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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

2018 Delegates Meeting


To be held at: 

The Premier Inn, Coventry East (M6, Jct 2)

Gielgud Way, Cross Point BusinessPark,
Coventry CV2 2SZ
Sunday 16th September 2018 at 11.30 a.m.


BBC - DELEGATES - AGENDA 16th SEPTEMBER 2018.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS


Please Note: In line with the General Data Protection Regulations please be aware that the British Bird Council securely stores data such as name, address, contact details, rings ordered and breeding returns from our members and customers. This data is not shared with any other parties.

 

If members / customers wish for this data to be deleted, then please contact the Bird Council office.

 

Be aware we will be unable to provide membership or supply rings without storing this data.


C.O.M RINGS


Due to current supply issues, COM rings are unfortunately taking at least 2 weeks to manufacture,

we apologise for this issue.

The standard brown rings are in stock and can be as usual supplied immediately


NATURAL ENGLAND SHELVES CLASS LICENCE PLANS
 FOR NORTHERN BULLFINCHES, GOLDFINCHES & MEALY REDPOLL


"We previously discussed with you the introduction of a Class Licence to permit the sale of the Northern / Siberian subspecies of Bullfinch and Goldfinch, plus Mealy Redpoll.
 
While this Class Licence remains our aspiration, we have decided not to introduce it at the current time, but rather to give it further consideration.

In the meantime it would be helpful to receive further evidence of the welfare issues that had been caused by smaller rings on these speicies (clearly showing the subspecies of bird affected), and also the scale of the problem."

Please send any such evidence to the Bird Council

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


 

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 @ 2018