Upcoming Bird Events This Weekend

Many fun and exciting bird events, expos, seminars and workshops are going on over the weekend.

Whether you are interested in buying a new bird, getting new supplies or upgrading your bird knowledge, check out these activities!

Parrot Behavior and Training Workshop

Round House

Keller, Texas

April 17

This workshop will be presented by expert Barbara Heidenreich, and will go on from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM. It will include a complimentary breakfast; for lunch, there are nearby restaurants, or people can bring their own lunches and put them in the fridge.

The workshop will cover topics like the basics of training, interpreting bird body language, solving behavioral problems and the health and welfare of training birds. There will be lectures, Powerpoints, games, written materials and other techniques.

Fiesta Mart

Live Oak Civic Center

San Antonio, Texas

April 17

The Fiesta Mart will be hosted by the Alamo Exhibition Bird Club. It will go on from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; admission is $3, or free for children under 12. There will be a huge raffle table with a chance to win a flat-screen TV. There will also be an education table that will have free information on bird care.

Healthy Food, Healthy Bird

Robert Morris University-Patrick Henry Center (Hopwood Hall)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 17

This seminar will start at 10:00 AM; it is free for members and $10 for non-members. You must register at least 3 days in advance.

B and J’s Bird Fair

Plumber and Pipefitters Local 25

Rock Island, Illinois

April 17

This bird fair will go on from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. It will feature vendors selling various discount cages, bulk bird seed and accessories. There will be all sorts of birds present.

San Jose Bird Mart

Santa Clara Fairgrounds

San Jose, California

April 18

The San Jose Bird Mart will take place from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Admission is $8 for adults, $2 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. This show will feature live birds and reptiles, along with seed, cages, custom aviaries, toys, flowers and other special gifts. There will be lots of prizes as well.

Exotic Bird Society of America’s Bird Expo

Central Florida Fairgrounds

Orlando, Florida

April 18

This will be a huge bird shopping mall, with all sorts of birds and bird-related merchandise. There will also be assorted seminars and bird trick shows. It costs $5 for nonmembers; children under 10 are free. It will go on from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Ohio Bird Fair

UAW Local 1250 Hall

Brook Park, Ohio

April 18

This bird fair will feature cages, bird toys, feeds, hand-raised birds, breeding birds, brooder boxes, nesting boxes, food cups, perches and assorted bird supplies for sale. It will go on from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. It costs $3 to get in, but free for kids under 9.

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