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Bringing our members together at open days is an important part of our activities. Visits to member collections give you the chance to see venues that are not normally open to the public. Workshops and practical demonstrations have taken place all over the country. Fundraising to support our conservation and educational activities takes place throughout the year.

Our flagship event for exhibition birds is the Champion Waterfowl Exhibition, held on the first Sunday in November. It’s an excellent opportunity to see the wide variety of domestic duck and goose breeds available. Meet fellow enthusiasts, breeders and judges to get the best advice about top quality waterfowl. 

Shows are held during the autumn and winter months. Birds are looking their best in fresh breeding plumage. They also travel better in cooler weather. 

The BWA runs the Exhibitor of the Year scheme for all domestic waterfowl breeds. Shows around the country are included and points gained accumulate towards the overall best exhibitor for each breed.

What’s going on?

Join us at the AGM

Saturday 29th February 2020 at 2pm

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Martin Mere, Fish Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0TA

get directions here

After the business bit, we will have a couple of talks: Steve Dilworth will introduce us to Martin Mere, and Aviculture and Captive Animal Manager, Steve Nasir, will give us a highly entertaining talk about the Black Spur-winged Goose.

We hope you will join us for a group dinner at the Beefeater, adjoining the Premier Inn, 544 Southport Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk L40 9RG. After a leisurely breakfast on the Sunday, there is an opportunity to return to Martin Mere and make use of some of the short winter daylight.

Book rooms with Premier Inn here

As well as a visit to the fabulous River Cottage Waterfowl, we will have a great evening of entertainment with Quizmaster Edward. Brush up on your specialised subject now…

Day two is a return visit to Norfolk Wildfowl, near Diss.

Spring Open Day 2020

From our Junior Pages – have a go!