Fly Days are an opportunity for flighted birds to stretch their wings,
for all birds to learn
better social skills and for people to enjoy the company of other parrot nuts.
In order to make sure that all birds remain in good health and are not exposed to disease we
require that the following rules be adhered to:
Rules and Guidelines for Participation in Fly Day & Meetings
In order to participate in Olympic Bird Fanciers Fly Days or bring birds to meetings the following must be
New people will attend at least one Fly Day without any birds so that you can see the building and determine
whether or not you and your bird will be comfortable in the surroundings. That will also give us an
opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you might have. After that initial meeting, if you still want
to participate we require the health certificate outlined below before you attend with your bird. You may
attend two Fly Days (without your bird) as a guest. After that you must become a member of Olympic Bird
Fanciers in order to continue to enjoy this club sponsored event.
Health Certificate Requirements: All new birds participating in Fly Day or meetings need to have been
recently (within three months) examined by a veterinarian and a health certificate is to be provided to a club
official. It is required that the following be performed::
Physical examination by a veterinarian who regularly sees birds as part of his/her practice.
Cultures (choana and cloaca)
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease test
Pachecos Virus test
After the initial health screening Members agree to perform annual environmental swabs which will be sent
out to test for infectious disease. If a Member adds a bird to their flock it is required that the new bird have
the same initial infectious disease testing outlined above if it is going to participate in fly days or meetings.
If you foster or board birds in your home you may NOT bring your birds to fly days/meetings unless the
boarded/foster birds have been recently tested and are cleared of the “4P’s” of infectious disease or are
quarantined in a separate air space from your personal flock.
Breeders who bring babies or eggs into their facilities will not be allowed to participate unless they test each
of those babies for the “4P’s” of infectious disease.
If you have a bird die from suspicious causes you are urged to have a necropsy performed and to share the
results with the Board of Directors.
Fly Day / Meeting priviledges may be revoked pending vet check and infectious disease testing by a majority
vote of the normal fly day participants & Members of the Board of Directors.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your bird is in good health and fits the criteria for participation. Be
aware that there is an inherent risk of infectious disease, injury, escape or other damage to any bird from
being in close contact with other birds. There are avian diseases that could be fatal and present at fly day
even though veterinarian tests are normal on the bird. Please acknowledge this risk and understand that by
participating in Fly Day activities you assume all risk of injury, infectious disease, escape or other damage to
your bird. As a condition of participating in Fly Day activities, you release and will not attempt to hold Olympic
Bird Fanciers, its officers, directors, members, and all others affiliated with Fly Day liable or responsible for
any injury, infectious disease, escape or other damage of any kind whatsoever to you or your bird.
Participation in Fly Day is a privilege and failure to adhere to any of these guidelines is grounds for
immediate dismissal from Fly Day. Please treat fellow members and their birds with respect. Finally, birds
are wild animals, their behavior is inherently unpredictable, and they are capable of inflicting injury to other
animals and to humans. They can damage property and it is your responsibility to protect your property and
that of the building or other participants from such damage.