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In every issue of The Watchbird you’ll find fascinating articles from experts in all aspects of Aviculture. You’ll also find resources to help you and your birds with products and services and of course beautiful photos from around the world. And, in our special issue following our yearly convention, you’ll also find a recap of the convention; it’s the next best thing to being there yourself! Be sure to keep an eye on The Watchbird, your news source Aviculture and The American Federation of Aviculture.


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