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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  • Editor’s Letter

    Editor’s Letter

    20th February 2019

    THIS WEEK WE’VE prominently featured an article from the RSPB about the swift – just about the most non-cage-bird you can imagine. Why? Because I reckon fanciers will appreciate these charismatic birds and are in a special position to help…

  • Editors letter

    Editors letter

    13th February 2019

    One of the best things about birdkeeping is the friendships it forges. Friendship is priceless. For many, it’s just as important as the practice of birdkeeping. And some of the most special birdkeeping friendships come about between fanciers who live…

  • My theatre of dreams

    My theatre of dreams

    6th February 2019

    Above: ‘Good training is based on trust’: Selina works with a magpie goose. This spectacular bird is native to Australia and New Guinea. Photo: WWT Slimbridge/Selina Reid, unless stated Training wildfowl is not easy, but SELINA REID is doing it…

  • Editor’s letter

    Editor’s letter

    6th February 2019

    WHO IS YOUR favourite bird artist? I’m never sure about this one. I tend to feel that, since photographic accuracy has become the norm in painting, a degree of artistry has been lost. The pictorial birds I like most are…

  • Editor’s Letter

    Editor’s Letter

    23rd January 2019

    AS HE FINISHED his crucial presentation about the London fancy canary to COM officials at the recent World Show, Huw Evans (as he tells us on page 2) was encouraged when his audience broke into applause. That’s always a good…