Fundamentals of Aviculture
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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza & Biosecurity Practices For Aviculturists

In late November 2014, commercial turkey farms located near Abbottsford, British Columbia, Canada began to experience higher than normal mortality rates. Laboratory samples were collected and a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N2 was detected in the turkeys....more

New! The Avian Biology Classroom (ABC)

The AFA Education Committee is proud to present our newest effort in providing quality materials to anyone interested in learning more about the avian world.  The Avian Biology Classroom (ABC) is made up of modules authored and compiled by Jason Crean, MA, MS, AFA Education Chair.  These are geared towards classroom teachers, bird club programs, and anyone else interested in learning more about the biology of birds.  The first module teaches participants about scientific problem-solving through the conservation story of the kakapo.  It also has an additional activity that highlights the owl studies of researcher and AFA member Caroline Efstathion.  We hope you can use this module at your next bird club meeting or share it with other eager learners.  Other modules will be available in the future here where you can download them for free!

New Import and Export Restrictions
on Three Parrot Species

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a final rule that, effective July 24, will list the Philippine cockatoo and the yellow-crested cockatoo as endangered, and the white cockatoo as threatened, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973....more

New Release CITES Pin - Sun Conure

The Sun Conure (Aratinga solstitialis) is featured on the newest CITES collector pin in the series.  Now available in the AFA Store!

Do You Have a Legislative Issue?

Anyone that needs help or input with legislative issues should click here for important information and contact AFA Legislative Vice President Genny Wall at

Legislative Update - SUCCESS IN VIRGINIA!

We can now keep, breed, sell, and transport our federally listed non-native endangered species of wildlife in Virginia.  Click here to read more.

AFA Cares - Your Donation Makes a Difference!


Now Available: 2014 Convention DVDs

Didn't make it to the 2014 Educational Conference?  Want to share a particular speaker's presentation with your local bird club?  Looking to add to your private avian library? 

Over 100 titles are now available in our library - order for yourself or your organization.

The 2014 Convention DVDs are now available.  Get yours now!

AFA Disaster Relief

The AFA Disaster Relief Team is ready to assist anyone in need due to a recent weather-related disaster. Contact the AFA Business Office at 512-585-9800 or your Regional Director immediately so that AFA can assist you with your bird-related needs.