International Ornithological Association
Founder Member COM-UK

Affiliated to the Confederation Ornithologique Mondiale

Affiliated Societies

The lOA shall recognise the rings issued by its affiliated societies provided that the society has paid its affiliation fee for the current show season The rings issued by the society are closed aluminium rings equal in quality to those issued by the IOA. Plastic rings and split aluminium rings shall not be recognised. The rings must be colour coded in accordance with the C.O.M. colour sequence The rings must be the correct size for the particular species or variety, as stipulated by the IOA. The rings must be engraved with the year, size, society initials, a unique breeder’s code and the number of the ring. The society keeps accurate and up to date records of its ring sales, so that individual birds and their breeders can be identified upon request by the IOA. Individual members of the affiliated society have registered the rings with the IOA in accordance with Appendix 2.2 ii). Members of affiliated societies may register the ring numbers of their birds with the lOA. Applications for registration must be accompanied by:

  • Name and address of the breeder;
  • Evidence of membership of the affiliated society;
  • Variety or species of the bird(s);
  • Ring number(s) in full;
  • Payment of the lOA membership and the registration fee, which shall be set annually by the lOA.
  • upon receipt of a valid application and the appropriate fee in full, the ring numbers shall be registered by the Ring Steward of the lOA. Registered birds will be accepted by the lOA for entry and conveyance to the World Show and any other COM show supported by the lOA. The Ring Steward shall supply the World Show Conveyor with an up to date copy of the register for this purpose. British birds shall be registered only if the affiliated society is authorised to issue rings by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

      FOR 2016 the IOA are pleased to welcome two of the UK’s leading associations to their affiliation scheme,The YORKSHIRE CANARY COUNCIL and the RED & COLOUR CANARY ASSOCIATION UK.

For 2017 the IOA are pleased to welcome two new associations to their affiliation scheme Accademia Ornitologica Italiana.(Italy), South Coast All Gloster Club.

For 2018 the IOA are pleased to welcome two new associations to their affiliation scheme,the first time any one from the Fife canary clubs have joined.

North West Fife Canary Club, West of Scotland Fife Canary Club.

For 2019 the IOA are pleased to welcome four new associations to their affiliation scheme, British Softbill Society, Suffolk Softbill Breeders.London Fancy Canary Club,North East British Bird Mule & Hybrid Club.East Anglian Lizard Canary Association.

For 2021 the IOA are pleased to welcome the Ulster Old and Rare Canary Club based in Northern Ireland, and Gloster Fancy Canary Council UK.

For 2022 the IOA are pleased to welcome the County Armagh & District CBS. Lancashire British Bird & Hybrid Club.North of England Gloster Club,The Fife Canary Cpuncil.

For 2024 the IOA are pleased to welcome the Old Variety Canary Club to the scheme.


  • C.C.B.A.
  •  British  Colour Canary Club.
  • British Native Mule & Hybird Club.
  • British Softbill Society.
  • Blue Lizard Canary Club.
  • Crested Canary Club.(1888).
  • Dagenham Cage Bird Society.
  • Frill Canary Club.
  • International Gloster Breeders Association.
  • Association of Gloster Breeders.(From the USA).
  • Yorkshire Canary Council.
  • Northern-Yorkshire Canary Club.
  • Eastern Federation of British Bird Fanciers
  • Old Variety Canary Club.
  • British Bird Council
  • International Gloster Breeders Association (USA.)
  • The Fife Canary Council.
  • National Roller Canary Society.
  • British Roller Canary Association.
  • Suffolk Softbill Breeders.
  • London Fancy Canary Club.
  • North East British Bird Mule & Hybrid Club.
  • Lancashire British Bird & Hybrid Club.
  • North East British Bird,Mule & Hybrid Club.
  • Yorkshire Gloster Canary Club.
  • Gloster Fancy Canary Council UK,
  • North of England Gloster Club.
  • The British Gouldian Finch Club.
  • County Armagh & District CBS.
  • Scottish Fife Fancy Canary Club.

New for 2022 Bespoke Affiliation Rosette,s

From 2018 all Affiliated societies will be awarded Four of the IOA’s besopke rosette’s for their own shows.

                                                                                              New 2017  Bespoke Affiliated societies rosette’s.


2014 Rosette Sponsors.New to the IOA are from Italy Robert Scurati and from the UK