One of the best bird taxis in the country is a couple hours north of you. You can pay an extra $50 or so compared to what most taxis will charge you, and you're bird will look 100 x's better than anything they will turn out. http://birdmanstudios.com/
I've been crawfishing on getting birds mounted forever. I'll kill one, put it in the freezer, then say that I'm going to kill a nicer one before I spend the money...I'm going to make myself put one or two on the wall finally this year. And they won't go to anyone but Birdman, unless it was Shane Smith. To me, a bad duck mount is one of the most gut-wrenching things to see.
"A man may not care for golf and still be human, but the man who does not like to see, hunt, photograph or otherwise outwit birds or animals is hardly normal. He is supercivilized, and I for one do not know how to deal with him." Aldo Leopold