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What is North County Aviculturists?

North County Aviculturists (NCA)
is a club whose purpose is to stimulate and promote interest in aviculture, gather and share information for further education of the membership, and bring into friendly contact all those who love and raise birds of all types. NCA was established in January 1983. We are the only all-purpose bird club that meets in North San Diego County.

Our membership is made up of people who own from one to one hundred birds or more; keep birds as pets or breed birds as a business; or own
any kind of exotic bird (parrots, parakeets, canaries, finches, pigeons, softbills, gamebirds ... ).

Anyone who has a love of exotic birds and wants to learn more is welcome.


When are the meetings?

With some exceptions,
NCA meets on the first Friday of each month. The doors generally open at 6:30 PM and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 PM (meeting dates and times are subject to change; please contact the club first to verify). Board meetings are held on the same date as the general meeting one hour prior to the meeting.

Guests are always welcome, and there is no fee charged to attend.


What and when are some Upcoming Meetings and Events?

Friday September 4
Amazing Bird Calls with Nicole Perretta!
163 total bird calls -- You Have to Hear her to Believe it!

Please support the San Diego Bird Mart on October 10
Find more information below or follow on Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/events/1601686230106097/

Friday November 6
Idea Exchange Round Table
Come to share your best bird-keeping practice, your clever ideas, and your special parrot enrichment schemes.

Friday December 4
The Social Event of Aviculture. 
NCA's Fabulous Winter Holiday Party.
Program information will be given if or when it becomes available.

We are always looking for informative speakers and important topics for our meetings.  If you would like to present a program, or know someone who would, please contact the club for more information! ncabirds@gmail.com

Where are these meetings held?

: NCA meets at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista, CA 92084.

From the North County Coastal area,
take CA-78 east to the Civic Center Drive exit and turn left onto Civic Center Drive. After about 1.1 miles turn right on Eucalyptus Avenue. Travel about 1/4 mile on Eucalyptus Avenue and watch for the Masonic Lodge on the right.

From the East and South,
take I-15 north to CA-78 and go west. Exit at Civic Center Drive in Vista, and turn right onto Civic Center Drive. After about 1.1 miles turn right on Eucalyptus Avenue. Travel about 1/4 mile on Eucalyptus Avenue and watch for the Masonic Lodge on the right.

From the North Inland Corridor,
take I-15 south to Gopher Canyon Road and turn right. Follow Gopher Canyon Road 4.7 miles to East Vista Way. Turn left on East Vista Way and drive 3.2 miles to Civic Center Drive, and turn left. Travel about 1/4 mile on Civic Center Drive to Eucalyptus Avenue and turn left. Travel about 1/4 mile on Eucalyptus Avenue and watch for the Masonic Lodge on the right.

Click here
(mapquest) or click here (Google maps) for maps to the meeting site.

I think that the Google map is the best, as it shows a picture of the Lodge so you know what to look for if it is your first time going there. - Chuck


What goes on at the meetings?

* Interesting Speakers *

Since we are the only exotic bird club in north county, our speakers and presentations cover a wide range of topics.

* Question Box *

Ask questions on avian topics that will be answered by the audience.

* Meeting other "Bird Brains" *

Socialize before and after the meeting. Who knows who you'll meet and what you'll learn!

* Ways & Means Committee 'Opportunity Drawing' *

Lots of birds, cages, supplies and other goodies will go home with lucky winners!
Many thanks to our Patrons who donate items for these drawings:
Crazy Corn  http://www.crazycorn.com/
A Bird Haven and Our Feathered Friends https://www.ourfeatheredfriends.com/
Escondido Feed and Pet Supply https://www.facebook.com/pages/Escondido-Feed-Pet-Supply/109691365779117

* Buying and Selling *

NCA Members
can sell birds and related items; anyone may buy.

* Refreshments *

Our Refreshment Committee, with the help of our members, puts out a yummy spread each month.
There is always a great potluck of refreshments available after the meeting and before the opportunity drawing.
A donation is requested to help cover the cost of the food.

* Just Fun Stuff *

Our annual Potluck Picnic, now in July, is held in conjunction with a swap meet/yard sale.
Our December Holiday Potluck Party starts at 6:00 PM.

Is there more?

*San Diego County Bird Mart * Find more information on Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/events/1601686230106097/

We are currently accepting vendor applications!. Please contact us through our Facebook page for more information!
This year's (2015) mart will be on October 10th at 973 Little Gopher Canyon Road, Vista, Ca. 92082
This is a wonderful location that has a lovely park-like setting with a 'seasonal' stream.
Last year's event (2014) was our best yet with the most vendors we've ever had. This was a successful fund raising event, thanks to the efforts of Jill Thorburn.


What are the benefits of NCA membership?

* Monthly Newsletter *

Our newsletter, "AVINews" in a PDF file e-mailed to members.

* E-mail of New Information *

Members with e-mail can receive updates and notices throughout each month.

* Library *

has a large and growing lending library that is available to members only.

* Members-only drawing for free "opportunity drawing" tickets at the monthly meetings.

* Sales Table privileges

* Discounted booth fee at our annual Bird Mart.

* The opportunity to socialize with and learn from other bird lovers.

* Support from members when you need it!

* For sample Issues of AVINews: See the files section at the bottom.


What does it cost to join?

$25.00 - Single Adult "Traditional" Membership

$  5.00 - each additional adult in the same household who wishes to participate.
$  2.00 - each child in the same household who wishes to participate.

contact the club if you require more information.

membership application may be downloaded below, in the attachments.

To request a printed membership application
click on this email link to ncabirds@gmail.com , or join us at a meeting. Please include your postal address in your e-mail.


Avian Links:

American Federation of Aviculture

Avicultural Society of America

Contact the NCA:

This page last updated 2015-10-29
Demi Hungerford,
Aug 8, 2015, 7:56 AM
Demi Hungerford,
Aug 8, 2015, 7:57 AM