Welcome to the Minnesota
Companion Bird Association!

The Minnesota Companion Bird Association (MCBA) is a 501c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all avian species kept as companion birds. Our members have bird species from finches and budgies (parakeets) to large macaws. 

The mission of the MCBA is to help keep companion birds and their owners happily together by providing an educational, social and commercial network for people who are interested in or who already keep pet birds. 

To meet these goals we meet monthly and have the opportunity to hear speakers who bring us up-to-date information on bird behavior and training, diet and nutrition, avian diseases and treatment, conservation of birds and habitat in the wild and a host of other topics. We provide an opportunity to get together with other people who are also interested in these fascinating and wonderful feathered creatures and who can share their experiences and knowledge.

Friday Night Fun, Live Web Sessions

Looking to have fun and watch / interact in live online Facebook sessions every Friday night at 6:00pm Central? Check out “The Leather Elves” on Facebook.  Robin Shewokis Sullivan of “The Leather Elves” has a new topic every Friday night you don’t want to miss. Including guest speakers. Can’t wait to see you there.

Click to go to the Leather Elves Facebook page.


No need to hide any longer. Check out our Links page to see fun events, conferences, live streams and more!

Important Information

Join Our Monthly Meetings

Please check out our Events page to see when our upcoming monthly meetings, board meetings and other parrot events that are coming up at MCBA.  *DUE TO COVID WE ARE NOT SCHEDULING MONTHLY MEETINGS AT THIS TIME*  Please see opportunities for Virtual Events!

Here is a little more information on our organization - hope to see you at an upcoming meeting!

Bird of the Month

Indigo is a female blue and gold macaw. She is a good girl, when she wants to be. Unfortunately you never know when she wants to be. She loves to play on her manzanita perch and swing and swing and swing (in case you didn't get it, she LOVES her swing). She steps up real well and loves to be up with the family. But she has a terribly annoying habit of acting fine then... Suddenly....BARK!!!  No, she's not a dog but if you've ever heard a B&G's bark you know what it is like and how ear piercing that can be. That's the snotty part of her personality. She's a Prima Donna and firmly believes she rules the house and all who live within her realm… Her family feel like her servants so maybe she's right. For the most part she's a good girl and a joy to have in their family.