International Ornithological Association
Founder Member COM-UK

Affiliated to the Confederation Ornithologique Mondiale

The 65th World Show

The 65th World Show Mondial will be held in Almeria, Spain – Open to the public 20-22 Jan 2017.

“Show Hall” Address: Palacio De Exposiciones Y Congresos De Aguadulce.



Minutes of the IOA, AGM Meeting Held at Fieldhead Hotel, Markfield 28th May 2016

President Mr R Lumley, Treasurer Mr B Preddy, Secretary Mr A Robinson

Present: –

Mr B Preddy, S Tamman, K Rix, R Lumley, W McKay, A Robinson, R Lawson, E Wells, H Evans and A Raine.


No apologies were received via the secretary.

Presidents Welcome

The President opened the meeting at 12:00 noon. The minutes of the AGM 2015 were handed out to all present by Mr R Lumley, the president asked if all present could spend a few minutes reading through the minutes. He would then ask them ask for any further comments regarding those minutes.

All present completed the reading of the minutes. The President asked for any further comments of which the following was made:

Hugh Evans stated that he had thanked Brain Preddy for his report on the accounts for the IOA.

Following the above the minutes were proposed for approval by Ken Rix and seconded by Simon Tamman with all present being in favour.


AGM 2017 Notice

Location: The Fieldhead Hotel, Markfield, Leics, LE67 9PS

See Newsletter for Agenda to AGM

Avixira 2016

The IOA are pleased to be able to announce another show date which they will be taking members birds to in Europe, the show they will be attending for the first time is the Campeoonato Ornitologico International COM “Avixira 2016” which is held near Lisbon in Portugal. The date for the show is birds must be benched by 29th Oct. The two conveyors for this show are Willie McKay and Gary Mann and Gary will be doing all the entry forms and schedule’s cost per bird will be £5-00.We do not have the closing date for entries just yet.
For anyone needing more info please phone Gary: 01202 582059 or email: or contact Willie on 01501 741569.

Cartaz Avixira 2016

Cartaz Avixira 2016

Changes to Captive Bird Trading Regulations

The consultation summary of responses and Government response will be published at 10am tomorrow, Wednesday 23 March. (Please be aware this link will not go live until 10am tomorrow.)

The Government response can be found on page 23. We now intend to move forward over the coming months to work on and enact the proposed changes. If you have any queries, please contact the Defra Helpline.

24th Gouden Ring Show

24th Gouden Ring Show , Roeselare, Belgium.

Order Methods

The IOA would like to make members aware that they can order membership / rings by the following methods – by post, by phone or through our online shop. Payment can be by cheque, postal order, credit card or cash.
Either contact the Membership /  Rings Sec – 20 Ryedale Close, Norton, Malton, Yorkshire Y017 9DQ
Or by phone 01653 697565 – Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.




Ordering Rings by Post

It has come to our attention that certain breeders seem to think that you can only order rings from the IOA via our web site.
This is not the case and the committee of the IOA would be very grateful if you could inform any breeders who are not in possession of a computer that it is possible to order rings from the IOA. Please pass on all details of our ring secretary wherever possible.



2017 Coded Rings

2017 Non coded rings are now in stock and can be ordered from the ring secretary
2017 ID coded rings can be ordered and will be sent out within 4 weeks

Dark Blue. Pantone Code.301U Ral 5019.

IOA giving back!

The IOA have some exciting news for all their members regarding their plans for 2015/16. The committee have after giving their plans a lot of thought decided to sponsor two shows. The main show which the IOA will be involved with is the BRITISH NATIVE MULE &HYBRID CLUB held at Nantwich Civic Hall in January 2016. As well as giving the committee a cash donation they will also give out theNative British Bird Mule Hybrid Club LogoIOA’s bespoke rosette’s and also each judge will be given an IOA mug. Everyone who enters for this show will also be given an IOA bespoke ring holder. As this show has now been going for a number of years the IOA committee felt the time was right to give something back to its members who nearly all show at this wonderful show, all do what the IOA was formed for and all use CLOSE RINGS. We hope this is the start of making this show even better than it already is and hope to be its sponsor’s for years to come.

The Bird Show of the Year held in Oct at Stafford Show ground the IOA will also be one of the sponsors for this show and will after speaking to Les Rance from the Parrot Society the CANARY SECTION will be given IOA bespoke rosette’s to cover all classes.

The IOA’s affiliated society’s do not miss out on sponsor ship and this year they have awarded a cash donation of £100-oo to the International Gloster Breeders Association to help with the cost of running its show. Two society’s The CCBA Scottish Zone and the Frill Canary Club will each receive £25-00 to help them and all other societies will receive three bespoke rosette’s.

For the Yorkshire British Bird & Hybrid Club who hold their show in November the IOA have decided to sponsor one class,the honour for this years show will be the Crossbill section,they have awarded three rosette’s and the IOA President has donated a cash prize of £25-00 for best Crossbill in show.They hope this will be a great help to encourage more breeders of this wonderful bird to show them.

This proves the only organisation who looks after its members and gives some thing back to the hobby is the IOA.