ASC Breeder Referral List

ASC roster information is private and only given to members. However, many non-members ask for breeder recommendations, either to get started in the hobby, or to find a good quality pet. So, this Breeder Referral List was established as a voluntary way for ASC members who have received ASC bands to authorize contacting them about obtaining American Singer canaries. The webmaster cannot and will not give out any additional names, so please don't ask!

American Singer is a copyrighted name and only birds bred to the standards and banded with closed, registered American Singer bands can legally be called American Singers. Some members might also raise other breeds of canaries, so it is up to the buyer to verify that birds they purchase have the ASC band. It is recommended that the buyer visually verify the entire band number on the bird, and that number should also be on the receipt.

The American Singers Club, Inc. assumes no responsibilities for claims of its members, regarding either quality or health of their birds. This information is provided to the public for convenience, buyers and sellers assume all risks!

Please be considerate of people's time when you contact them. While some breeders love to talk about canaries for hours to total strangers who phone them, others do not. Some breeders who used to be on this list have requested to be removed because they were getting too many calls, many just asking for free advice and general information. Maybe one of them was near you! So, please limit your initial questions to whether they currently have birds available, or how to get on their waiting list. Then, simply ask if they have time to talk or are willing to answer more questions!

Since bird breeders tend to be morning people, it is best to call before 9 p.m. their time. Be aware of time zone differences if calling out of your area.

(not all have breeders)

State, ProvinceCity (or area)Name Contact InformationWill Ship?
Ontario, CanadaToronto Aziz A. Abdali phone: 647-226-1632
email: Abdali_a@hotmail.com
no
Ontario, CanadaNepean John & Pina Borrello phone: 613-825-5060
email: pina.borrello@gmail.com
no
Ontario, CanadaMississauga/Toronto Area John Haddad phone: 416-885-5881
email: haddadjh@hotmail.com
yes (Canada)
Ontario, CanadaNorth York William Huang phone: 416-587-8982
email: williamhuang388@gmail.com
no
Ontario, CanadaToronto and Durham Region Johnny Sfetiko phone: 905-240-0964
email: sfetikodoma@rogers.com
no
Ontario, CanadaVaughan /Toronto Area Arben Bebeti phone: 289-217-1296
email: benbebeti@yahoo.com
no
Quebec, CanadaMontreal Gerry Vorias phone: 514-571-7275
email: gvorias@gmail.com
maybe
Quebec, CanadaQuebec City Stan Jones email: dorval.jones@outlook.com yes
ArizonaPrescott Valley Bob & Judie McGuire address: 3024 N. Lynx Lake Dr., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
email: McWink1965@yahoo.com
website: http://canariesbymcguire.com/
yes
CaliforniaOakland Ron Moy phone: 510-893-3950
email: yomnor2001@yahoo.com
yes
CaliforniaSunnyvale Ginger Wolnik phone: 408-739-3995
email: gwolnik@yahoo.com
website: http://wolnik.us/canary/
no
CaliforniaWoodland Darrell Horst phone: 530-661-7460
email: darrell.horst@gmail.com
no
ColoradoDenver Jose Sanabria phone: 720-937-1943 no
FloridaSummerfield Joe Cravo phone: 352-216-1908
email: joecravo@gmail.com
yes
FloridaPunta Gorda Steve Baptiste phone: 941-625-7240
email: ascbaptiste@gmail.com
yes
IllinoisChicago Ed Medrano phone: 773-717-6506
or FAX 773-933-4823
email: gostev7@att.net
yes
IllinoisChicago Joaquin Torres phone: 312-259-2779
email: jqn_torres@yahoo.com
yes
IllinoisYorkville William & Donna Jacobs phone: 630-553-9423
address: 70 Highview Dr., Yorkville, IL 60560
email: Dbbt34@aol.com
no
KentuckyWartland Larry Garvin phone: 606-836-9072
email: lagarvin@windstream.net
no
LouisianaSt Francisville Johan Radius phone: 225-610-4001
email: flyingdutchmancanaries@hotmail.com
website: http://Flyingdutchmancanaries.com/
yes
MarylandAbingdon Gino Salvi phone: 410-515-7547
address: 303 Lindsay Ct., Abingdon, MD 21009
email: ginocanarino@hotmail.com
no
MarylandAnnapolis area Jeanne Pieper phone: 410-544-1971
email: jopieper@yahoo.com
no
MarylandParkton Tad Rykojc phone: 410-627-9055
address: 18326 Prettyboy Dam Rd., Parkton, MD 21120
email: tadchris@aol.com
yes
MarylandPasadena Mark Bange phone: 410-255-7260
email: mbange54@gmail.com
no
MarylandWaldorf Aji & Dodi Sunjaya phone: 240-237-0616
email: ajisunjaya@gmail.com
yes
MassachusettsBoston Federico Berruto phone: 617-669-6470
email: federico_berruto@yahoo.com
no
MassachusettsHaverhill Paul & Cheryl Ferguson phone: 978-423-4916
address: P.O. Box 466, Haverhill, MA 01831
email: ferguson.pc@comcast.net
website: http://americansingercanaries.com/ferguson.htm
yes
MichiganDetroit Judy Snider phone: 248-478-3207
address: 31650 Curtis, Livonia MI 48152
email: froggyrosa@gmail.com
yes
MichiganRedford Thomas Yang phone: 248-688-4686
email: yangcanary@aol.com
maybe
MichiganRochester Kelsee Zajac phone: 586-651-9206
address: 83 Fieldway Ct. Rochester, Michigan 48306
email: zajacaviary@gmail.com
yes
New JerseyClifton Sam Can phone: 201-321-3187
address: 53 Lehigh Ave., Clifton, NJ 07012
email: CaN-aRy@msn.com
maybe
New JerseyClifton Tom Miller phone: 973-546-6892
email: milleruszk@verizon.net
maybe
New York5 minutes from Buffalo International Airport Dorothea Ashbery phone: 716-684-8753
email: ASCJudge@roadrunner.com
website: http://www.flyingangelsaviary.com/
yes
New YorkLong Island Laura Schwanof phone: 631-357-2689
email: serinsong@verizon.net
no
OhioKent Anand Persad phone: 330-696-7910
email: abpersad@hotmail.com
no
OhioSaint Clairsville Brenda Varhola phone: 205-265-6526
email: ariacanaries@aol.com
website: http://www.ariafromabirdcage.com/
no
OhioVermilion (Cleveland area) Roger Stroman phone: 440-967-7938
address: 15012 Kneisel Rd., Vermilion, Ohio 44089
email: Birdman7938@aol.com
website: http://www.hilandacrescanaries.com/
no
PennsylvaniaJenkintown Drew Angus phone: 215-796-3034
email: drewangus@gmail.com
no
PennsylvaniaPittsburgh Mark Guy email: mguy301@gmail.com
website: http://www.thecanaryfarm.net/
yes
Rhode IslandEast Providence Alex Amorim phone: 401-438-7588
email: Mia1012@cox.net
no
South CarolinaCharleston Linda Marshall phone: 843-853-5785 or 843-437-8179
email: choirboyscanaries@att.net
maybe
TennesseeNashville Ninez Giles phone: 615-297-2281
email: ninez@juno.com
website: http://www.americansingercanaries.com/giles.htm
no
TexasGalvaston/Houston area Allan Gibson phone: 832-561-9120 yes
TexasHouston area Alicia Baker phone: 281-320-9936
email: baker_alicia@hotmail.com
yes
TexasMcKinney (outside of Dallas) Kathy Templeman phone: 972-562-3742
email: kathytempleman@yahoo.com
no
VirginiaFalls Church
(about 15 minutes from Washington DC)
Luis Sorto phone: 703-395-0022 no
VirginiaLeesburg Halit Kiziltas phone: 703-771-1597
email: Halitkiziltas@yahoo.com
yes
WashingtonWinlock Jane Reed phone: 360-262-3761
email: reedgeja@q.com
no


