AN INTRODUCTION TO THE RALEIGH-DURHAM CAGED BIRD SOCIETY (RDCBS)
The RDCBS membership is comprised of over 100 families or individuals from around the triangle area, including pet bird owners, bird breeders, pet store owners and employees, and veterinarians and their assistants and students. A large number of species are represented among members’ bird families, with psittacine birds ranging from budgerigars to Hyacinth macaws and non-psittacines from finches to peafowl. The primary purposes of the RDCBS are to educate club members and members of the general public about the care and breeding of caged birds and about larger avicultural concerns such as captive propagation of rare and endangered species and conservation of avian species in their native habitats.
The club meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2:30 P.M. at the Glen Eden Pilot Park Community Building on the west side of Raleigh. Meetings include lectures or demonstrations on a variety of avicultural topics and also feature a “bird species of the month”. Our meetings also provide a chance to cultivate friendships with other aviculturists and pet bird owners.
A bimonthly newsletter, The Carolina Parakeet, is published for members and provides useful information on a variety of avicultural topics and current concerns. The RDCBS’ educational outreach program includes its annual Pet Bird Fair held on the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend each year. In addition, the RDCBS provides bird exhibits at the North Carolina State Fair and at special events of institutions such as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science. Various members also provide educational demonstrations about cage birds for 4-H groups, school classroom projects or field trips, nursing homes, etc. The RDCBS is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in accordance with IRS tax code section 501(c)(3). Thus, your donations to the RDCBS are tax-deductible. Information about RDCBS and avicultural topics of interest are also accessible online at RDCBS’ Web site: http://www.rdcbs.org. This site includes the latest information about upcoming RDCBS events, selected articles from The Carolina Parakeet, and links to the Web sites of the aforementioned national societies with which we are affiliated.
RDCBS Club Affiliations
American Federation of Aviculture (AFA)The American Federation of Aviculture (AFA) is a nonprofit national organization established in 1974, whose purpose is to represent all aspects of aviculture and to educate the public about keeping and breeding birds in captivity.
World Parrot Trust With thousands of members in over 50 countries, our branches work to achieve the stated aims of the World Parrot Trust, which are: The survival of parrot species in the wild, and the welfare of captive birds everywhere.
The club meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2:30 P.M. at the Glen Eden Pilot Park Community Building on the west side of Raleigh.
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The Raleigh-Durham Caged Bird Society is a nonprofit organization that provides funding to avian projects throughout the world. Each year we raise funds that are donated to various organizations in an effort to support avian research. Recipients of our grants include, but are not limited to: The North Carolina State University Veterinary School and Dr. Keven Flammer for ongoing research in avian medicine, The Tambapata Macaw Project and Dr. Donald Brightsmith, and the American Federation of Aviculture.
In addition to the annual grants, we make donations to various avian causes that are deemed deserving by our Board of Directors. One example of this type of donation, was a substantial contribution to AFA for their relief efforts to the avian victims of Hurricane Katrina and those left homeless and in need of food and supplies in the ravaged Gulf Coast region.
If you would like to support the Raleigh-Durham Caged Bird Society by making a donation, you may do so by clicking on the “DONATE” button below. You can rest assured that your tax deductible contribution will go toward furthering avian research and education. Thank you in advance for your donation.
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Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park
2006 Bird Fair
2005 Bird Fair
1999 Bird Fair