International Crane Foundation


Bryant Tarr, Curator of Birds

Caring for Cranes

Bryant’s interest in birds developed in high school and led him both to his passion for falconry, which he has actively practiced since 1981, and to a B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology from UW-Madison. Bryant has been employed by the International Crane Foundation (ICF) several times:  as an Aviculturist in 1992, as Education Program Coordinator in 1996, as Assistant Curator in 2003, and finally as Curator of Birds in 2011. Many adventures occurred in the time between these ICF stints, most of which involved aviculture. He spent three years as an aviculturist in Abu Dhabi, UAE establishing a breeding program for houbara bustards at the National Avian Research Center, and four years as Curator of Birds at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon.

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