Gail J. Worth
Aves International
P.O. Box 2863
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274
(310) 541-1180

breeding exotic birds since 1973
B. S. in Biology from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, 1975
resident of Palos Verdes, CA since 1976
founded Aves International in 1977

for five years operated an import quarantine station and imported mostly soft-billed species of birds and concurrently maintained a small breeding operation. The import facility supplied many birds for U.S. Zoological Parks including hummingbirds, tanagers, cranes, thrushes, motmots, woodpeckers, and many other species.

commercial member of the AAZPA (American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums) for several years

domestic breeding of over 75 species of psittacines and softbilled bird species from 1973- present
collection numbered over 350 pairs of mainly larger psittacines at one time;
many hundreds of baby birds were hand-raised annually for over three decades

The larger bird farm was closed in 2010 and most of the larger parrot species were sold,
so now there are a few pairs of parrots and hundreds of cockatiels breeding in the collection.

Birds raised at Aves International have been featured in the movie "Paulie, A Parrot's Story" and on the
television program, "Wild Things" on the UPN Network, as well as in television commercials and programs.

speaker at many national and international avian conferences including those of
the American Federation of Aviculture, International Aviculturists Society, Canadian Parrot Symposium,
the Midwest Avian Research Expo, Avicultural Society of America,
the AVES Conference in Grafton, Australia, and the World Parrot Congress at Loro Parque, Tenerife, Spain.

contributed to a monthly column for Bird Talk Magazine called "Ask The Experts" for a decade (1990-2000)
and has written a number of articles for national and international bird periodicals.

photographs have appeared in many national and international publications, in educational materials for children,
in advertisements for avian products, and in the Baby Bird Calendar, featuring photographs of adorable baby birds (published from 1986-2001)

photographs in publications including Bird Talk Magazine, American Cage-Bird Magazine (now defunct),
Parrots Magazine (United Kingdom), Avicultural Society of America Bulletin, Wirtschafts Woche (German),
Scientific American,, and USA Today.

in April of 2009 was given the Avicultural Lifetime Excellence Award by the Avicultural Society of America

charter and lifetime member of the Aviculture Society of America

additionally is a member of the following avicultural associations:
Avicultural Society of America, The World Parrot Trust,
The International Aviculturists Society, and the Loro Parque Foundation.

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