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Calendar:

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

SUN, MAY 26, 2019
Board Meeting at Denny's, 3950 Debarr Road, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, JUN 4, 2019
Educational Meeting

SUN, JUN 23, 2019
Board Meeting at Denny's, 3950 Debarr Road, 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

SUN, JUL 28, 2019
Board Meeting at Denny's, 3950 Debarr Road, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, AUG 6, 2019
Educational Meeting

SUN, AUG 18, 2019
Homeless Animals Day at the Alaska Zoo!
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SUN, AUG 25, 2019
Board Meeting at Denny's, 3950 Debarr Road, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, SEP 3, 2019
Educational Meeting

SUN, SEP 22, 2019
Board Meeting at Denny's, 3950 Debarr Road, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, OCT 1, 2019
Educational Meeting
"Foraging"

SUN, OCT 27, 2019
Board Meeting at Denny's, 3950 Debarr Road, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, NOV 5, 2019
Educational Meeting

SUN, NOV 24, 2019
Board Meeting at Denny's, 3950 Debarr Road, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, DEC 3, 2019
Holiday Potluck and Board Elections

SUN, DEC 29, 2019
Board Meeting at Denny's, 3950 Debarr Road, Anchorage, 10-Noon


 

Tasty Bird Bread
Courtesy of Jennifer Slaughter

Want a special treat for your bird (parrot)? This homemade bird bread will surly make your bird happy.

It's made with nothing but the best ingredients. For example: grated carrots, zucchini, and jalapeno peppers (yes parrots like spicy hot), almond butter, 5 different grains, sweet potatoes, and bananas. It has no added oil, flour, or sugar. Additional fruits and vegetables are occasionally added like broccoli and berries.

Give it as treat or a meal. Note, this is not a replacement for their regular food, but used to enrich their existing diet. It has lots of vitamin A, which is also good for your bird.

Recipe:

9 oz of almond butter (chunky) – I prefer over peanut butter because of the calcium
4 oz of eggs (about 3 eggs and 1 egg white)
3 jars of organic baby food (2 jars of sweet potatoes for Vitamin A and 1 jar of squash)
3 bananas (mashed)
1-2 cup carrots (grated) – everyone likes the grated carrot, so I use about 2 cups.
3-4 jalapeños (I only remove the stem)
About 1 cup or so zucchini
About 1/2 cup broccoli (optional)
And/or what ever other vegetables are around. I've dumped in frozen ones too – these do not go through the food processor. Sometimes to mix it up I'll add berries. 1/2 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup rolled grain varieties (Bob's Red Mills 5 Grain Rolled Whole Grain hot cereal)
2/3 cup crushed grain varieties (Bob's Red Mills 8 Grain hot cereal)

Mix eggs & almond butter in large bowl. Add baby food & mashed bananas and mix well. Grate all of the vegetables. (I put all of the vegetables through the food processor and it's just about full when I empty it into the bowl.) Add the vegetables to bowl and mix. Add dry ingredients and mix.

Pour into an un-greased 9x11 glass baking dish and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. When toothpicks come out dry it’s done. Cut into small squares for easy meals. Once bread is cool store all but a few days worth of bread in the freezer. Because it’s been cut into portion size pieces, just take out 3-4 days worth at a time.

**Note: the original recipe was found at http://www.parrothouse.com/amazonbirdiebread.html. Visit the site for more ideas.

Testimonials:

"I look forward to my bread every morning. It's a good start to my day and I love the carrots. Sometimes I can’t eat if fast enough." Hedwig (Pionus Parrot)
"It makes for a great snack. I even liked the broccoli." Shim (Lovebird)
“It’s not a good day unless I start out the morning with bird bread.” Zuloo (African Grey)

 

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