I also have birds, and share your concerns. I bought 2 of Todd English's Green Pan skillets, and used and reviewed them for a bird club. In brief, they're terrible. I bought the aluminum pans, which were his first line, and the pans are so flimsy they look like something from a Wal-Mart sales bin and don't heat evenly. The Thermolon coating lost its non-stick properties after about 4-5 uses, even though I seasoned the pans according to instructions and hand-washed them. I just threw out the large skillet, complete with 3 irrevocably adherent pancakes. A lot of the reviews on HSN concur with mine.
I recently purchased several Cuisinart Green Gourmet skillets, which have a similar ceramic PTFE-free non-stick coating. Cuisinart makes hard-anodized and SS lines with their Ceramica coating. I haven't used them yet to test the non-stick capability, but it's obvious they're heavier and much better-made than the Green Pans.