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  • BS set Club Show theme as ‘Free Entries for Benched Birds’

    BS set Club Show theme as ‘Free Entries for Benched Birds’

    11th September 2018

    Above: The Birdcare Company’s Charlotte Doheny in 2017. This year welcomes free trade stands. Last year’s benched figure (excluding sales) was 1,437   Closing date for entries: September 18 FANCIERS HAVE LESS than one week to take advantage of the free bird…

  • AS award winner praised as a  ‘great advocate for aviculture’

    AS award winner praised as a ‘great advocate for aviculture’

    4th September 2018

    Above: This year, the Avicultural Society says it will be sending a young amateur to Jersey to receive the sort of training usually reserved for professionals. Pictured is the 2018 Raymond Sawyer Scholarship winner, Arno Lapiere   A PASSIONATE HOBBYIST…

  • Poisoned nests save rare birds from deadly parasites

    Poisoned nests save rare birds from deadly parasites

    30th August 2018

    Above: Scientists say no negative effects have been recorded when inserting permethrin at the base of mangrove finch nests. But it has been a very effective method at killing Philornis downsi fly larvae. Photo: Michael Dvorak   CONSERVATIONISTS HAVE COME up with…

  • Belgium duo to kick off IGBA’s returning seminar

    Belgium duo to kick off IGBA’s returning seminar

    28th August 2018

    Above: L-r: Marnix D’Hont and Ludo Lenaers will be the guest speakers at the resurrected IGBA seminar to be held at 1pm on October 20. They are pictured with their winning Glosters at the 2014 show. In the past, previous seminar…

  • Dedicated parrot and canary advocates join aviculture greats on NCA list

    Dedicated parrot and canary advocates join aviculture greats on NCA list

    23rd August 2018

    Above: Rosemary Low with a 1987-hatched Pesquet’s parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus). She is a former curator of two of the world’s largest parrot collections, Loro Parque in Tenerife and Palmitos Park in Gran Canaria   TWO OUTSTANDING BIRDKEEPERS have been recognised in…

  • Specialist finch clubs to trial joint venture next month

    Specialist finch clubs to trial joint venture next month

    21st August 2018

    Above: The ZFS club show will be hosted with the NBFA Classic show this September. In addition to financial savings, by hosting both species under the same roof it could appeal to exhibitors who keep one species to explore a second…

  • Yorkie section to be backed by YCC at National

    Yorkie section to be backed by YCC at National

    16th August 2018

    Above: a former winner at a Midland YCC show: a green marked buff cock. At this year’s National, awards will be presented to best Yorkshire, best champion, best novice, best junior and best white exhibits. Photo: Steve Dominey   THE Yorkshire Canary…