NMBC's Adopt-a-Bird Program
Rules and procedures - Ad-Hoc Selection guidelines
Please review the following guidelines when making a placement
decision for birds in the New Mexico Bird Club (NMBC) Adopt-A-Bird
program. These guidelines should be evaluated for each placement
decision. Each adoption has its own special circumstances,
and we depend on your judgment to guide your decision based
on these guidelines, while not applying them as inflexible
These guidelines are presented in their order of importance.
The most important factor is listed first.
Factors taken into consideration for selecting an
- Type of health care and feeding which is likely to be
- Experience working with this type of bird
- Proper cage, companions, level of attention, pet/breeder
- Appropriateness of adopters home
- Previous adoption history and results
- History of avicultural practices
If the bird is listed as endangered on CITES**, preference
will be given to proven breeders of the given species or genus,
regardless of their NMBC membership status.
Length of membership in the NMBC
**Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Fauna and Flora