Champion Waterfowl Exhibition

With an exceptional display of more than 500 domestic ducks and geese, the Champion Waterfowl Exhibition is an excellent opportunity to view the wide variety of domestic duck and goose breeds available.

Our flagship show is held on the first Sunday in November. It is one of the largest waterfowl shows in the country, with a friendly atmosphere and excellent examples of most breeds of domestic ducks and geese. The Champion Waterfowl Exhibition is the largest gathering of BWA members in the year. It is a chance to talk with fellow enthusiasts, breeders and judges (after they have finished judging) to gain advice and information or to purchase good quality waterfowl.

Waterfowl shows are held during the autumn and winter months – the birds look at their best then, as they have recovered from the rigours of the breeding season and have recently moulted into fine new plumage. The birds also travel better in cooler weather.

Mother and child looking at huge geese at a show

The exhibition brings together over 200 show classes of domestic duck, geese and waterfowl eggs, including classes for juniors and for novices. Together with Call Duck and wildfowl displays, a selection of waterfowl are available for sale at the event and the BWA shop will offer a wide range of specialist waterfowl books and other gifts. We have classes for Juniors and Novices – many who have started out showing in these classes have gone on to become established exhibitors in the main classes.

Young waterfowl exhibitor is handed a prize by an expert judge

We operate an Exhibitor of the Year scheme for all domestic breeds. A number of shows around the country participate, and winners of the Best of Breed awards at these shows gain points towards the overall best exhibitor for each of these breeds.

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!