Founded in 1999, The Budgerigar Association of America (BAA) is a national club dedicated to fun of keeping, care, breeding and exhibition of English Budgerigars (budgies or parakeets). The association has 22 local club affiliates across the USA and hosts an annual Grand National Exhibition that rotates between these affiliated clubs. Although the main focus of the association is supporting the showing and breeding of quality exhibition type 'English' budgerigars. The club members also provide guidance and information on keeping pet budgies or common pet parakeets. In addition to the annual meeting, many of the local affiliated clubs hold regular monthly meetings with opportunities for education and social contact. All persons interested in budgies are welcome to attend all meetings and club functions. Please explore our site to learn more about this fascinating hobby.