Find out what others are doing to improve the lives of birds, and learn what YOU can do to help!
Avian Advocacy Overviews
by the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC)
by Born Free USA
Celebrate National Bird Day on January 5!
On and around January 5, join the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC) in celebrating the annual National Bird Day: National Day of Action for Captive Birds by helping to educate the public about issues affecting captive birds and by asking Petco and PetsMart not to sell live birds in their stores. Click here for lots of activity ideas for adults and kids.
If you've done your homework and have decided that you are ready to care for a captive exotic parrot or other bird, help stop the parrot displacement problem by adopting a bird in need of a home rather than buying a bird from a pet store or breeder. There are lots of fabulous parrots waiting for people like you! Click here for a listing of Captive Bird Rescue & Placement Organizations.
Distribute Flyers & Fact Sheets
Download and print these flyers and fact sheets to help spread the word about avian welfare issues in your community.
Order Lucky: Based on a True Story.
Lucky is the perfect educational children’s book for parents and educators to gently awaken children to the plight of captive birds and birds captured in the wild. Visit www.LuckyTheLorikeet to engage children in a learning experience about Lucky and his natural habitat, and to meet the real Lucky in a narrated documentary video clip.
The AWC Store has lots of clothing, drinkware, and other items sporting the AWC logo and the beautiful spokesparrots of our "Don't Breed. Don't Buy. ADOPT!" message. Wear a parrot shirt and start a conversation with friends, family, co-workers — even strangers — about captive bird welfare issues! Click here to browse our online AWC Store.
Watch Educational Videos
Wild at Heart is a thought-provoking and candid video that provides insight into the darker side of the exotic bird trade. Also available from an AWC Participant is Stalking the Wild Amazons, which features rare and fascinating footage of the daily lives of wild Amazon parrots in their native habitats. This film was produced by Michael Schlindlinger, a Ph.D candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and chronicles the three years he spent in the field studying the behavior and vocalizations of parrots in the wild.
Display AWC Banners & Buttons
Download and display these AWC buttons and banners on your web site.
Report Bird Abuse or Neglect
Click here for more information on your state and local humane laws and how you can report bird neglect or abuse.
Participate in Our Pet Store Watch
Support Laws to Strengthen Protection for Captive Parrots and Other Birds!
Click here to research existing and pending laws that impact animal welfare and learn more about animal law.
Learn more about the current law and suggested approaches to improving Captive Bird Welfare.
Take action to influence and support responsible legislation that will expand legal protection for captive parrots and other birds!
Click here to learn more about animal protection law and how you can contact your legislators to encourage them to support laws that protect parrots and other birds in captivity and in the wild.