2022 Holiday

bird and holiday ornamentsWelcome to Mickaboo's Annual Holiday Party & Funraiser. We turned 25 this year, so we're celebrating our Silver Anniversary as well as the holidays!  This page holds all the info about the virtual events we're hosting for you.

Our online auction runs from November 29, 8 am PT - December 4, 2:00 pm PT. Treat yourself or your friends and family with our wonderful collection of items, from original art to bird toys to jewelry to stocking stuffers. No supply chain issues here!  Proceeds help our 450+ flock of rescued birds with necessary veterinary care. MANY MANY thanks to those who donated the silent auction items. Their names (and links to their businesses) are listed here!  (Please note we are actively adding to the list while we inventory our donations.)

On December 3-4, we will host several online entertaining and educational events. Use the links below to register. There is one link for all of each day's events. After registering, you'll get an email allowing you to save your custom Zoom links to your online calendar. You will also receive reminders closer to the presentations. 

The Saturday, December 3 Zoom registration link is here. This day's events are:

10:00 am PT: On Aging – Essential Estate Planning Documents, presented by Alyssa Chow 

At last year’s event, attorneys Alyssa Chow and Ellen Fawl discussed the ins and outs of Pet Trusts and how they may benefit your beloved feathered and furry family members in the event of your death. This year, Alyssa is back to discuss the key estate planning documents that you should have to protect you and your pets during your lifetime, and the thought process behind those documents. A proper plan is critical to ensure that not only you, but also your pets, are cared for if you are no longer able to do so yourself whether due to temporary or permanent incapacity.

Alyssa Eriko Chow has her own law firm which serves communities throughout Northern California in the area of Trusts and Estates, and with assisting individuals and families with their estate planning, trust/estate administration, and probate-related needs. Alyssa holds her B.A. in Communications and Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Alyssa has volunteered for and maintained a relationship with ACC Senior Services over the years. Alyssa regularly provides live webinars to help people understand the basics of estate planning. While she was completing her undergraduate degree in San Diego she was a frequent supporter of an exotic bird sanctuary! There she learned first-hand about the importance of making plans for your companion bird’s future.

The written estate planning presentation is here, the recorded session is here.

11:30 am PT: Bird Trivia Game Show! 

Join us to show off YOUR knowledge of the world of birds. We'll have a surprise for the winner!

The Sunday, December 4 Zoom registration link is here. This day's events are:

01:00 pm PT: Parrot Enrichment, presented by Jonathan Kessler 

You know that parrots are smart, but you might be surprised at just how much they can learn!  Join us for training tips and enrichment adventures as parrots enjoy books and computer games, and gain the ability to clearly express preferences as a way toward greater self-determination and happiness. Recorded session is here.

02:00 pm PT: All About the Wild Flock of Telegraph Hill, presented by Sarah Lemarie

Featuring Sarah Lemarie, Mickaboo's acting CEO and leader of its Telegraph Hill Conure team! Learn about the “Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” and how Mickaboo helps flock members in their times of need.  Recorded session is here.

03:00 pm PT: A Celebration of 2022 - and Look-Forward to 2023

During this informal virtual party, we'll watch the drama surrounding the end of the online auction; celebrate Mickaboo's 25th anniversary; and look ahead to 2023.

Mickaboo continues to exist and help birds and guardians who need us because of YOUR generosity. Any gift, no matter the size, will be appreciated by our many volunteers who care for the birds in our care. Please give to help our birds - and get a tax deduction (subject to normal IRS guidelines).