Champion Waterfowl Online 2020

We cordially invite you to submit entries for a virtual show of domestic waterfowl. These will be judged on the quality of the birds rather than of the photos, but the photos will provide the evidence for applying the standards to the birds.  Pet birds will be judged on condition alone. View the show details […]

Major step towards single global bird taxonomy announced

Credit: Text – BirdGuides News and Photo – Ian Bollen The International Ornithologists’ Union (IOU) has formed the Working Group on Avian Checklists (WGAC) with a view to produce and maintain an open-access global checklist of bird species that will unify different taxonomies. The checklist will be kept on the IOU website and is intended to serve as the […]

IWWA – Captive Waterfowl Survey

Pink-eared Duck

2020 Waterfowl in Aviculture Survey Conducted every five years, the International Wild Waterfowl Association (IWWA) survey tracks population trends. The results of this survey are the most accurate representation of waterfowl numbers under human care. Now we have the ability to reach waterfowl keepers across the world, maintain the privacy of respondents, and sort large […]

The Egyptian Goose feral population is exploding, so we cannot allow them to breed.

Egyptian Goose

The UK Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 came into force on Sunday 1st December. The Order implements requirements contained in EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species, which sets out rules to prevent and minimise the impact of the introduction and spread of non-native animals and plants across the EU. The Order […]

We’ll have to hold off with the crowd scenes.

We are sad to report that we are postponing the Spring Open Event, as a result of the recent government advice. It is anticipated that the peak of COVID 19 infections will be in May. During the current crisis, we should be considering how best to care for our birds and support members who may […]