Connecticut Parrot Society 11th Annual Featherfest

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Connecticut Parrot Society to Host 11th Annual Featherfest

Susan Chamberlin, Avian speaker and columnist and Mary-Beth Kaeser, raptor rehabilitator and owner of Horizon Wings, are featured presenters.

For some bird owners, especially new ones, it is pretty hard to find quality supplies, advice, and information for your feathered friend in a mostly dog and cat world. If you can relate to, or just love birds, you don’t want to miss the Connecticut Parrot Society’s (CPS) 11th annual Featherfest on March 24, 2018.

Featherfest is CPS’ annual bird fair at the Elks Club in Middletown, CT that includes educational speakers, bird-related vendors, and live birds (not for sale). The event is open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, and admission is only $5 per person (children under 12 and CPS members are free).

This year’s educational speakers include the following:

10:30 am -“Bird Brains” with Mary-Beth Kaeser, Horizon Wings, a non-profit birds of prey rehab center.

1:30 pm - “Planning for Your Bird’s Future” with Susan Chamberlin, avian columnist for publications including Bird Talk, speaker and owner of 14 Karat Parrot.

Other highlights of the event include: door prizes, teacup auction, and a variety of vendors. 

Featherfest is an event all bird lovers do not want to miss. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the conservation efforts for parrots and other birds in the wild, and offers great resources for parrot owners and parrot fans.

For more information about CPS or Featherfest, CLICK HERE 

About Connecticut Parrot Society 

CPS was formed in September, 2006. It is a non-profit, 501c3 organization, based in Middletown, CT, with more than 130 current members. CPS’ mission is to “educate the public and its members about responsible keeping of companion parrots. As part of that mission, CPS provides information to its members and to the public concerning legislation and conservation issues impacting companion parrots and those in the wild.”

Through this mission, the Connecticut Parrot Society (CPS) helps residents of Connecticut with the placement of companion birds and has adopted out more than 300 birds in its adoption program. It is also involved in extensive outreach and education programs for schools and groups, and affiliated with numerous national avian organizations.

CPS meets the first Thursday of each month (except July and August) at 7 pm at the Wadsworth Glen Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, 30 Boston Road, Middletown, CT. The public is welcome to attend a meeting as a guest. Meetings include fun and social time for members and their birds and an educational guest speaker.

For further information, please contact: Crystal Gagnon, CPS publicity chairperson  

Sharon Presner, CPS president,


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