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World Wide Lost and Found

It is with great sadness we announce that John Hayward passed away on October 3rd 2018. John was a highly respected retired Chief Detective Inspector and Wildlife Liaison Officer and has managed the National Theft Register, and our Lost and Found Register in Parrots magazine, for the past 17 years. John has worked with great passion to help re-unite lost parrots with their owners, as well as many other animals, and it is because of his incredible work, that the number of thefts has been kept down and many birds have been reunited with their owners.

Until someone can be found to take over this invaluable work, his family has kindly offered to help as much as possible and anyone with urgent queries should still call the NTR number on 01869 325699 or to email, click here.

Sadly John's wife, Anita, who was a great support to him in his work, passed away earlier this year. So whilst the family are going through such a sad time, it would be appreciated that only urgent calls are made.

Click here for our Parrots UK Lost and Found Register page.

Register ↑ Country Date Ref Details
    11.01.2011 11073 The burglary in Bournemouth was planned and well executed. All the birds are identifiable and of note is the fact that the Amazons are CITES Annex A and require licences. To trade without ‘papers’ is a serious offence. We appeal for any information and if anyone has them offered, please call us. Rewards exist for their safe recovery and any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thieves.
Found Craigavon, Northern Ireland 15.07.2013 13868 Found on 15.7.2013 at Craigavon, Northern Ireland a Macaw. Owner traced and re-united.
Found Belgium 24.06.2012 12749 Found on 24.6.2012 at Brussels, Belgium a Rosella.
Found Dubai, U.A.E. 22.11.2015 16434 Found on 22.11.2015 at Dubai, U.A.E. a Cockatoo.
Found Ireland Belfast 12.08.2011 11954 Found on 12.8.2011 at Belfast a Cockatoo.
Found new hampshire USA 09.08.2011 11918 09 August 01:35 found hahns macaw in new hampshire, also please feel free to post on anyother site. he is such a nice bird he must be missing his family Contact Joanne at 978-808-4421 or email
Found Hamilton,Ohio, USA. 31.07.2014 15177 Found on 31.7.2014 at Hamilton, Ohio, USA an African Grey. (Possibly Ref: 15160)
Found Co. Durham 22.02.2018 17782 Found on 22.2.2018 at Barnard Castle, Co. Durham an Amazon.
Found Co Antrim 17.08.2010 11070 Found on 17.8.10 at Co Antrim, a Budgerigar
Found Malaga, Spain 07.12.2016 17162 Found on 7.12.2016 at Malaga, Spain a Cockatoo.
Found Dublin 17.08.2010 11060 Found on 17.8.10 in Dublin, an African Grey
Found Grand Junction, Colorado,USA 22.03.2010 10528 Found on 22.3.10 at Grand Junction, Colorado, USA, a Parakeet with a ring
Found Belfast 30.06.2009 10023 Found on 30.6.09 at Belfast, an African Grey
Lost Charlottesville, VA, USA 19.06.2013 13712 Lost on 19.6.2013 at Charlottesville, VA, USA an African Grey.
Lost West Orange, N.J. USA 16.06.2013 13693 Lost on 16.6.2013 at West Orange, N.J. USA an African Grey.
Lost Downpatrick, Co Down 09.06.2013 13684 Lost on 9.6.2013 at Downpatrick, Co Down an African Grey.
Lost Oregon, USA 30.07.2013 13990 Lost on 30.7.2013 at Oregon, USA a Senegal Parrot.
Lost Co Westmeath, Southern Ireland 09.07.2013 13845 Lost on 9.7.2013 at Milltownpass, Co Westmeath, Southern Ireland an African Grey.
Lost Killyleagh, Co Down 14.07.2013 13903 Lost on 14.7.2013 at Killyleagh, Co Down a Budgerigar.
Lost Co Carlow Ireland 12.10.2013 14331 Lost on 12.10.2013 at Bunclody, Co. Carlow, Ireland a Blue and Yellow Macaw.
Lost Doha, Qatar 18.08.2013 14104 Lost on 18.8.2013 at Doha, Qatar an African Grey.
Lost Norfolk, Virginia, USA 15.09.2013 14244 Lost on 15.9.2013 at Norfolk, Virginia, USA a Jenday Conure.
Lost Mukilteo, Washington State (WA) USA 16.08.2013 14167 Lost on 16.8.2013 at Mukilteo, Washington State (WA) USA a Parrotlet.
Lost Florida USA 01.10.2011 13425 Lost on 1.10.2011 at Jacksonville, Florida, USA an African Grey.
Lost Dungannon, Co Tyrone 31.10.2012 13258 Lost on 31.10.2012 at Dungannon, Co Tyrone a Cockatiel.
