Welcome to the Minnesota
Companion Bird Association!
The Minnesota Companion Bird Association (MCBA) is a 501c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all avian species kept as companion birds. Our members have bird species from finches and budgies (parakeets) to large macaws.
The mission of the MCBA is to help keep companion birds and their owners happily together by providing an educational, social and commercial network for people who are interested in or who already keep pet birds.
To meet these goals we meet monthly and have the opportunity to hear speakers who bring us up-to-date information on bird behavior and training, diet and nutrition, avian diseases and treatment, conservation of birds and habitat in the wild and a host of other topics. We provide an opportunity to get together with other people who are also interested in these fascinating and wonderful feathered creatures and who can share their experiences and knowledge.
Join Our Monthly Meetings
Please check out our Events page to see when our upcoming monthly meetings, board meetings and other parrot events that are coming up at MCBA.
We are also working on getting a new, exciting, newsletter up and running.
Here is a little more information on our organization - hope to see you at an upcoming meeting!
MCBA has compiled this list for you to use as an informational resource only, to find avian vets in your area.
Bird of the Month
Samantha Rose is a Double Yellow Headed Amazon (Amazona oratrix). She is 21 years old and is in her second home having joined her current flock in 2008. Sam is a gentle girl, chooses to limit her human vocabulary but loves making Amazon sounds. She always sounds so happy! The Double Yellow Headed Amazon is an endangered species native to Mexico and northern Central America. Because of their endangered status only captive bred birds can be owned. They are known to have charming personalities and are highly desirable as pets. Samantha’s humans of course think that she is a “practically perfect parrot in every way” Sam resides with a lively flock of 3 African Grey parrots, a Blue Fronted Amazon (who she is constantly competing with!) and a male Eclectus that calls Sam his “girl”.