Golden-rumped tinkerbird
Golden-rumped tinkerbird (Pogoniulus bilineatus) - photo by Jonathan Beilby.

Please note that 2016 affiliation to the FBF is now overdue. Cheques for 25 should be sent to Dennis Webster at 89 Melbourn Road, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 7DG. Thank you for subscriptions already paid.

What's new on the site? (Most recent first.)

  • Formal minutes of the CSUG meeting held on 26th November 2015 - download pdf here.
  • FBF Electronic AGM 2015, see pdf
  • FBF Activity Report - March 2015, see pdf
  • Summary of 2014 'Electronic' AGM, see pdf
  • Details about the Avicultural Society Spring Social Meeting and AGM - see above - added 7th April 2014
  • One day incubation training course on 14th March - see pdf
  • Agenda for the FBF AGM, postponed - new date to be decided
  • NCA and FBF activities, 2012. FBF/NCA Update - added 12th February 2013
  • Breeding Register for 2007 - 2010 added here - 3rd January 2013
  • Breeding Register details edited (form for 2011 edited) - 3rd January 2013
  • ITS page update - 3rd January 2013
  • FBF committee member ran the marathon for an endangered bird - see Messages - added 30th April 2012
  • Summary of 2012 AGM, see below opposite

Full Constitution of the FBF
Summary of FBF 'Electronic' AGM - April 2014
Summary of FBF AGM - 18th March 2012
Minutes of FBF AGM - 20th March 2011
Summary of FBF AGM - 14th March 2010
Summary of FBF Meeting - 22nd November, 2009

Extracts from a Meeting between DEFRA Wildlife Licensing and Registration Service (WLRS), Scientific Authorities & SUN Representatives (Tuesday 1 March 2011, RBG Kew)

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.

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
Webmaster - David Jones


NCA and FBF activities, 2012.
FBF/NCA Update
SUN Report 2011
NCA Report 2011
NCA Summaries of Management Committee Meetings 2010
NCA Summaries of Management Committee Meetings 2009
NCA Summaries of Management Committee Meetings 2008

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