Company of Medieval Aviculturists
The guild officially began on August 14th, 2006 when founder and guildmistress Biya Sama (now Biya Sama Fujin) in the Canton of Brokenbridge in the Crown Province of Ostgardr, East Kingdom opened a yahoo group. At the time, the group was simply known as "SCA Parrots." However, "SCA Parrots" is not an SCA legal guild name (guilds, companies, and households are not allowed to use "SCA" in their names) so, after much discussion and debate on a good sounding name, the Company of Medieval Aviculturists was chosen in early September, 2006.
In February, 2008, the guild polled for a new name after finding "Company of Medieval Aviculturists" to be a poor choice for an inter-kingdom guild in the SCA. Guildmistress Biya Sama Fujin (Lady Biya) conducted the polling which concluded with the current name: Known World Aviculturists Guild.
The guild's history continues on the page for the new name.
As of the spring of 2008, membership in the aviculture guild has stayed between 36 and 40 gentles SCA-wide. This includes somewhere between six and ten non-SCAdians or those who cannot be readily identified as within the SCA and known dignitaries in the bird community, including Alison Evans-Fragle of the Edgewater Parrot Society.