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Pet bird show


LIBERTY, NY — The 26th annual Pet Bird Show, hosted by the Catskill Exotic Bird Club, will be held at the Liberty Firehouse on Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is one of the longest-running exotic bird shows in the country. There will be scores of exotic birds from giant macaws to tiny parrotlets, from dancing cockatoos to singing canaries, from talkative African grey parrots to acrobatic Amazon parrots. 

The birds all take part in a friendly yet rigorous judging, while the club’s president, Richie Chiger, describes their status in the wild and the pet quality of each variety. Ribbons and a “best-in-show” plaque are awarded. Anyone with a pet bird is encouraged to enter the judging. The entrance fee is $1 a bird.

There are vendors of the latest in bird toys, accessories, cages and bird food, at heavily discounted prices. Returning is the popular painted glassware table with hand-painted parrot decorations (by the vendor) on everything from wine glasses to Christmas tree ornaments. There is a raffle table, chock full of donated parrot food, toys and accessories. Raffles are drawn throughout the day. 

Breakfast and lunch items as well as snacks are available for purchase. Admission costs $3 for adults, $1 for children under 12. Doors open for bird registration at 8 a.m. and registration continues to 12 noon. All birds entered are sequestered from the public and only brought forward during the actual judging. 

The Liberty Firehouse is at 256 Sprague Ave. For more information call Matt Frumess at 845/747-9370 or 845/807-6725. 


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