Shipping Information

Shipping boxes for birds are available from Horizon (800) 443-2498

Here is an excellent webpage about shipping or traveling with small birds by air:
Shipping Parrotlets

Here is a list of animal shipping companies:
Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association

Many people have successfully shipped canaries through the U.S. Postal Service, including USPS Expidited Services. However shipping canaries through the mail is illegal! Be aware that it is a misdemeanor crime that is punishable by confiscation of the bird(s), payment of fines (both shipper and receiver) and possible imprisonment of up to 6 months in jail.

Here is a link to the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), please read section 9.3.5, which specifically mentions canaries as an example of what may NOT be mailed!
DMM section 601 - Mailability

To fully understand, read all of section 9.3 - Live Animals.

For those who insist mailing canaries can be done, realize that they have been lucky because of ignorant or apathetic clerks, or they have deliberately misrepresented the type of bird by falsely labeling it as quail or poultry chicks and their clerk did not know the difference or did not check. There is no guarentee that this ruse will work in the future at their post office or yours. If they say that was an old regulation and shipping is now allowed, just check the DMM link above, it will have the current information.

Here is an email message to a parrotlet list about the consequences of shipping a pet bird through the U.S. postal service: Email about shipping

Still not convinced? Read A Song for Sergi

Some airlines permit shipping of birds as air freight but rules vary and can change. Don't assume that what worked in the past is still allowed, check each time!

Pet Air offers air shipping services, reputability is unknown, ask for references regarding small bird shipments and use at your own risk. Toll Free 1-877-359-7387 or 1-877-FLY-PETS.
http://www.flypets.com/

Permit requirements can be found on this USDA site: U.S. State and Territory Animal Import Regulations

International shipping is much more difficult, but not impossible. You need to book quarantine space and obtain an import permit with the destination country's responsible agency (their equivalent of the USDA). The exporter then needs to either buy or build a box for transportation that meets International Airline regulations, and these get more comprehensive each year. Veterinary Certificates, transport and quarantine costs will probably amount to $50 to $100 per bird depending on the number being imported. Usually only the quarantine costs change depending on numbers, transport and vet bills are the same for 1 or 100 birds.

Finally, the website for the American Federation of Aviculture has information regarding bird import and export regulations.


How to Get on the Referral List

Participation in the ASC Breeder Referral List is voluntary and breeders may request to be added or removed at any time. Only current ASC members who have had ASC bands shipped to them may be listed. To be added (or removed), click here to contact the webmaster.

Please include your name, state or province, and home town or a major nearby city to let people know about where you are located. For contact information, provide at least one of the following: phone number, email address, personal web site address. Also please specify whether you are willing to ship birds (yes, no, maybe). If not specified, shipping status will be listed as "no".

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