About Us

About Us

Founded in 1977, the Minnesota Companion Bird Association (MCBA) continues to pursue these goals:

  • Help you be successful with your pet Bird
  • Educate members on the changing world of pet bird care, including developments in feeding, behavior, and health
  • Promote the conservation of and appreciation for the world’s rainforests and other avian habitats
  • Update members about challenges facing birds in the wild and encourage programs which support endangered species
  • Promote the health and happiness of all birds with help from other members and our guest speakers
  • Provide a friendly atmosphere to socialize with other bird owners and enthusiasts

The Minnesota Companion Bird Association is a bird club based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, providing a social, informational, and commercial network for over 300 parrot (and other pet bird) owners, aviculturists, business owners, avian veterinarians, and ornithologists throughout the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and the Midwest. Whether you are just starting to look for your first bird or you have many years in aviculture, the MCBA welcomes you!

Board of directors

Term Expires: 1/1/2019
Term Expires: 1/1/2019
Term Expires: 1/1/2019
Term Expires: 1/1/2019
Term Expires: 1/1/2019
Term Expires: 1/1/2019



The Minnesota Companion Bird Association was founded in 1977. We are governed by a six to ten member Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three to six Directors. Elections are held every November to determine the four executive positions and one half of the Directors. In addition, Committee Chairpersons are appointed by the Board to head our many specialized committees. 

The Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. At Davannis Restaurant in Golden Valley, MN. Off of Highway 55 and Winnetka Ave. 

All members are welcome to attend Board meetings. Members are asked to reserve agenda time in advance if they would like to address the Board.

Bird Of The Month

Meet Groucho – a Congo African Grey parrot!  Groucho turned out to be a girl after 15 years of being a boy ( a blood test is needed to determine sex in this species).  Groucho was hatched in 1992 as far as we know from her records. She came to her adoptive home when her second owner became ill and could no longer care for her.  African Grey parrots are known for being incredibly smart and great talkers and sound mimickers – although many other species have demonstrated the same capabilities.  Some African Grey parrots choose not to use human language to communicate so if having a “talking bird” is important to you, it is best to get an adult bird that has shown a willingness to talk. Groucho has been living happily with her “forever home” family since 2007 and has 2 other African Greys, 2 Amazons and a male Eclectus in her flock. 

Get in Touch!

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Please email us or write to:
PO Box 28175
Oakdale, MN 55128

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