2015 Mickaboo Holiday Party Challenge Grant has started!

The Challenge Grant we told you about earlier this week has begun!Popsicle, lovebird available for adoption

Members of Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue's Board of Directors are sponsoring this Challenge Grant. For every $3 donated now online or in person until 9 pm Pacific Time today, $1 will be given to Mickaboo by the donors, until we have raised $9,000 (when matching funds run out).  With this financial help, we will be able to address the medical needs of our rescued birds for about 10 days - a wonderful gift.

If you're at or coming to the party - consider donating there.  Watch our thermometer chart!

If you can't come and want to participate - donate online at ("donate" buttons at the left margin) during the same timeframe, now until 9 pm today. We will update our Facebook page throughout the party. Stay tuned!

Announcing: Mickaboo 2015 Holiday Party Challenge Grant

Some members of the Board of Directors have put up matching funds to be used in a Challenge Grant, a la public television’s challenge grants.Zoey, a foster cockatoo On December 5, 9 am - 9 pm Pacific Time, for every $3 donated online or in person, an additional $1 will be given to Mickaboo. Party-goers can watch the money grow via a thermometer chart! We will also post periodically to our FaceBook page.

If you're coming to the party - consider donating there. If you can't come and want to help, donate online at  (9 am - 9 pm PT on Saturday, Dec 5).  (The donation buttons are at the upper left of

Need to RSVP for the party, or want a reminder about what to bring, where the parking garage is, and other details?  Learn more and RSVP here

We are gratefull for the many in-kind donors to our Holiday Party silent auction and raffle - see who they are here. 

Bird Toon of the Day - November 30, 2015

Looking for something to get us back into mainstream toons after our Thanksgiving marathon, I found this recaptioned photo from Cheezburger of November 14, 2014.  It got me wondering about whether there really are vanilla-flavored Peeps so I Googled and discovered that there are ... but they are made for Independence Day, not Christmas!  (No charge for additional trivia.)

Bird Toon of the Day - November 28, 2015

Another post-Thanksgiving laugh, from Diamond Lil of November 30, 2014.  It should be noted that a running seasonal gag in the strip is that Lil is so bad a cook that the local senior center rebuffs her volunteering to cook Thanksgiving dinner there every year.