So I might be a little slow on doing this, but the stupid quest would make me SO MAD that I figured "Well ONE pet's not gonna bug me that much." WRONG. So I searched and searched to find a way to make this quest just easier, and found it!
All you have to do is flap your little wings to get over to a platform at about 33,50, and point yourself NORTH (not just your view, but whole body). Once you do that, go make yourself a sandwich, take a shower, walk the dog, w/e you wanna do and come back a little later and it'll be done
The birds literally fly right into you when you stand like that. 9 more days and I'll have my other jouster