DEFRA: ‘21-day declaration form is no longer required

DEFRA: ‘21-day declaration form is no longer required

UK birdkeepers no longer need to sign a “21-day” declaration with regards to Newcastle Disease after the government relaxed the risk level from medium to low.

£150 for Maidstone best British

£150 for Maidstone best British

A new British bird club has formed in response to next month’s South-Eastern Classic Bird Show and Sale, presented by Cage & Aviary Birds.

Clear video evidence leaves owl killer no choice but to plead guilty

Clear video evidence leaves owl killer no choice but to plead guilty

Video footage showing the chase for an owl killer has been released by the RSPB, following a successful court case.

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  • Ringing: why, when and how

    Ringing: why, when and how

    18th April 2019

    Above: Plastic split rings. Photo: Ivan Chapman/BCCC   Colour canary champion exhibitor IVAN CHAPMAN explains his approach to placing split rings on his young birds, and talks us through this process step by step. It doesn‘t need to be fiddly!…

  • Raptor wars

    Raptor wars

    13th April 2019

    Above: The victim: buzzards habitually use posts or poles as vantage points to watch for prey   For all the conservation successes, Britain’s raptors are still routinely persecuted – and this is a systematic campaign that isn’t dying out. GRAHAM…

  • So far, so good

    So far, so good

    12th April 2019

    Above: a lightback and normal still in the nest. The normal has a promising head   An unproblematic early breeding season isn’t at all what DAVE BROWN is used to, so he’s enjoying a relative deluge of chicks – while…

  • Indulge in some West Coast style

    Indulge in some West Coast style

    12th April 2019

    Above: Say what? Despite its name, the California quail’s call is often transcribed Chi-ca-go! Photo: Chris Green   Quite easy to keep, and a doddle to breed, here’s a gamebird that will draw admiring looks from your aviary visitors, reckons CHRIS GREEN.…

  • Zoo priorities: the reality

    Zoo priorities: the reality

    5th April 2019

    Above: Red-crested turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus): Louise Peat is the European studbook keeper for this widespread tropical African bird. Although it is of Least Concern, captive studies have, she reports, yielded much fruitful information on other turaco species that are more…