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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

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

BIRD COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETING


Sunday 17th September  @ 11:30

Premier Inn, Gielgud Way, Coventry, CV2 2SZ


All Members Welcome


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 @ 2017