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Calendar:

TUE, DEC 4, 2018
Holiday Potluck and Board Elections

SAT, DEC 22, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

2019

TUE, JAN 1, 2019
Educational Meeting
(Yes, we are meeting on this date!)

SAT, JAN 26, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, FEB 5, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, FEB 23, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, MAR 5, 2019
Educational Meeting
Bird-Safe Plants in Alaska with Karen Webster

SAT, MAR 23, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, APR 2, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, APR 27, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, MAY 7, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, MAY 18, 2019
"Reading Rendezvous" on the Loussac Library lawn 12-4pm

SUN, MAY 19, 2019
"Migratory Bird Day" at the Alaska Zoo 11-5pm

SAT, MAY 25, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, JUN 4, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, JUN 22, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

SAT, JUN 29, 2019
Bird Club Picnic, Abbott Park, 11AM-3PM
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TUE, JUL 2, 2019
NO EDUCATIONAL MEETING UNTIL AUG 6

SAT, JUL 27, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, AUG 6, 2019
Educational Meeting

SUN, AUG 18, 2019
Homeless Animals Day at the Alaska Zoo!
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SAT, AUG 24, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, SEP 3, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, SEP 21, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, OCT 1, 2019
Educational Meeting
"Foraging"

SAT, OCT 26, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, NOV 5, 2019
Educational Meeting

SAT, NOV 23, 2019
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon


 

Bird of the Month: May 2008
Leroy Brown
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Leroy Brown, Lovebird

By Amber Morris, Bird Sitter

Leroy Brown is a peachfaced lovebird currently under the care of Amber Morris. Leroy's owner, Joel, is a journeyman lineman who had to leave state for work for six months. Initially, Joel called Amber to see about placing Leroy through the Adopt-a-Bird program. As soon as Amber saw how much Leroy loved Joel (he was regurgitating for him and everything!), Amber offered to bird-sit while Joel was out of state, and he agreed. Leroy moved in with Amber after he went to the vet to get tested for all the applicable diseases, to keep Amber's own birds safe.

Joel adopted Leroy from someone else, so no one really knows how old he is or exactly where he comes from.

Leroy is, in Amber's estimation, the sweetest lovebird on earth. Whereas lovebirds tend to be... well, "bossy" and "insistent" would be a polite way to put it, Leroy steps up nicely and even lets people manhandle him without getting cranky. He loves safflower seeds and preening inside ears. Each morning he greets the sun with a barrage of squeakiness. Over the months, he has developed a hilarious way of trying to imitate the resident Amazonís yell in his tiny high-pitched voice. It sort of sounds as though he's being strangled, to tell you the truth, but it's very cute.

Amber is very careful to supervise Leroy when he's out, with the other birds or alone, as lovebirds tend to get into mischief.

 

 

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