AFA Fundamentals of Aviculture

The American Federation of Aviculture has recently released their Intermediate level of their online Aviculture course. Offered in 15 chapters that cover a range of topics, including:

  • Conservation and research
  • Courtship and nesting
  • Basic avian genetics
  • Color mutations
  • Hybrids
  • Breeding Stimuli
  • Incubation
  • Hand-rearing
  • Non-parrot studies
  • Basic microbiology
  • Illnesses
  • First Aid
  • Avian Enrichment

… and more! To take the class, you must have first successfully completed the Level I class prior to enrollment. Level I of the course provides a great foundation for the emergency science of aviculture. The course covers 9 chapters, ranging from anatomy to avian behavior; laws and regulations affecting aviculture to proper housing for a multitude of parrot species; and much more.

I’ve previously completed the Introductory level, so I am very excited to begin the next leg of the course and register for Level II. The information offered in the courses is invaluable, up to date, and easy to understand. The minds behind this course include: Rick Jordan, Barbara Heidenreich, and Robin Shewokis, along with countless others that have devoted their time and energy to this large project.

The FOA (Fundamentals of Aviculture) Level I course was approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards Registry of Approved Continuing Education Committee for 12 units of continuing education. For more information you can see the news release.


Emily July 22, 2011 Bird News, Blog, The Birds