The National Cage Bird Show is host to one of the most respected bird fancier competitions, with 17 divisions in all. This year's National Cage Bird Show takes place November 16 to 18, 2000 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and features a new addition to the canary division — the Spanish timbrado canary. Bob Methany, the National Bird Club Show's 2nd vice president and judges coordinator, and treasurer Clarence Culwell confirmed the addition of the Spanish timbrado division, stating that the division was officially created during its spring board meeting. Ricardo Jose Rozas de la Cruz of Spain will surely keep his ears wide open for this one, because he will judge the Spanish timbrado division for best song. The National Cage Bird Show has promoted the accomplishments of breeders and fanciers of all types of birds since 1949, when the first show was held under the auspices of the Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club. Since then, bird fanciers have vied for the coveted Scannell trophy, which is presented each year to the "Best Bird in Show." For more information, visit www.ncbs.org/.