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Parrot and Macaw Biology Project

There are 16 breeding species of parrots, parakeets and macaws in Miami-Dade County. Although these birds are not native to Florida, these amazing birds have attracted the attention and curiosity of many people. Help us to study the parrots, parakeets, and macaws at the University of Miami.

The project will allow the University of Miami to focus on mapping these species distribution, movements, feeding habits and breeding behavior.

The Parrot and Macaw Biology Fund was established in October 2020 thanks to the generosity of Parrot lover and conservationist, Ms. Daria Feinstein. We thank Ms. Feinstein for her support in raising awareness for this important cause that we plan to continue to grow at the University of Miami.

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Parrot and Macaw Biology Project

The Department of Biology at the University of Miami will oversee the Parrot and Macaw Biology Fund to support the biological studies of parrots, parakeets and macaws of South Florida, Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands with special focus on the species that occur in Miami-Dade County.

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All proceeds will support the biological studies of parrots, parakeets and macaws at the University of Miami with special focus on the species that occur in Miami-Dade County.

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Other Ways to Give

Stocks or Bonds: If you are interested in making gifts through stock or bonds, please email Patti McGraw at pmcgraw@miami.edu or call 305-284-5892 or Guillermo Perez at gperez@miami.edu 305-284-5893 for complete instructions.

Matching Gifts: If your employer has a matching gift program, you can maximize the power of your gift to the University of Miami. Thousands of companies offer to match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in your personal philanthropy. You can check online and see if your company is a matching gift company, or you may contact your company's human resources department for more information. Best of all, you are recognized by the University of Miami for the full amount of your gift plus any resulting corporate match.

Checks: If you would like to make a gift of cash, please make your check payable to the University of Miami, and mail it, along with a short letter stating the purpose of your gift, to the following address:

University of Miami Division of Development and Alumni Relations, Post Office Box 025388, Miami, Florida 33102