Events

Interested in birds? The oldest established bird club in the USA is right here in Minnesota!! Join our monthly meeting, which feature interesting speakers and education, fun and entertainment for the parrot enthusiast. Learn about proper nutrition and behavior, foraging, and more – Plus gain an understanding of birds in the wild & conservation efforts!!! 

All meetings start at 7:00 pm. 
No birds are allowed due to the possible transfer of avian diseases.
 

To keep everyone's feathered friends safe we do not allow birds at our meetings.
 

Meeting Information

Most MCBA bird club meetings feature speakers discussing various aspects of aviculture - bird behavior, health care, breeding, conservation, environmental issues, nutrition, and more. Two meetings per year feature fundraisers with pot luck food, fun and a casual atmosphere. We schedule several national and international bird-related speakers each year to inform and entertain our members. To help cover the costs of these special programs, we sometimes have to charge a small additional admission fee for both members and visitors.

The Minnesota Companion Bird Association meets at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, Minnesota. 
 

Meeting Protocol and Visitor 

All members, guests, and visitors must sign in upon entering the meeting hall. After a short social period, meetings are called to order for announcements about MCBA events and other topics. The main program (1 - 2 hours) follows these announcements. Children are always welcome, but parents are expected to remind them to remain quiet during the presentation. There is no smoking allowed in the facility.

The MCBA loves to have visitors join us at our bird club meetings! Visitors and guests of members may attend one meeting free of charge, but must pay an admission fee of $3.00 per meeting (More when there is an out-of-town speaker) thereafter, should they choose not to join by that time.
 

Commercial Tables are available!

We encourage commercial membership and welcome any commercial members to set up tables for selling their products or services  If you are interested in a Commercial Membership, or would like to set up a table at a meeting, please let one of the Board members know.

 

We are excited about our 2017 Schedule of Events!

2017 MEETING AND EVENTS CALENDAR

(Subject to change based on availability)

Monthly Meetings are from 7 PM – 9 PM at the Maple Grove Community Center

 

August 16

“Perch Potato Party” – Perch & PVC Toy Making Workshop

With Gaye Thomasson of GetCreative2

(Additional Materials Fee)

PVC Perch Party

September 20

Fundraiser Silent Auction & Raffle


Saturday, October 21, 2017

BARBARA HEIDENREICH BEHAVIOR & TRAINING WORKSHOP  9 AM – 4 PM

Don’t miss this opportunity to work with a world renowned avian behaviorist!  For more information about Barbara and the workshop, click here.

Location:    Gathering Place Lutheran Ministries (aka Trinity Lutheran of Lake Johanna)                                                                                              3245 New Brighton Road, Roseville, MN

Before October 1st :  $99 MCBA Member early bird registration ($79 student registration)

Behavior Workshop Reg

November 15

In House Training Topic – Conservation Efforts & Our Role


December 20

Social & Movie Night

Bird Of The Month

Parrots - Big and Small - are for life. We're a privilege... and a commitment.

Get in Touch!

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

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