As from the 1st Sept 2013 the IOA will be accepting payment from its members/non members for all its goods, memberships and ring orders via the following credit/debit card forms of payment: VISA, Maestro, MasterCard, Paypal and Vpay. A membership form and ring order form will be downloadable from our web site here and they will also be issued in our yearly magazine to all fully paid up members.
Please note : When applying to become a member it may take 4-5 days for you to be confirmed. Once you are a confirmed member, you will receive your login details you will then be able to order I.D coded members rings.
(If you order the rings whilst applying with a printed membership application form, the rings will be sent when you are a confirmed member)
You can either order rings through our online shop or by using the ring order form
If you aren’t already a member, you can download the membership application form
For 2017 ring details click here.
Please note all IOA rings are made of Aluminium. Members who require extra ID Coded rings need to order before 30th June each year as our ring manufacture close’s down for their annual holiday.
Colour Coded rings have been expanded to a six year cycle and those colours are: 2017 Dark Blue, 2018 Red, 2019 Black, 2020 Light Green. From 2015 the cycle restarts with Violet etc.
Member societies are strongly reminded that when ordering rings from any manufacturer to specify the exact ring colour and the Pantone/Ral codes to avoid any misunderstanding by ring manufactures.
For 2018 the colour for rings is Red, Pantone Code 1797 U, Ral 3002.
For 2019 the colour for rings is Black.Pantone Code. 2U2X Ral. 8005.
Depending on the species, birds are normally rung within the first 7 days before the bones in the foot have ‘set’.