Lost Moy N.Ireland 31.10.2012 13242 13242/12 Lost on 31.10.2012 at Moy, N. Ireland a Cockatiel.
Lost Arkansas, USA 29.08.2012 13038 Lost on 29.8.2012 at Arkansas, USA an African Grey.
Lost Belfast N.I. 01.08.2012 12915 Lost on 1.8.2012 at Belfast N.I. a Jenday Conure.
Lost South Australia 05.12.2011 12289 Lost on 5.12.2011 at Murray Bridge, South Australia a Conure.
Lost Cookstown, N. Ireland 02.10.2011 12142 Lost on 2.10.2011 at Cookstown, N. Ireland a Green-cheeked Conure.
Lost Granard, S. Ireland 11.09.2011 12070 Lost on 11.9.11 at Granard, S. Ireland a Blue and Gold Macaw.
Lost Belfast Ireland 05.08.2011 11917 Lost on 5.8.2011 at Belfast a Ducorps Cockatoo, found locally.
Lost Iowa USA 18.05.2011 11598 Lost on 18.5.2011 at Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA a Cockatiel.
Lost IL USA 12.04.2011 11332 LOST AFRICAN GREY Skya, a one year old CAG, flew out her owner's door on Tuesday. They have the cage sitting outside in hopes that she will return. The bird lived in Woodstock, IL. If you have any information, please call David or Chrissy Kruk at 815-823-2132. Any help is appreciated!
Lost Enniskillen, N. Ireland 29.05.2009 9013 Lost on 29.5.09 at Enniskillen, N. Ireland an African Grey.
Lost Country details 8000 details of where and when the loss, theft occurred or details of the found bird. We hope to unite owners with their birds.
Lost Dubai, UAE 25.10.2013 14376 Lost on 25.10.2013 at Dubai, UAE an Alexandrine Parakeet.
Lost California, USA 15.02.2018 17776 Lost on 15.2.2018 at Sonora, California, USA a Amazon
Lost Pennsylvania, USA 12.09.2017 17720 Lost on 12.9.2017 at Miffliville, Pennsylvania, USA a Timneh Grey.
Lost Costa Del Sol, Spain 14.10.2017 17675 Lost on 14.10.2017 at Nerja, in the Pago La Galera area between Nerja and Frigiliana, Costa Del Sol, Spain an African Grey.
Lost Pennsylvania, USA 21.06.2017 17479 Lost on 21.6.2017 at Auburn, Pennsylvania, USA an African Grey.
Lost N. Ireland 30.09.2016 17075 Lost on 30.9.2016 at Carrickfergus, N. Ireland an African Grey.
Lost Maryland, USA 13.08.2016 16968 Lost on 13.8.2016 at Germantown, Maryland, USA a Sun Conure.
Lost Santa Ana, CA, USA 28.07.2016 16922 Lost on 28.7.2016 at Santa Ana, CA, USA an African Grey.
Lost Queens, New York City, USA 06.04.2016 16825 Lost on 6.4.2016 at Queens, New York City, USA an African Grey.
Lost Connecticut, USA 19.04.2016 16638 Lost on 19.4.2016 at Connecticut, USA an African Grey.
Lost Dubai, UAE 13.01.2016 16497 Lost on 13.1.2016 at Dubai, UAE, an African Grey.
Lost OH, USA 01.09.2015 16298 Lost on 1.9.2015 at Cleveland Heights, OH, USA a Cockatiel.
Lost Genoubie, South Africa 10.05.2015 15847 Lost on 10.5.2015 at Genoubie, South Africa an African Grey.
Lost PA, USA 19.04.2015 15787 Lost on 19.4.2015 at Whitehall, PA, USA an African Grey.
Lost Zephyrhills, Florida, USA 11.03.2015 15700 Lost on 11.3.2015 at Zephyrhills, Florida an African Grey.
Lost Toronto, Canada 23.06.2014 14934 Lost on 23.6.2014 at Toronto, Canada an African Grey.
Lost McKinney, Texas, USA 31.10.2013 14375 Lost on 31.10.2013 at McKinney, Texas, USA a Yellow-collared Macaw.
Lost California, USA 03.11.2013 14379 Lost on 3.11.2013 at Altadena, California, USA an African Grey.
Lost San Francisco, USA 04.11.2013 14385 Lost on 4.11.2013 at San Francisco, USA an African Grey.
Lost Belfast, N. Ireland 20.05.2014 14746 Lost on 20.5.2014 at Belfast, N. Ireland a green Eclectus.
Lost Northbrook IL USA 27.07.2014 15141 Lost on 27.7.14 at Northbrook, IL Timneh African Grey Parrot
Lost Columbus, Ohio, USA 31.07.2014 15160 Lost on 31.7.2014 at Columbus, Ohio, USA an African Grey.
Lost Illinois, USA 17.08.2014 15251 Lost on 17.8.2014 at Northbrook, Illinois, USA an African Grey.
Lost KwaZulu Natal, South Africa 22.12.2014 15557 Lost on 22.12.2014 at Kaw Zulu, Natal, South Africa two Conures. Also lost was a Goffin’s Cockatoo later recovered. The Conures are still outstanding.
Lost Victoria, Australia 23.10.2014 15463 Lost on 23.10.2014 at Victoria, Australia a Conure.
Lost Co. Meath, Ireland 22.09.2014 15405 Lost on 22.9.2014 at Co. Meath, Ireland an African Grey.
