In the April 11, 2018, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Bill Naylor discusses why the black-necked swan makes a fascinating addition to a large captive collection.

 

In news, we report that the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is one step closer to a “Green List of Species”, following the publication of a proposed new framework to measure threatened species’ conservation success.

 

Things are going well in the birdroom for Dave Brown and he is making progress with his breeding pairs and youngsters, but will moving them to a new set-up cause problems?

 

There aren’t many avian species that have an entire festival dedicated to them, but then the nightingale isn’t just any old bird, says the RSPB’s Jamie Wyver. But in the UK it’s declining at such an alarming rate that we need to do something before this species disappears altogether

 

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