In late November 2014, commercial turkey farms located near Abbottsford, British Columbia, Canada began to experience higher than normal mortality rates. Laboratory samples were collected and a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N2 was detected in the turkeys....more
The AFA Education Committee is proud to present our newest effort in
providing quality materials to anyone interested in learning more
about the avian world. The Avian Biology Classroom (ABC) is made up
of modules authored and compiled by Jason Crean, MA, MS, AFA
Education Chair. These are geared towards classroom teachers, bird
club programs, and anyone else interested in learning more about the
biology of birds. The first module teaches participants about
scientific problem-solving through the conservation story of the
kakapo. It also has an additional activity that highlights the owl
studies of researcher and AFA member Caroline Efstathion. We hope
you can use this module at your next bird club meeting or share it
with other eager learners. Other modules will be available in the
future here where you can download them for free!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a final rule that, effective July 24, will list the Philippine cockatoo and the yellow-crested cockatoo as endangered, and the white cockatoo as threatened, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973....more
The Sun Conure (Aratinga solstitialis) is featured on the newest
CITES collector pin in the series. Now available in the
We can now keep, breed, sell, and transport our federally listed non-native endangered species of wildlife in Virginia. Click here to read more.
make it to the 2014 Educational Conference? Want to share a particular
speaker's presentation with your local bird club? Looking to add
to your private avian library?
Over 100 titles are now available in our library - order for yourself or your organization.
The 2014 Convention DVDs are now available. Get yours now!
The AFA Disaster Relief Team is ready to assist anyone in need due to a recent weather-related disaster. Contact the AFA Business Office at 512-585-9800 or your Regional Director immediately so that AFA can assist you with your bird-related needs.