Josh Cook is a 34 year old self taught avian behaviourist, specialising in the art of free flight, a relatively new concept within aviculture and companion bird ownership. His work is based on the formation of a strong understanding and rapport between bird and owner and a bird's natural ability to form a home range. Josh has kept and worked with birds since early childhood and has turned his hobby into a career through the knowledge he has acquired. Over the past five years he has worked to establish a free flying flock of exotic parrots consisting of 30 macaws, a breeding colony of 15 eclectus parrots, 8 red tail black cockatoos and several other species of parrot. http://tedxsydney.com/site/newSpeakers.cfm#JoshCook ------------------- TEDxSydney 2011 took place on Saturday 28 May 2011 at CarriageWorks. Tens of thousands of people enjoyed the day: 800 in the theatre, over 1,000 via big screen simulcast in The Forum, up to 48,000 online via YouTube ... and up to 80,000 tuning in to ABC Radio National. It was a grand day. About TEDx, x = independently organised event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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