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Review for American Federation Of Aviculture, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The American Federation of Aviculture Inc. has been the grass roots education organization for parrot and other bird keepers for over 35 years. They have assisted pet owners and breeders from Hurricanes to fires and floods. This organization has provided one of the most educational magazines in the cottage industry for as long as they have been in business. They offer a full color magazine, online education courses on bird keeping, and an annual convention where members can meet vendors and other professionals in the business. The greatest minds in aviculture come together here in this one non-profit to offer education and assistance to anyone with a pet or breeding bird. The AFA offers annual awards for First Time Breeding, Establishment of species, and more. It is a world renowned and respected organization of AVICULTURISTS and EXPERTS.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The way the United States Fish and Wildlife Service now views aviculture in the United States. Additionally, the generous assistance their vendors such as ZuPreem, Hagen, Kaytee, Roudybush, Sun Seed, and so many others have given the AFA so they can accomplish their mission during times of disaster.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change their bylaws to allow the expulsion of detractors and other members that joined only to start trouble. Especially those that are also affiliated with "agenda driven" groups that seek to end bird keeping in the United States. All organizations that offer membership to the public have to deal with "bad apples", they should be able to throw them out and watch them rot from afar.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?


Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It has been a lifetime of opportunity for me and many others.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like part of a family...

Role:  Volunteer & I have been an officer and a volunteer and staff writer for 25 years. .