, hardware and other stuff
SANCTUARY CHALLENGE: Woody's dismantling our aviary faster than we can repair!
OTHER BIRD DROPPINGS: Gift ideas for the parrot lover, Upcoming event: Holiday Open House on Sat. Dec. 30.
November 2017 Fundraising appeal
It takes a lot of money and stuff to entertain, feed and care for our 80+ parrots at Siesta Sanctuary. So we're asking you for help. $$$ or items, we're not fussy- just thankful.