Bird clubs have evolved from groups of breeders gathering to share advice to service clubs raising money for avian research, conservation and sanctuaries. Clubs today offer education, opportunities for networking with other “bird brains,” social interaction and a variety of bird-related services, such as veterinary referrals, bird-sitter registries and discounts at local pet shops. Special events throughout the year attract visitors and help fund club programs and activities. With all that a bird club has to offer, many bird lovers have thought about starting their own bird club.
**For the full article, pick up the December 2007 special Anniversary Collector's Issue of BIRD TALK**