Stolen Miami, USA 06.04.2015 15735 Stolen on 6.4.2015 at Miami, USA a Green-winged Macaw.
Stolen Holland 01.11.2017 17693 Stolen on 1.11.2017 in Holland, 225 Canaries.
Stolen Co. Down, N. Ireland 11.05.2014 14703 Stolen on 11.5.2014 at Co. Down, N. Ireland two African Greys and an Amazon. Later recovered
Stolen Carnation, Washington State, USA 22.02.2015 15647 Stolen on 22.2.2015 at Carnation, Washington State, USA fifty parrots comprising of Senegals, Conures, Monk and Meyer’s Parakeets, Black-headed and Red-bellied Parrots, Cockatoos and Corellas.
Stolen UK 11.01.2011 11330 Stolen on 11.1.2011 at Bournemouth, Dorset three African Greys, four Vinaceous Amazons and a Lilac-crowned Amazon.
Stolen UK 05.02.2011 11331 Stolen overnight 4/5th February 2011from Lyon Zoo, France four Primates comprising of two Mountain Monkeys (Cercopithecus lhoesti) and two Emperor Tamarins (Sanguinas imperator subgrisescens). They are all positively identifiable. It is vital that they be recovered as breeding programmes have been destroyed as the result of this theft. Please pass any information to John Hayward, Co-ordinator, National Theft Register, Tel: 01869 325699 Email:
Stolen Germany 14.12.2015 16458 Stolen overnight 13/14 December 2015 from a zoo in West Germany, two Hyacinth Macaws.
Stolen Rotterdam, Holland 05.09.2014 15333 Stolen on 5.9.2014 at Rotterdam, Holland a collection of Rare Guira Cuckoos.
Theft World wide 24.11.2010 11071 Re reference number 8584 = TWO men have been jailed after admitting stealing exotic and valuable parrots from a farm near Wisbech. Trevor Pitts, 36, and James Collins, 34, travelled from their homes in South Yorkshire using hire vehicles in order to steal the rare birds in 2008. The court heard the pair stole 17 parrots worth up to £130,000 from aviaries at an isolated farm in Friday Bridge overnight on September 13 and 14, 2008.Ten were Red-tailed Amazons worth about £100,000, two were Blue-fronted Amazons, two Vinaceous Amazons and one a Cuban Amazon.The birds are very rare, in the wild and in captivity. All of the birds still need to be found. CAN YOU HELP? There is a possibility that they were moved out of the UK and into Europe.
Theft Co.Wicklow, Ireland 06.02.2010 10489 Stolen on 6.2.10 at Co.Wicklow, Ireland, a large collection of mules and pied Greenfinches
Theft Bird Park Holland 18.09.2009 10331 Stolen on night of Friday 18th September 2009 from a Bird Park in Holland, a collection of Softbills and a Green-cheeked Amazon ring No.1HO2311. Full details already circulated.
Theft ISRAEL 24.12.2008 8847 Major Parrot Theft ISRAEL. Stolen on 24.12.2008 from a Zoological Centre at Tel Aviiv, Israel, Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger atterimus), Blue-throated Macaw (Ara gaucogularis), Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Cuban Amazon (Amazona leucocephala), Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeater). It was first thought that the stolen birds remained in the Country, but it is now considered that they have been shipped out. These parrots are all in breeding programmes which have consequently been destroyed. They are all positively identifiable and we can check out any suspect bird. We have been asked to assist and therefore request that all specialist breeders in the UK with overseas connections spread the word re this significant theft. Can I further ask for BIAZA to circulate to all members and EAZA, UK Wildlife Crime Unit to CITES Secretariat and Interpol and to CITES Team Heathrow. Defra please inform Enforcement Inspectors and PAW Secretariat. Many thanks. Any information re these items to my office please on 01869 325699 email John Hayward - Co-ordinator- National Theft Register Exotic Animals.
Theft Omagh, Northern Ireland 13.12.2008 8746 Stolen on 13.12.08 from Omagh, Northern Ireland, twp Quaker Parrots
Theft France 12.03.2008 8087 Stolen on 12.3.08 from a motor caravan at Moustiers St.Marie, Provence, France, a Black-headed Caique. The owners are touring and reside in North Wales
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