G.L.A.S. - Since 1976
G.L.A.S. was established in 1976 for pet bird owners and breeders. Our purpose is to promote proper companion bird care and to facilitate learning about birds in an encouraging, friendly and fun way. To that end, we offer monthly meetings, newsletters that include articles on bird care and lots of other interesting information, an annual bird fair, special guest speakers, a well-stocked library for member use, and a support system to help each other as much as possible. We have a lot of fun twice a year at our potlucks - the August (indoor) picnic and the December Christmas celebration - where we share great food and conversation with each other, AND our birds! We’ve had seminars with three nationally-known bird behaviorists, and in 2000 we hosted the Midwest Avian Research Expo, an international convention featuring many of the best and brightest individuals in the avicultural community.
We're a diverse group that is bound together by our common interest - enjoying our feathered family members, and trying to make life better for all companion birds! Please come join us on the second Monday of every month, except June and July, at 7 pm. We meet at the Boy Scout Building located at 3213 Walker N.W., Grand Rapids, MI. The building is handicap accessible and you do not need to be a member to attend a G.L.A.S. meeting. Healthy birds are also welcome, as long as they have been in your family for at least 30 days.