Smithsonian Red Siskin colony: The new SCBI flock is thriving and we expect to start hatching chicks this spring! We are lining up interns to assist researchers with data collection on nutrition, vocalization, and breeding behaviors.

Red Siskin Conservation Center: RUHL WALKER Architects have produced a spectacular conceptual design for the conservation breeding and education facility planned for Bararida Zoo-VE. This is a major step forward for the RSI reintroduction plan!.

In pictures: Red Siskin Conservation Center. Conceptual design for Red Siskin Conservation Breeding and Education Center (RSCC) at Bararida Zoo in Barquisimeto Venezuela. This elegant yet economical facility will be the main site for breeding siskins for reintroduction and the central feature of Bararida’s conservation education and training programs. Architectural services have been generously donated by Ruhl Walker Architects.