The ABEF is committed to a birds-first philosophy of training and care. The birds who live and work here are ambassadors for their species who help create a connection between our guests and the natural world. We employ positive reinforcement training techniques and never force our ambassadors to participate in training or shows. Building trusting relationships is a key factor to making sure each individual feels calm, comfortable, and confident in our care.

We work with a team of ten avian ambassadors to bring inspiring conservation education to our guests. Click below to learn more about them!

The native North American ambassadors on our team are permitted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to live in our care.