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Dr. Sakas Speaking at Bird Fair 3-21-15

By March 4, 2015 Uncategorized

Michiana Elite Bird Fair

Michiana Elite Bird Fair Hosted by Royal Wings Aviary

The Michiana Elite Bird Fair, also known as Michiana Bird Fair, will be held March 21, 2015, at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. There will be over 30,000 square feet of displays at the Weikamp Athletic Center on the Bethel College campus. The Michiana Elite Bird Fair is the largest bird fair in the Michiana area and is hosted by Royal Wings Aviary.

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Michiana Elite Bird Fair Has a Three-Fold Purpose

The purpose of the Michiana Elite Bird Fair is three-fold: 1) to improve the Potawatomi Zoo, 2) to strengthen family relationships and provide an opportunity for quality family time, and 3) to inform the public about exotic birds and available bird-related products. A portion of the proceeds go to the Potawatomi Zoo and endangered bird species. Admission is $4 for adults.  Children under 10 are admitted FREE. We offer FREE face painting for children.

Michiana Elite Bird Fair Features Well-Known Speakers

The Michiana Elite Bird Fair will feature two spectacular speakers. Dr. Peter Sakas is a well-known avian veterinarian and speaker from the Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center in Niles, Illinois. He is the author of “Essentials of Avian Medicine: A Practitioner’s Guide” published by the American Animal Hospital Association and numerous other articles. He will be lecturing about “Recognizing Illness in Pet Birds” and “Avian First Aid.” Dr. Ric Berlinski, DVM, veterinarian at the Toledo Zoo, is very knowledgeable about exotic birds and is a very entertaining speaker. Both will be will be speaking about avian topics as well as answering “Ask-a-Vet” questions one-on-one at the Michiana Elite Bird Fair.

Program Schedule

11:00 Dr. Peter Sakas, DVM

12:00  Dr. Ric Berlinski, DVM

2:00  Dr. Ric Berlinski, DVM

3:00  Dr. Peter Sakas, DVM


Michiana Elite Bird Fair Attractions

Visitors at the Michiana Elite Bird Fair (Michiana Bird Fair) will be able to buy birds directly from the breeders. Bird owners will be able to find all the products they need to care for and pamper their birds. Bird food, cages, toys, and perches will also be available.  COME SEE THE BALD EAGLE FROM 12 to 2.

Silent Auction 10 to 4

There will be a silent auction at the Michiana Elite Bird Fair with items and certificates from quality restaurants and businesses, as well as bird products and cages.

This year we will have special drawings for 4 fabulous prints by noted artist Tim Marsh.

Directions to the Michiana Elite Bird Fair (Michiana Bird Fair)

Directions to the Michiana Elite Bird Fair (Michiana Bird Fair) can be found by clicking “Bethel College” on our homepage.

You won’t want to miss this event! For questions call Allan or Pam at (574) 273-1767 or e-mail

The Michiana Elite Bird Fair 2014 was a huge success!  We’d like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, all of the awesome vendors, our fantastic speakers, Bethel College, our dedicated volunteers, and all of the supportive people who attended.  Not only did people have a chance to see and buy pet birds and to stock up on needed bird products, but also they helped our Potawatomi Zoo and endangered bird species.  Be sure to check our pictures from the Michiana Elite Bird Fair 2014.