The 58th annual National Cage Bird Show (NCBS) — “The Show of Shows,” as its slogan says — will take place November 16 to 18, 2006, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Illinois. The Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club is hosting this year’s event, which rotates around the country every year.
As the largest U.S. bird show, NCBS has categories for nearly every type of canary and finch, as well as a few reserved for parrots. Judges fly in from around the world, and awards give breeders bragging rights and heightened interest in their stock. The judging will take place on that Friday.
Higgins Premium Pet Foods sponsors the event, which includes a youth essay contest, the Higgins award trophies and avian seminars. Higgins has been involved with NCBS for nearly three decades and the main sponsor since 2002.
For complete information, visit www.ncbs.org, or call Bonnie Cain at (614) 871-5445. To reserve a room at the hotel, call (800) 266-9432. NCBS organizers have reserved a limited number of rooms for a discounted rate.