OPA’s Educational Goals

To develop and implement educational programs which can benefit any person who has interest in the keeping of birds.

To provide its Avicultural Fellows with a Professional Fellow Certification Program, and to assemble any and all tools which will assist aviculturists. This includes a knowledge base, an active husbandry forum, business resources, and ethical guidelines for both the practice of aviculture and for their avicultural businesses.

To provide its Avicultural Affiliates with programs to assist them in their relationships with suppliers, clients, employers and employees.

To provide Supporting Members with information about the care of birds and to provide resources and a forum where pet owners may both learn from Avicultural Fellows and Affiliates, and share their expectations of their relationships with breeders, pet store owners and employees, veterinarians and others involved in the industry.