The proceedings of the IV International Symposium on Breeding Birds in Captivity held in in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from September 7-12th, 2007. The conference theme was Conservation Through Aviculture and had over 50 presenters covering various aspects of aviculture, zoology, avian conservation, medicine and management. With nearly 500 colour pages featuring multiple charts, graphs, figures and tables depicting various aspects of avian husbandry, management and both in-situ and ex-situ conservation aspects. With over 100 international contributors, these proceedings represent possibly the largest compilation of information pertaining to avian conservation breeding to date.


The full Table of Contents can be downloaded here. 

Proceedings can be purchased from both Hancock House Publishers or from Amazon.

Sample chapters:


Artificial Hand-rearing of the Endangered Takahe in New Zealand


Progress with a Conservation Breeding Program to Save Three Critically Endangered Gyps Vultures From Extinction


Protocol Development of Captive Propagation Techniques to Support Conservation of Steller's Eiders in Alaska


Establishing Captive Populations of Endemic Bird Species From Madagascar: an Overview of the Efforts of the Vogelpark Walsrode Foundation in Madagascar 1997–2007


The Husbandry and Captive Breeding Program of the Horned Guan at Africam Safari


Captive Field Propagation and Experimental Release of the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike in Ontario, Canada


California Condor Recovery: a work in progress


First Captive Breeding of the Philippine Eagle-Owl


The Role of Science in Avian Conservation: Examples from Pacific Island Kingfishers


Population Biology: The Science of Population Management for Captivity, Reintroduction and Conservation


The Captive Husbandry and Breeding of the Critically Endangered Montserrat Oriole


Population Biology: The Science of Population Management for Captivity, Reintroduction & Conservation


Rearing to Release: Managing Risks in the Reintroduction of Captive-bred Birds