Swans killed in Essex

As waterfowl lovers, it is hard to understand why anyone takes pleasure harming these beautiful creatures. Large, close and slow moving, they could not even be described as ‘sporting’ targets. Following catapult attacks on four Mute Swans early in the new year, 2 firms with local connections have each offered £1000 for information leading to […]

Online Reporting Service for Dead Wild Birds

Defra has launched a new online reporting system to be used by the public to report dead wild birds in Great Britain, as part of the Government response to the ongoing avian influenza outbreak. The new online system will be available to use 24/7, making is simpler and quicker for the public to report dead […]

Housing requirements

We are about to see weather challenges across large parts of the country. Wet snow particularly can bring net and poles down. Maintaining biosecurity whatever the weather is still a priority. Since the Housing Order was introduced for Wales on 2nd December, the Declaration for that nation has now been amended to include notes bringing […]

Member Webinar, Monday 5th December at 7pm

Since the housing orders imposed last month, most bird keepers are now obliged to complete a biosecurity checklist. In England, there is also a requirment to consult with your private vet if you are not housing all your birds, this should have been done by 21st November. Tomorrow evening, members have the opportunity to attend […]

Housing measures now apply to Northern Ireland and from Friday also to Wales

The requirement to house our birds was announced for Northern Ireland today. On Friday 2nd December it will also apply to Wales. The details of these housing orders are broadly similar to those in force in England. Full specific details can be found for each administration: https://www.gov.uk/animal-disease-cases-england/avian-influenza-prevention-zone-aipz-including-housing-measures-the-whole-of-england https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/news/avian-housing-order-introduced-ni https://gov.wales/avian-influenza-bird-flu-latest-update The ability to keep waterfowl under […]

Avian Influenza on the Pacific Flyway

In our newfound world of pandemic awareness, it seems not even our feathered friends have been spared from pandemic impacts. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has continued its pre-Covid scourge of our world, with detections on nearly every continent continuing for a number of years. The World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) has been providing […]

Check out our Show Results

Congratulations to Peter Hamill for his beautiful White Call Duck, a worthy Supreme Champion. Waterfowl on the Web 2022

Don’t wait for next Monday, act now.

England Housing measures to protect poultry and captive birds from avian influenza are being extended and will be in force across England from 00:01 on Monday 7 November 2022. This means that, from this time, it will be a mandatory requirement for all bird keepers across England to keep their birds housed and to follow […]

Mandatory Housing Measures starting

From 00.01 on October 12th 2022, all poultry and captive birds should be housed in Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Essex. The housing order legally requires all bird keepers in these areas to keep their birds indoors and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks from Avian Influenza. This is for all […]

Avian Influenza vaccine

We do get asked about vaccines for bird flu; the Head of Virology for APHA was on Farming Today yesterday. You can listen to the broadcast on BBC Sounds. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001cp3m We asked APHA for comment, they are fully behind the content of this broadcast and confirmed that all research on vaccines is being monitored. It […]