These documents represent the positions of IAATE on various aspects of avian training, husbandry, and care together with positions on other aspects of presenting birds in public educational and promotional situations.

Readers should bear in mind that each bird is an individual with its own specific behavioral and physiological needs and therefore it is the responsibility of the owner/trainer to choose those practices that are best suited to that individual.

The board of IAATE continues for work on other position statements that will be available for viewing/download in the future on this page.

  1. Food & Weight
  2. Veterinary Care
  3. Educational Messaging
  4. Enrichment
  5. Free Flight for Programs
  6. Tethering & the Use of Jesses
  7. Collection Planning
  8. Housing
  9. Welfare of Human-reared vs Parent-reared Owls in Ambassador Animal Programs

Become a Member

Community members and organizations are invited to support IAATE by becoming a Member. Whether as a Professional, as an Active Member, as an Associate or as a Student Member you will support the growth of a vibrant avian culture, help avian non-professionals expand skills to increase their avian success, and advance education in our profession. Through your support, be it large or small, you advance both education and cultural growth in the Avian arts.

Please feel free to contact us using the contact form. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.



The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators

is an organization for individuals who are active in the field of avian training and who are involved in environmental education programs.

IAATE was founded to foster communication, professionalism and cooperation among those individuals who serve Avian Science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education.



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