On, April 7, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published in the Federal Register proposed revisions to the July 6, 2012 proposed rule to list the northern subspecies of scarlet macaw (Ara macao cyanoptera) and the northern population of the southern subspecies (A. m. macao) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA)...more
A Final Rule from the US Fish and Wildlife Service has been issued.
The Military and Great Green Macaws are now listed under the ESA as
Endangered. Effective 11/2/15 they cannot be moved across state lines
in commerce without a permit. No "special rule" is available
for Endangered listed species.
AFA opposed this listing for many reasons, including because it does nothing to help the birds in the wild, and will only serve to decrease genetic diversity of these birds in the US.
This rule will serve to help these birds move toward extinction. This is another sad day for the birds and for those who love them.
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
Clubs, organizations, schools, animal educators or individuals interested
in educating others can help promote aviculture by using our new
outreach program, Interactive
Display & Exhibit Animals.
This program is designed to provide information to anyone who wants
to share their love and knowledge of aviculture with others.
The Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva) is featured on
the newest CITES collector pin in the series. Now available in
the AFA Store!
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 Conference 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.