This question came up recently on the AZA training list:
"Does anyone have experience handling/training Toucans? If so, or if you know of anyone could you e-mail me the contact name." Thank you-
Clicker training was the fast answer.
"We have two red billed toucans that we have been working with here at Gulf World. Before I got involved they were using luring and verbal cues. Now that we are using a clicker they have been trained to step
up, to crate, to fly to a station and to hop across the stage. More progress was made in a couple of weeks with a clear precise marker than had been in months. They are in our show now and doing very well."
Director of Avian Education
Gulf World Marine Park
Panama City Beach, Florida