International Ornithological Association
Founder Member COM-UK

Affiliated to the Confederation Ornithologique Mondiale

Coach Trip to Gouden Ring Show 2nd Dec 2016

Once again the IOA will be organising a bus trip the Gouden Ring show in early December 2016. This year our chosen bus company will be Yorkshire Rose and the following information will be applicable. Any changes to the program will be announced on our website or via emails or letters to people who will be on the trip. You can download the coach trip form by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.

Yorkshire Rose Coach

Yorkshire Rose Coach

Departure:  Barnsley Bus Station
Date:            2nd Dec 2016
Time:           Approximately 5:00am (to be confirmed)
Arrival        Approximately 4 -5:00pm 2nd Dec 2016

Cost £170 per person plus £30 single room supplement if requested.

Route:  M1, M25, M20, Dover ferry port, Channel crossing, arrive Calais, France travel through to Izegem (pick up points along the way are to be confirmed) Please state where you would like to be picked up.

Hotel:  3* Park Hotel, Izegem, Belgium

Book in at hotel, it is hoped that passengers will be able to visit the show on Friday evening to view the exhibition birds only as the sales section will not be open until the following morning. Stay at the show hall for between 1 – 2 hours and then return to the hotel.

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 2016 Notice

Location: The Fieldhead Hotel, Markfield, Leics, LE67 9PS
Date: 28th May 2016
Time: 12:00 Noon

See Newsletter for Agenda to AGM

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

We will be attending the 24th Gouden Ring Show at Roeselare, Belgium on the 3/4th Dec 2016.

Bird Show of the Year

We will be attending the Bird Show of the Year at Bingley Hall, Stafford on the 9th Oct 2016.

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.