We have officially received our certification under the Model Aviculture Program! We are the first Aviary in Canada to do so!! The Model Aviculture Program (MAP) is a voluntary program for the certification of aviculturists through inspection by avian veterinarians. MAP is designed to improve the care and breeding of exotic birds. One of the key elements of the Model Aviculture Program is the closed aviary concept for disease control. In order to meet MAP standards, all of our birds had to be disease tested and our facility had to pass a detailed inspection by a veterinarian with expertise in birds. We hope that more aviaries will follow our example and that this will result in a higher standard of care for our feathered friends in Canadian aviaries. We plan to develop a page on our website with more information about the Model Aviculture Program for those who are interested.