Buddy Waskey’s parrot, Gimpy, prepares to take flight during the Seattle Parrot Expo at the Auburn Community & Event Center last Saturday. More than 20 parrot species from throughout the world were on display and more than 30 exhibitor spaces were featured. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Parrot paradise: Expo comes to Auburn | PHOTOS

  • Wed Oct 11th, 2017 1:48pm
  • News

The Auburn Community and Event Center went to the birds last weekend. More than 20 parrot species from throughout the world were on display at the center in Les Gove Park for the Seattle Parrot Expo.

Parrots flew overhead, roller skated, played basketball, performed tricks and, of course, talked.

International, national and local experts spoke about parrots.

The expo served as a fundraiser to benefit the Flight Club Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire personal and environmental growth using parrots as ambassadors.

 

The public takes in the many displays. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Jean Lix and Russ Campbell present their parrot, Molly. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Erica Ospina shows her parrot, Jessie, to Damien Gutierrez, 7. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Debbie Goodrich, right, shows her parrots, Oly and Jessie, to Riley Mulcahey, 4, and his aunt, Kim Hopkins. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter