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We are a brand new,
"hatchling" group dedicated to the welfare of
avian pets and psittaciformes in the wild; and to
responsible bird ownership through education and example.
Our flyers and cards are circulating
the area. Pets 'N' You have been kind enough to hang our
flyer in their store and hand out our cards to interested
bird people. Snyder's Country Pet Food, located just down
the road from Walmart and Pets 'N' You in Montoursville,
also has our flyers and cards, and will be making bird
products available for our group.
So, if you have a pet bird, would like
to have a pet bird, or are simply interested in the
amazing world of those flying creatures, please join us.
We have a new, temporary meeting
place that is large enough to hold our
members as we are growing rapidly. We are
on the look out for a permanent place to
meet. It is very exciting to see the
interest and growth of our group.
We are in the process of getting
the paperwork together to file as a
non-profit group. The advantages to this
are many. There are tax exemptions, lower
rates, and available resources for a
- Perches: All
birds need different size and textures of
perches in their cage to keep their feet
healthy. From tiny twigs to to cememt
perches to rope perches, a variety
promote good foot health. You also want
to make sure that perches are kept clean
so you bird is not exposed to bacteria
and fungus. Perches can be disinfected,
or simply replaced.
Add needed moisture to the air by
maintaining an aquarium in the bird room
or area of the house where your birds are
kept. It adds moisture to the air and also is
very entertaining for the birds.
Summer Safety Tips and
- Never leave your parrot
unattended outside in his cage or
otherwise because parrots are escape
artists as you probably already know.
- Don't leave them in a
screened in porch unattended. A would-be
thief can easily cut the screen to take
- Make your home a difficult
target for thieves. Outdoor lighting,
alarms, deadbolts on your door. You might
even want to keep a lock on your parrot
cages while you are away.
- If you go on vacation and
have someone to come and take care of
Polly, alert the police that you will be
away and that you have exotic birds. Some
police departments offer a
- Don't advertise to
would-be thieves. Placing a bird cage
near a window should also be accompanied
by blinds or shades. During the day, a
sheer curtain will obstruct the view, but
at night when lights are on, close those
- Keep a list of special
characteristics of your bird. Keep a list
of what she says, her band number, and
anything else that will identify her from
all the others like her. Take pictures of
your bird from all angles.
Youngstown Ohio Bird
Fair located just off I-80 exit
229 in the Holiday Inn from 10am to 4 pm.
Travel time is approx. three and a half
hours from Williamsport. The next fair is
coming up in June 01, Aug. 03, Oct. 19,
& Dec 14th.
Tammy D. a group member, has the
following available to non-smoking,
approved homes : Cockatiels, pet size
English Budgies, Green Cheek Conures and
Blue Crown Conures, and she may be
expecting Indian Ringnecks. Visit her at Http://tammybirds.tripod.com
Peggy H. has the following
available, or soon to be available, to
non-smoking, approved homes: Cockatiels,
Violet Lovebirds, English Budgies, Green
Cheek Conures, and also buys out of the
nest from other breeders, so she might
have something else available.. You can take a look by visiting
Http://thatbirdplace.tripod.com and see what else might be
would be interested in a baby Senegal
Parrot, contact Connie at OurNestBox@aol.com. She has five babies at various
ages from hand feeding to fully weaned.
The African parrots are quiet, loving,
and very intelligent. She is not a
member, but a very good person and
Our New Classified Page
Classifieds by Bravenet.com
List your bird
related item here by emailing us the information
We have a yearly
membership fee. These fees go directly into the
group's treasury and are pro-rated per quarter
for members joining later in the year..
member, $30.00/YRLY per household Membership fees
are due at the first of the year, or when
enrolling. This fee can be paid in
newsletter will be updated as new
information becomes available.
Schedule & Details
baby at 3 days old. He could fit on a dime.
Our next meeting will be: June 01, 2008 @ 3pm to
accomodate the Memorial Day holiday.
Through the Summer
months we will continue to meet at our regular
time, which is the last Sunday of each month at
3pm. If this conflicts with a holiday weekend our
meeting will be rescheduled. We gather at a
temporary meeting place which is located at 722
First Ave. in Wmspt. This is subject to change as
we are looking for a larger, more permanent
Along with a discussion and
answer time at our meetings, we will be doing the
Mystery Item Auction! Each member will
bring a wrapped item [s] labeled for
human or bird to be auctioned. The
auctioneer will give hints as to what it
might be. This is all for fun and to
raise a little cash for our treasury.
Bring a friend month! Win a birdie prize.
[Tentatively] We're going to try to
line up a speaker depending on
End of Summer Picnic - Indian Park in
Montoursville. This will take place after
Table: At each
meeting, there will be a table for raffle and
sale items. If you have a used cage or other
supplies, toys, books, etc. and would like to
place it on the table, bring it along with a
This cage is
just a picture and not available.
goals is to get to the point
that members can find much of what they
need for their FIDs through the bird
group, whether it be toys, cages, other
supplies, and even a new FID!
you would like to sell your item and keep the
profit, or donate all or part of the profit to
the group, either is fine! It's all about helping
each other out and it is perfectly fine to get a
little $$ for your item. You might even swap with
someone.Be sure to put a tag on it with the price
and either your name for yourself, or WOW for the
If it does not
sell, take it along home and bring it back next
You can also list
the item in this newsletter under Birdie Bulletin
our first meeting in January we began a 50/50
cash raffle which will end with our June 2008
group meeting and the proceeds will go to the
winner and to WOWPBS.
are $ 1.00 each. You may buy as many as you want.
are planning a head for fund raising events such
as having a stand at craft fairs and other
activities like this. A vendor's pop-up canopy
and tables are available through Peggy H. So if
you hear of an event in your area, be sure to let
us know. Contact Elisabeth.
crafters out there? Please plan to donate items
you handiwork and your time for these events.
And, if you have any bird related items from
books to perches that youwould like to donate to
be raffled off, let us know.
everyone helps out here and there, the burden
will not be on just a handful of people.
are always looking for new idea!
big is our nest egg?
nest egg are the funds raised that support our
group, whether it be through membership fees or
might ask why our group needs money?
are needed for the group so we can eventually
rent space for our meetings, buy printing
material for our newsletters, brochures, other
printed material, postage, business cards, raffle
tickets, food for snacks during our meetings, and
now the founding members are financing everything
until we take flight.
will also be needed to offer to special speakers,
and to finance our foster home program once we
have take off and full flight.
we grow, we will find other needs for our
treasury is managed by two people, but over-seen
by all founding members.
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You may contact the following
founding members [the
people behind the scene] through the email address
above unless otherwise noted, or their
R, Fund Raising, co- Treasury,
M, co- Treasury, Organizational.
Organizational, co- secretarial,
coordinator, species profiler.
Organizational, Foster Program.
H,-Founder, Foster/Adoptive Program,
Organizational, Web Site Design and
Management, co-secretarial coordinator.
of these people intertwine with