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 possbile transfer of avian diseases.
To keep everyone's feathered friends safe we do not allow birds at our meetings.
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
June 21 7 PM
“Chop Til You Drop” Chop Making Workshop @ Maple Grove Community Center
Our annual chop making event! We’ll work together to make a huge batch of chop. You can purchase quart bags of chop for $10 and gallon bags of chop for $35. We’ll supply all the ingredients. BRING YOUR FOOD PROCESSOR (IF AVAILABLE), CUTTING BOARDS, SHARP KNIVES AND A “CAN DO” ATTITUDE! JOIN THE FUN!!
June 25-26, 2017
Come see MCBA at Pride Festival at Loring Park.
In House Training Topic – Preparing Your Bird for the Vet Visit
“Perch Potato Party” – Perch & PVC Toy Making Workshop
With Gaye Thomasson of GetCreative2
(Additional Materials Fee)
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 early bird registration ($79 student registration)
In House Training Topic – Conservation Efforts & Our Role
Social & Movie Night
Bird Of The Month
Parrots - Big and Small - are for life. We're a privilege... and a commitment
Get in Touch!
Please email us or write to:
PO Box 28175
Oakdale, MN 55128
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