One for the bird lovers

BIRDS of a feather will flock together at the 11th annual bird sale on Saturday.

More than 5000 feathered friends are expected at the huge sale, with sellers, buyers and lookers all invited to come along.

Orange Bird Society president Tony Ford said the sale attracted people from across the country.

“People bring birds from all states to be involved,” he said.

From the large exotic macaw to the tiny zebra finch or budgerigar, there will be something for everyone, according to Mr Ford.

“There are a lot of birds people would never get to see. Some of them are worth up to $20,000,” he said.

Mr Ford said birds were an extremely popular pet for people from all walks of life.

“A lot of single people and a lot of people in units because birds can talk, and just to come home and have something to talk to,” he said.

“We’re finding they’re companion pets now, a lot of people bring them to sit at their table.”

Mr Ford said the sale was also a great opportunity to talk to breeders or simply look at the huge amount of birds on show.

“I’d like to encourage people who are interested in birds to come and have a look, you might never get to see these types of birds and there’s plenty of birds,” he said.

The bird show will be held at Orange PCYC from 10am to 2pm on Saturday.

It costs $1 per bird to sell. For more information call Tony Ford on 0409 912 370 or Ray Smith on 0400 226 966.

Entry fee for the public to look is $2.

nadine.morton@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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