2022 AFA Conference
Hyatt Regency Dulles, Herndon, VA.August 4-7, 2022.

Breeders, pet owners, zoo keepers, veterinarians, all in one place! Let’s keep up legislative awareness!

Who the AFA serves

We serve the United States and the international community of people who keep birds, such as bird breeders, pet owners, veterinarians, and conservation scientists. We also provide factual information to those who regulate the keeping of birds, so decision-makers have access to accurate, up-to-date information. Learn about the services the AFA provides to the bird community.

What will be at this conference?

  • Submit a talk abstract to our AFA Vice President, Ms. Hayes, dancergigi@yahoo.com
  • FREE bird mart open to the public! Vendors and bird shopping! Meet with company reps for in-person Q&A!
  • Talks from global leaders on medicine, enrichment, free-flight, diet, bird transport, of best educational practices.
  • Schedule of speakers TBA
  • Q&A with speakers to ask your burning bird questions.
  • Representatives from bird clubs and bird keeping businesses. Find your nearest club, network a bird sitter!
  •  If you can’t travel, join us over Zoom registration.

 A recognized non-profit

    • United States Federally registered 501 (C) 3 non-profit.
    • Identified by the U.S. Congress Offices of Technology and Assessment as the nation’s grassroots organization of bird breeders.
    • 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.
    • Founded in 1974.

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.