Membership and Volunteer Information

The MCBA is run entirely by the volunteer efforts of our members. Since everyone has something special to offer the bird club, all members are encouraged to run for office or volunteer for committees and events. If you have some spare time and/or a special skill you'd like to share with your club, leave your name and phone number with a Board member at a meeting.

There are several ways to join or renew your membership with MCBA:
~ by mail 
~ coming to monthly meeting
~ paypal

Membership form

By mail

Members have one month after the date of expiration to renew before their membership is cancelled.
To join or renew, click on this Membership form and mail with your check to: 

MCBA Membership, c/o Patti Christie, 5443 Fairlawn Shores Tr SE, Prior Lake, MN  55372

You may also fill out the form and pay online with Paypal.

Membership options are described in detail in the newsletter and at the membership table at meetings. Annual dues for the various membership types are:

~ Individual: $25.00
~ Family: $32.00
~ Senior (65+) Individual: $20.00
~ Senior (65+) Family: $25.00
~ Junior (Under 14): $10.00
~ Commercial: $50
~ Student: $15

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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