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  • £1 raffle goes fully electronic for 2018

    £1 raffle goes fully electronic for 2018

    5th June 2018

    Above: This year’s online raffle, sponsored by Walkers European Transport, will have prizes worth in excess of £3,000, including exhibition budgerigars from new sponsors Huxley & Marchant, Ian Thorogood, G&J Al-Nasser, Chris Snell, Widdowson & Wilson, Tony Cash, Tony Jeffereys, Lee…

  • Hen harriers go ‘off-radar’ in similar conditions

    Hen harriers go ‘off-radar’ in similar conditions

    31st May 2018

    Above: hen harriers are one of the UK’s rarest birds of prey with just three successful nests recorded in England in 2017. A slightly larger population can be found in Scotland. Pictured is a male hen harrier perched on heather…

  • BS ruling sees the end of beginner section

    BS ruling sees the end of beginner section

    30th May 2018

    Above: one outcome of the BS GC meeting on April 27 was the removal of the beginner status section. Competition now applies in four statuses: junior, novice, intermediate and champion   THE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY (BS) is to remove the beginner exhibition…

  • New bird-of-paradise species officially named

    New bird-of-paradise species officially named

    24th May 2018

    Above: Vogelkop superb bird-of-paradise (Lophorina niedda). Scientist Ed Scholes and photographer Tim Laman first heard male vocalisations of this newly recognised species, found in the Bird’s Head Peninsula of Indonesia, back in 2009. Photo: Tim Laman   A COMBINATION OF fieldwork and…

  • National to remain as a one-day show

    National to remain as a one-day show

    22nd May 2018

    Above: No extension: the NE will stay as a one-day show after exhibitors expressed their worries about additional costs involved with an overnight stay in Stafford. With the exception of The Lovebird (1990) Society, which had sent in a proxy vote,…

  • Agenda set for C&AB’s Birdworld visit

    Agenda set for C&AB’s Birdworld visit

    15th May 2018

    Above: Residents at Birdworld include Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi), greater necklaced laughingthrush (Garrulax pectoralis) and (pictured) spectacled owls (Pulsatrix perspicillata). During park curator Duncan Bolton’s talk, he will explain the story so far with the Santa Cruz ground dove (Alopecoenas…

  • Rare parrots evacuated from war-torn country

    Rare parrots evacuated from war-torn country

    8th May 2018

    Above: Multiple shipments were made to secure the birds and the population. Important birds were spread out over the shipments. Photo: AWWP   AN INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION group based in Qatar has sent its important bird species out of the country due…