The birds are back. Atlanta’s Exotic Bird Fair and Tim Vogle’s Southeast Exotic Bird Fair, to be more specific. Between the two, every bird lover looking for supplies or new birds and everyone who’s decided to buy the first pet bird should have a wealth of resources.
The 24th annual Tim Vogle’s Exotic Bird Fair starts things off on September 7th and 8th at the State Farmers Market in Forest Park. Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free Admission to Tim Vogle’s Exotic Bird Fair
Admission is free. Show operator Delorce Bennett, “the bird lady,” considers “education” her singular focus. She just wants people who love birds to have the resources they need. The show gives them access to many breeders who can answer their questions.
Bennett herself is a veteran bird breeder. Her specialties include many types of African Greys, Amazons, Cockatoos, Macaws, Conures, Black Headed Caiques and White Bellied Caiques.
As at previous shows, David Martinez, DVM, Southeastern Mobile Vet, will provide health certificates for birds from out of state. He’ll also offer wing and nail trimming.
The State Farmers Market (http://birdfair.delorcesbirdbarn.com/directions/map/) is located at 16 Forest Parkway in Forest Park. Take exit 237 (Forest Park/Fort Gilliam), which is the second exit south of I-285 on the south side. Information: 843-216-1553.
Print Coupons for Atlanta’s Exotic Bird Fair
The month ends with the return of the area’s largest bird exposition, Atlanta’s Exotic Bird Fair, at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross, Sept. 28-29. Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lynne and Dave Work have hosted this show for the last five years and always highlight the variety of cages available from their vendors.
Admission is $5 for adults and children 13+, and children 12 and under are free. You can download a $1 coupon at http://northatlantatradecenter.com/bird.html. Tickets are good all weekend. Parking is free.
The North Atlanta Trade Center is located at 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. For more information, call 770-279-9899.