In the March 7 2018, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, in a special edition of his North-East roundup column, Norman visits the leading Gateshead-based Border stud of Bill & Paul Heathcote to find out about the duo’s management programme, birdrooms and training techniques.


In news, we report that the Budgerigar Society (BS) is offering compensation to more than 140 members who were affected by late ring deliveries last December.


In most of their wild range, hummingbirds of the expansive genus Amazilia are the most noticeable, if not the most spectacular, of their tribe. But how have they fared in aviculture over the years? BILL NAYLOR investigates.


A good club treasurer is most certainly an officer to cherish and can be hard to recruit. But the wrong choice can land a club in serious bother, as FRED WRIGHT explains.


Plus all of the usual news stories, features, columns and club news.