The GB-wide Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was lifted on 04 July. From 23rd August, Poultry shows and gatherings of Galliforme poultry and Galliforme birds held in England are allowed, but not for Anseriforme birds. This includes ducks, geese and swans.
Wild bird risk remains high, good biosecurity standards remains key to protecting your birds.
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The statutory requirements are continually being re-assessed. Disease outbreaks do tend to follow cycles; indications from the surveillance team at DEFRA suggests that we are likely to see it recurring this coming winter. Official advice is urging us to consider permanent upgrades to our biosecurity, and to adopt good practice throughout the year.
Shows, if any, detailed below will be subject to the AI regulations in force at the time of the event.
Summer events tend to have only small poultry and waterfowl sections, or a waterfowl display. The main shows and exhibitions are in the winter though, when birds are in their fresh breeding plumage. Our own BWA events are spread throughout the year. They usually include visits and activities not normally open to the public. Admission to BWA events is by ticket only.
Contact details are included for you to check the accuracy of the dates of the events. Please check before setting out.
Autumn Open Day 2023
The BWA will be visiting the beautiful Edwardian country hall and estate on the outskirts of Leeds – Lotherton Hall.
Lotherton’s Wildlife World tells the story of its natural heritage, while drawing on the travels of previous owners of the estate, the Gascoignes.
10:30 Arrival – Lotherton Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB
11:00 Tour – By a staff member
13:00 Lunch – The Stables Café
14:00 – Afternoon roaming
16:00 – Depart for hotels.
Nearby accommodation for staying over (all within 6 miles of the pub):
▪ Premier Inn Selby Rd, LS15 7AY
▪ Holiday Inn Garforth, LS25 1LH
▪ Travelodge Stile Hill Way, LS15 9JH
▪ Thorpe Park Hotel, LS15 8ZB
▪ The Oddfellows Arms, LS25 6BA
For those staying over, the plan will be to gather at a local nature reserve on the Sunday for a walk.
Dinner at the Ash Tree Inn ~
A lovely country pub, a stone’s throw away from Lotherton.
▪ Arrive there for 18:00
▪ Menu to be circulated upon confirming attendance
▪ Respond by Fri 25th August to guarantee your seat at the table.