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British Bird Council

 

Founded in 1970. Essentially the Council exists to promote and further the hobby of keeping, breeding and exhibiting British birds in all its aspects, and to represent the Fancy at meetings with governmental agencies such as the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 

Affiliated to the National Council for Aviculture

  

 

DEFRA Approved supplier of closed rings 

 

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Membership

 

  Membership

 

Membership is open to anyone interested in British birds.

 

Annual subscription is:

 

Adults £15.00;

 

Partnership £15.00;

 

60 Years or Over ( 60+) £9.00;

 

Juniors (under 16) Free

 

Handbook

 

Become a member today and receive our latest handbook "FREE" . it's packed with 78 pages of useful Information.

 

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Notices

BULLFINCH & GOLDFINCH RING SIZES:

 

PLEASE NOTE IN THE INTEREST OF THE WELFARE OF THE BIRDS LARGER RINGS ARE NOW

ADVOCATED FOR THE LARGER RACES OF NORTHERN/SIBERIAN BIRDS;

SIZE D (2.85mm) FOR NORTHERN/SIBERIAN GOLDFINCH Carduelis carduelis major

SIZE E (3.10mm) FOR THE NORTHERN/SIBERIAN BULLFINCH Pyrrhula pyrrhula pyrrhula.


SEE THE RING CHART FOR FURTHER DETAILS


Consultation On Captive Birds


The consultation summary of responses and Government response has been published as of 23rd March.   Please take time to review


Link


Bird Room Security


We warn our members that sadly, there have been far to many break-ins & thefts of birds lately.

Please be vigilant and consider your security,

  • Simple installation of alarm systems to your bird rooms can be effective

  • Also take care who you allow access to your bird room, choosing to do any bird exchanges or sales in neutral locations.


 

The BBC is a DEFRA-approved supplier of close rings which can be purchased between 1 January and 31 August each year. Prices start at £3.50 for a minimum order of ten rings per size for members; non-members have to pay £3.00 extra for ring sizes A to T         

The BBC can now supply BBC COM ID Coded rings so that birds can be exhibited in Europe, see our

 

ring chart page for more details and downloads page for order forms.

 

The BBC also publishes a number of information and advice leaflets, including one on birdkeeper's legal rights if investigated by the police or other law inforcement agencies.

 

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British Bird Council @ 2017