Free-flight Mandarins Aix galericulata - photo by David Jones (click image to enlarge)

The Foreign Bird Federation was established to be the umbrella organisation for foreign bird keeping in the UK and to represent foreign bird keepers at the National Council for Aviculture.

The organisation was originally founded in the 1980s, but was dormant (except for producing the annual Register of Birds Bred in Captivity in the UK) for a long period until a few years ago. One of its objectives is to represent our interests to government, providing a larger voice than individual birdkeepers and societies would have, and this is one of the main benefits of being affiliated to the FBF.

All foreign bird clubs are invited to join the Federation and help define its role and aims so that it can best serve the interests of the foreign bird fancy as a whole. If some clubs feel that the FBF presently does not offer them what they need, now is the time to join and change it for the better. There are vacancies for a secretary and NCA representatives, so there are real opportunities for new members to have a strong voice within the organisation. Affiliation is open to foreign bird clubs of any kind, £25 to Honorary Secretary Dennis Webster, 89 Melbourn Rd, Royston, Herts, SG8 7DG.

Please note that 2021 affiliation to the FBF is now due.
Cheques for £25 should be sent to Dennis Webster at 89 Melbourn Road, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 7DG.
Please make cheques payable to 'The Foreign Bird Federation' (not FBF).
Thank you for subscriptions already paid.

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Officers elected

Chairman - Peter Collins (FBA)
Publicity Officer - Nigel Hewston
Vice-Chairman - David Paine (ZFS)
Auditors - Peter Gallimore
Honorary Secretary - Dennis Webster
Breeding Registrar - Philip Schofield
Treasurer - Dennis Webster
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