Plan now to attend our 50th Educational Conference in 2024

The American Federation of Aviculture, Inc. (AFA) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to keeping birds in our lives. The AFA helps fund small grants for avian research, conservation of species in the wild, provides disaster relief for bird owners in the United States, helps fund educational programs and an annual educational conference. The AFA keeps and eye on legislation designed to make bird keeping difficult or impossible, and we print the AFA Watchbird Journal, a magazine-like periodical chock full of educational articles on bird keeping and the businesses of birds.

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American Federation of Aviculture (AFA)

AFA serves the United States and the International community of people who keep birds, such as bird breeders, pet owners, veterinarians, re-homers and sanctuaries, conservation scientists, and the commercial members that support aviculture.

AFA is aviculture’s contact to US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA, CITES, and Congress.

Join AFA Now And Receive:

  • Award Winning Journal “Watchbird” about bird keeping, breeding conservation and more…….
  • 10% discount on your bird feed and supplies from our commercial members with our Member-to-Member program.
  • Network bird clubs and bird keeping businesses with our members, to keep the bird community together to learn and problem-solve.
  • Free line advertising in “Fast Ads” bimonthly to advertise birds for sale.
  • Conservation News at next publication.
  • Legislative alerts.

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      AFA :

      • Is a United States Federally registered 501 (C) 3 non-profit, founded in 1974
      • Is Identified by the U.S. Congress Offices of Technology and Assessment as the nation’s grassroots organization of bird breeders.
      • Is Recognized by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species as an NGO allowed to provide input related U.S. involvement in the CITES treaty.

      Mission Statement: The mission and purpose of AFA shall be to promote the advancement of Aviculture through educational programs that support the advancement and improvement of breeding practices, husbandry practices, and living conditions for exotic birds, conservation, research and legislative awareness.

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