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  • Badges are commissioned to raise awareness of a rare island turaco

    Badges are commissioned to raise awareness of a rare island turaco

    13th April 2021

    Above: the International Turaco Society has donated 300 pins to Zabiso to assist with species’ fundraising and public awareness in Zanzibar. Zanzibar turacos are found only on a small reserve in the island’s centre, in the tiny area around Jozani…

  • Pheasant painting to be raffled for conservation funding

    Pheasant painting to be raffled for conservation funding

    6th April 2021

    Above: Raffle prize: the framed painting measures 50cm x 40cm (approx). The winning raffle ticket will be drawn by the artist Jonathan Pointer (www.pointer-wildlife-art.co.uk)   AN ORIGINAL PAINTING of a pair of the very rare Vietnam pheasant (Lophura edwardsi) is…

  • Bird gatherings ban remains as avian flu measures relax

    Bird gatherings ban remains as avian flu measures relax

    29th March 2021

    Above: Bird gatherings were banned in England, Scotland and Wales after the general licence was revoked on November 11, 2020. In NI, the general licence was revoked on December 1, 2020   MARCH 31 WILL be the last day when…

  • Finch pair donation leads to club and charity fundraiser

    Finch pair donation leads to club and charity fundraiser

    23rd March 2021

    Above: The donated seagreen parrot finches: won by AFS member Gerard Barrett. The branch’s most recent raffle of dusky mannikins came to an end on March 20. Members took part by picking a lottery bonus ball number prior to that…

  • Malaysia’s iconic songbird was smuggling focus in 2020

    Malaysia’s iconic songbird was smuggling focus in 2020

    18th March 2021

    Above: Oriental magpie-robin: trapped to near-extinction in the wild in Singapore in the 1980s and warranted a conservation reintroduction programme. Seizures of this species in Malaysia during January 2015 to December 2020 took place in only four states, implicating these…

  • BS: ‘No Club Show this year’

    BS: ‘No Club Show this year’

    9th March 2021

    Above: No Club Show for a second year… however, the BS has announced a spring event to ‘kick start’ the show season in 2022, to be organised by the Club Show management team. Dave Hislop  said: ‘The decision reached regarding…

  • Points Cup commences after a delayed start

    Points Cup commences after a delayed start

    1st March 2021

    Above: the top two placings in February’s online Points Cup. Entries increased from nine in January 2020 (physical meeting) to a record 44 in December 2020 (online show)   THE 2021 POINTS Cup kicked off for Norfolk FBA members last…

  • Young warblers fare better when old parents seek help

    Young warblers fare better when old parents seek help

    18th February 2021

    Above: sharing the care of young between parents and helpers may also promote more social behaviour in the family group, researchers say © Shutterstock.com/COULANGES   ELDERLY SEYCHELLES WARBLERS with young chicks should be more inclined to recruit helpers in order…