Anthrocon 2014 Charity: The National Aviary

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Anthrocon has selected the National Aviary to be our beneficiary for 2014. As the nation's only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated to birds, their mission is to inspire respect for nature through an appreciation of birds via educational programming, recreational experiences, endangered species preservation, avian research, and conservation ethics. They will be at the Charity Auction and will have a table in the Dealers' Room where you can meet them and peruse information about their organization.

More information about The National Aviary can be found at their website, www.aviary.org. If you have any questions regarding the National Aviary, they can be reached through the Contact page on their website or by phone at 412-323-7235.

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I think this is a great choice and look forward to meeting them at the convention and learning more about their zoo and all the work they do for our flying feathered Friends.

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Welcome to our humble family, National Aviary staff and friends!

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*cheers*  

 

The Aviary is well worth a visit while in Pittsburgh.  VERY cool place, and birdbirdbird!  <3

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Bird is the Word!  Dance

http://youtu.be/2WNrx2jq184

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here's the  1963 version of it; the dance he does at the end is funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gc4QTqslN4

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Dance?  I thought he was having a seizure.

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It was the Sixties. There wasn't a difference. Evil

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-_-

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Yesssss. My plan to birdify everything is slowly coming together.

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YAY! I'm so happy the National Aviary was chosen this year!!! :D  BIRDS.

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YESSSS BIRDS <3

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Mm... Birds.  Kidding.  That's really cool!  I love the birds of prey.

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I so have to check it out when I come to Pittsburgh! Fortunately I have some more time to do some sightseeing this year ^^

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Feathers are the trend for 2014. Laughing out loud

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Yay Birds! :> This announcement has sealed the deal for me. Now I can't miss AC I have no choice but to be there. I am gonna do whatever I can to help the Chairity in my Victor Redtail (Red-tailed Hawk) Fursuit. I love the National Aviary! 

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By any chance, do they have any Baltimore Orioles?

...And if not - do they serve Squab? Evil

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the charity and the supersponsor luncheon  are NOT a combo deal!

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the charity and the supersponsor luncheon are NOT a combo deal!

Wait...are you telling me that "aviary" is not Swahili for "buffet"? Puzzled

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Excellent choice, glad to have some varitey in the causes, first year I was at AC cannine, then Equine, the Avian....maybe next year feline? who knows, still going to be nice go give the birdies a good check

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This sounds like a wonderful choice! Congrats to the National Avery for being selected Smiling

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The National Aviary is a very cool choice!

My very first job at the animal rescue center I currently work at was in the aviary department - and while it's certainly a lot smaller and less diverse than the National Aviary, birds are quite misunderstood as pets, and in general.

Looking at the website, it really looks like somewhere I need to visit, too! Highfive

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I am so happy my feathered friends will be spotlighted for charity. Unfortunately, I am unsure if I can make it to Anthrocon this year. Sad

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Any chance the furs might get a discounted admission to the National Aviary then?  =3 I'd love to possibly visit it since I come early enough X3

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I don't think they'd let me in. Eye-wink

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Excellent choice for the charity!  Will they be doing a demo as someone had mentioned they experienced in the past? It can onky make AC better, if that's possible : o)

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We've only just begun working with them.  Any programming that develops will appear on the schedule when it is posted.

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This is great news for Bird RP fans on Twitter!  CAW

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We're THRILLED to be your charity of choice! We just made an official announcement to all our staff and many of them revealed they frequent Anthrocon every year, so they're lining up to volunteer. 

 

Thanks for the warm welcome and for choosing us!  

 

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Birds really are amazing creatures, and if I had to choose a favourite, it would have to be a Perigrine Falcon, a bird of which that can dive-bomb from the sky to the ground at an astounding 400kph!

I welcome National Aviary to Anthrocon. It'll be quite a treat to meet these folks. Smiling

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You've got good taste in birds, Sonicgott! ;3

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