About the National Capital Bird Club
|What is the National Capital Bird Club?||We are a group that loves pet birds and gathers together on a monthly basis for FRIENDSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, and FUN!|
|What is the purpose of the NCBC?||To stimulate and encourage interest in exotic birds, and to promote education in the proper care, feeding, and housing of our fascinating feathered friends. Whether they be pets or breeders, in cages or in aviaries, we enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded bird enthusiasts. We also promote and support avian research and education about the conservation of exotic birds in their native habitats.|
|What are some of NCBC’s activities?||NCBC conducts monthly meetings, informs you about bird marts & conventions, holds picnics, auctions and holiday parties, raises funds for conservation, and publishes a monthly newsletter for members. The newsletter keeps members in touch with the club and current issues surrounding aviculture in our nation and around the globe. This means that club members receive avicultural information from experts at the local, state, and national levels. The National Capital Bird Club is a member of the American Federation of Aviculture (AFA), the Bird Clubs of Virginia (BCV), the Bird Clubs of America (BCA), and the World Parrot Trust..|
|What happens at meetings?||We feature speakers, refreshments and plenty of conversation. Featured speakers lecture on relevant topics such as care & nutrition, behavior, toy-making workshops, species information, veterinary care, and breeding. Some of our speakers are nationally known and recognized experts in their fields. Some members bring their birds to meetings, enabling others to learn more about that particular kind of bird.|
|When and where are our meetings?||
Our club normally meets at 3:30pm on the first Sunday of every month at the McLean Government Center.