"The first National Cage Bird Show was held in 1949. This tradition is the largest exhibition of birds in North America.."

ABOUT NATIONAL BIRD SHOW

EDUCATION

The National Bird Show strives to promote the interests of our organization and our members to the community. We strive to make a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach in the bird world. NBS offers seminars and meetings put on by the speciality clubs (affiliate clubs).  NBS puts out a Newsletter that is published quarterly.  

NETWORKING

NBS Sponsor for the Show is the Higgins Premium Pet Foods , which includes a youth essay contest, the Higgins award trophies, and avian seminars. Higgins has been involved with NBS for many years.  Supporting Sponsors also include

Corners Limited

Hari

Zupreme

Sunseed

My Bird

Volkman See Factory

Wyld's Kingdom

Prevue Pet Products

Revival/Great Companions

Lafeber

Kaytee

Vitakraft/Quicko

Rabbit Air

Taxonyx Science Inc

Higgins

Versele-Laga

PURPOSE & MISSION

NBS is the largest U.S. bird show, NBS has categories for nearly every type of canary and finch, as well as  for parrots, cockatiel, & lovebirds. Judges fly in from around the world, and awards give breeders bragging rights and heightened interest in their stock. 

OUT REACH

NBS reaches out to the our Youth and has special awards and programs for the Youth.  Also, to the Pet Bird owners with a Pet Show and award

PARTNERSHIP

National Bird Show is now partnering with the American Federation of Aviculture with our Show.  AFA have thier board meeting at our Show.  They are our watchdog in legislature, aviculture, and the hobby we all love.  TASC, The Avicultural Society of Chicagoland is partnering with NBS as a vendor mart.  They have a large local following and has successfully staged multiple vendor marts.  

BUSINESS

The National Bird Show is a Non-Profit Organization.  NBS have 2 meetings a year.  A spring meeting in March and meetings at the Show.  

NCBS By-Laws