We are a Springfield, Illinois based 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization formed for fellowship and education of our members who raise, keep and/or foster caged birds. Our membership is open to anyone with an interest in aviculture and the keeping and breeding of pet birds. Avian enthusiasts of all levels of experience are welcome, and we particularly encourage beginners and bird keepers with questions or avian related problems to attend our meetings and join us.
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IBF members and guests boarding the bus for our 2012 field trip to the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Illini Bird Fanciers Membership Has Its Benefits !
Enjoy fellowship, service and exchange with other pet bird keepers and aviculture enthusiasts.
Learn from aviculture experts through guest speakers, programs and workshops at our monthly club meetings.
Use our IBF library of topical books, videos and other aviculture related publications and information resources.
Participate and network on our IBF members Internet chat and discussion group.
Get the inside track on birds available through IBF member breeders and foster care providers.
Save money on bird food and supplies available through IBF member vendors.
Receive free admission to our bird fairs and club paid admission to zoos and other attractions visited on IBF field trips.
Help us contribute to and support the American Federation of Aviculture, other avian related organizations, and local zoos.
Exercise your voice and vote regarding Illini Bird Fanciers activities, operations and governance.
Devour free lunches at our monthly club meetings!
Sound interesting? Non-members are welcome to attend one of our regular monthly meetings to learn more about us. Illini Bird Fanciers membership dues are only $10 per year for individuals and $15 per year for families. Join Us!
Illini Bird Fanciers Life Members
In recognition of her longstanding service to our organization and members, Sharon Mathews, also known as "The Bird Woman", has been awarded the distinction of Honorary Life Member in Illini Bird Fanciers.