Kentuckiana Feathered Friends is dedicated to avian education, protection, preservation, research, rescue and rehabilitation.
- To encourage the public's interest in adding a feathered friend to their family.
- To enourage the interest of bird enthusiasts in protecting birds, especially endangered spieces.
- To study and dietary, emotional and physical requirements of birds and to promote better health care.
- To keep in touch with bird club members through our monthly meetings, club website and newsletter.
- To share new ideas, stories and experiences about our feathered friends.
- To keep in touch with other bird clubs throughout the country and learn from their experiences.
- To encourage and support research into the eradication of avian diseases that affect our feathered friends.
- To rescue, rehabilitate and find loving home for birds who are abused, or no longer wanted as a family member.
Our Special Projects
Rescue & Adoption Program
Kentuckiana Feathered Friends will accept abused, unwanted and unloved birds and find them good loving homes where they will be accepted and appreciated as a family member.
Feather Distribution Project
KFFBC advidly supports the donation of molted and dropped feathers to the Feather Distribution Project founded by Jonathan Reyman, Ph.D. In 1982, in response to an earler request for macaw feathers from a Cochiti Pueblo religious official, Reyman found the Feather Distribution Project to provid macaw, parrot, and wild turkey feathers to the Pueblos for use in traditional religious ceremonies. Feathers are donated by bird clubs, bird owners, breeders, zoos, and veterinarians. To date, more than 7,000,000 feathers have been distributed free-of-charge to 29 Pueblo villages. The project does not buy or sell feathers, and no macaws or parrots are destroyed to provide the feathers to the Pueblos. In recent years, the project has also provided cockatoo, cockatiel, and other feathers to members of the Native American Church for their religious use. The project's Web page a can be found at www.wingwise.com/feather.htm
How Do We Do It?
Annual Bird Fair
We sponsor an annual bird fair each July to raise the funds necessary to support club activities, avian organizations and research. Our next bird fair will be July 19, 2008 (10-5) at the American Legion Post on Downs Lane (off Highway 31) in Bardstown, Kentucky. For more information on the fair contact Shelli Trusner 502-931-1623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kentuckiana Feathered Friends supports the following avian organizations that improve the life and well-being of our feathered friends:
- M.A.R.E. (Midwest Avian Research Expo)
- World Parrot Trust
- Avian Research
- Feathered Wishes
- Bird World Magazine
- National Cockatiel Society
- Bird Talk Magazine
- World Parrot Trust
- Gabriel Foundation
- Association of Avian Veterinarians www.aav.org
- American Federation of Aviculture (AFA)