121st fair takes wing today

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 | Category: In The News
Chris Biro and parrot

Colorful parrots will fly from a 40-foot pirate ship and out over the crowd today, opening day for the 121st annual Central Washington State Fair.

Bird trainer Chris Biro of New Mexico has 17 parrots at the fair for a show used to educate the public about endangered birds and raise funds to support… Read more

BRI based article about Thick-billed Parrot history in US

Posted: March 13th, 2014 | Category: In The News

The Thick-billed parrot is the only parrot native still in existence in the mainland United States.

That according to a report by Chris Biro and Constance Woodman, with Bird Recovery International.

The report says that few records exist, as the birds were in “mining and ranch areas that were not well documented due to… Read more

Raising Arizona (parrots)

Posted: March 6th, 2014 | Category: In The News
One of BRI's Thick-billed parrots in a captive breeding program

COCHISE COUNTY – An area resident should find out next month whether or not he will be able to obtain a wildlife holding permit in  Arizona.

Chris Biro, of Rodeo, N.M., director of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, “Bird Recovery International (BRI),” is dedicated to saving the “last American Parrot.”

According to the National Audubon… Read more

Hidalgo County Herald, Friday January 24, 2014

Posted: January 30th, 2014 | Category: In The News
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Rodeo resident works to educate the public about his feathered friends 



It is not unusual to find a striking Scarlet Macaw pruning his massive wings on Chris Biro’s shoulder these days. When he walks to the mailbox in town, a small bevy… Read more

Permit flap grounds parrots

Posted: November 18th, 2013 | Category: In The News

This article appeared in the Albuquerque Journal, 17 November 2013 


First, Chris Biro lost his pirate ship and more than 120 exotic parrots in a divorce. Then, he had to send away two of the birds he prized most: thick-billed parrots, members… Read more