Bird is the word – thousands of them
Bird buyers and sellers will flock to Orange PCYC this Saturday for what might just be Australia’s largest bird sale.
Hosted by the Orange Bird Society, the annual bird sale attracts hundred of sellers, buyer, trade exhibitor and spectators.
“It’s a huge sale and an unbelievable spectacle,” said Orange Bird Society President, Tony Ford. It's probably Australia's biggest bird sale and there will be something up there for everyone from the beginners to the experienced professional.”
Bird buyers from most states and territories attend the sale, with breeders coming Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales and ACT.
“There will probably be between 6000 and 7000 birds there, but with the phone calls we've been getting this year might be even bigger,” said Tony, has put the invite out to the whole community to come and take in the spectacle.
“If parents want to bring their kids along to have a look and if you're interested in starting up an aviculture, this is a great opportunity to see what’s available. There will be 400-500 sellers and 20 to 30 trade stands, so you can buy all your accessories for the birds. Just come up and have a look and see what’s available.
There's always some exotic birds show up and you just never know. It is always a surprise on the day to see what’s there.”
The Orange Bird Sale will be held this Saturday (2 March) at the PCYC in Seymour Street.
The doors open at 10am and there is a $2 entry fee. Profits from the event go to support the Orange Bird Society’s chosen charities.