International Ornithological Association
Founder Member COM-UK

Affiliated to the Confederation Ornithologique Mondiale

   NEW INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS WHO PLACE ORDERS FOR ID CODE RINGS PLEASE NOTE THESE TAKE 3 WEEKS TO GET FROM BELGIUM AND NOW DUE TO BREXIT THEY ARE HELD UP IN UK CUSTOMS FOR A LENGHT OF TIME TO PASS OUR RULES,SO PLEASE WAIT YOUR TURN OR PLACE YOUR ORDER EARLIER AND STOP PUTTING THE BLAME ON THE RING SEC.

 

 

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 WORLD SHOW JAN 2021 PORTUGAL.   COM-UK NEWS.

THE COM-UK COMMITTEE HAS DISCUSSED BY EMAIL THE POSSIBILITY OF PARTICIPATION AT THE 2021 WORLD SHOW IN PORTUGAL BUT AGREED UNANIMOUSLY NOT TO PARTICIPATE.THIS WAS BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL AND THE POSSIBILITY OF QUARANTINE ON RETURN FROM PORTGUAL.THE VULNERABLE AGE GROUP OF MOST MEMBERS OF COM-UK MANAGERMENT COMMITTEE WAS ANOTHER FACTOR AND MOST WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ATTENED THE SHOW.ANOTHER FACTOR AS WELL AS THE FACT THE UK WILL BE OUT OF THE EU BY THE END OF THIS YEAR AND DEFRA HAVE STILL NOT FINALISED ALL THE REGULATIONS ABOUT TAKING BIRDS OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND THEN RETURNING WITH THEM.IN ADDITION OUR CURRENT CONVEYOUR WAS UNABLE TO TAKE 5 WEEKS TIME OFF WORK TO MAKE THE JOURNY AND BE AT THE SHOW.ALL FACTORS PLUS UNCERTAINTIES HAVE MADE THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE DECIDE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2021 WORLD SHOW BUT WILL LOOK FORWARD TO PARTICIPATING IN SPAIN IN THE 2022 SHOW HOPEFULLY ALL THESE UNCETAINTIES WILL HAVE BEEN RESOLVED.

ALSO,WE WOULD HAVE HAD TO PRESENT THE CASE FOR 3rd APPROVAL FOR THE LONDON FANCY CANARY AND FOR THE SAME REASONS ABOVE WE ASK YOU TO DELAY PRESENTATION TILL 2022 AS HUW EVANS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRAVEL TO PORTUGAL.

COM -UK WISH THE PORTUGUESE FEDERATION EVERY SUCCESS IN ORGANISING THE WORLD SHOW WITH OUR APOLOGIES FOR NOT PARTICIPATING.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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QUITE A NUMBER OF MEMBERS ARE TRYING TO ORDER 2021 ID CODED RINGS WITH OUT PAYING THEIR 2021 MEMBERSHIP,THEY FEEL AS THEY ARE MEMBERS FOR 2020 THIS IS OK,WELL SORRY IT IS NOT POSSIBLE IT IS A DIFFERENT YEAR AND YOU CANNOT DO THIS SO EITHER PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR YOU DO NOT GET THE RINGS.THE REASON WHY WE LET MEMBERS HAVE RINGS EARLY IS TO HELP THEM BREED EARLIER IF THIS CONTINUE,S WE WILL STOP THE SERVICE AND JUST GO WITH THE YEAR.

 

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IMPORTANT NEWS RE FORTH COMING SHOWS.THE 28th GOUDEN RING SHOW TO BE HELD IN BELGIUM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA 19 OUT BREAK AND THE 69th WORLD SHOW TO BE HELD IN SPAIN JAN 2021 HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELLED.

 

 

 

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MEMBERS NEED TO BE AWARE THAT AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR THE OFFICE WILL ONLY BE OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9 AM TO 12 AM. PLEASE DO NOT PHONE AFTER THESE TIMES AS KNOW ONE WILL BE THERE TO ANSWER YOUR CALL. 

 

 

 

 

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BALAI REGISTRATION FORM 2020.

 

Use the link below to open the Balai Registration Form 2020.
Balai Registration Form 2020


 

 

The exective IOA committee wish to report the passing after a short battle with illness of member COM/OMJ Judge Brian Hogg on the 31st May 2019.They offer their condolences to his wife and family

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”  ORDER OF MERIT AWARD “.

The Executive committee have decided the time is right for IOA members who have put a life times work into the IOA and the hobby should be rewarded. Our honoured members names will now go onto the ORDER OF MERIT shield. Each member will be given their own bespoke glassware which is theirs to keep.

To start the Merit shield off twelve members were put forward and all their work and achievements were discussed and agreed by the committee. Some have been in the hobby for over 60 years and have been with the IOA from the start in 1955.

For achievements to the British Bird world our first name is Bob Partridge, his knowledge makes him just about the most experience person in the UK and he is one of the few people still alive to have helped DEFRA with the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act. A great person, a “Breeder of a diverse range of both European and Foreign birds many of which are now not seen in aviculture, and also a BBC delegate.”
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From the 1st of January 2019  to the 21st of January 2019 the IOA  offices will be closed as we will be at the World Show in Holland.

No orders will be sent out until the 21st January.


Apologies, due to a small number of members actions we will only ship items to members when funds are confirmed as cleared.
Please note – if you require rings quickly then the fastest payment method is debit card.

Important recently received draft documentation, it is important that you read the 2 documents below and send your comments back to me A Robinson – allen.robinson@blueyonder.co.uk.

This licensing is due to come into force in October 2018, it is to be placed before parliament on the 5th April 2018. Your comments are urgently required before this date.

Selling Animals as Pets Final 12.3 (1)

Animal Exhibits Defra Guidance 1.2.18

 


https://consult.defra.gov.uk/natural-england/wildlife-licence-charges

If you require any further information, contact me on one of the methods below.

Mobile 07947808933
Landline 01226 286066
Contact form


Public Liability Insurance Document

We have received this information from an IOA member, it is to be noted that this is only cover provided for public liability and does not cover legal fee’s. The IOA have contacted another insurance broker, who has informed them that they are currently looking at obtaining cover for legal expenses and will report back to the IOA at the end of summer 2017.


Following the recent meeting held with DEFRA/NE in London, could members please send me any pictures of the following birds with deformed feet following the ringing of the chicks in the nest.

Mealy Redpoll ring size C

Siberian Bullfinch Ring size D

Siberian Goldfinch Ring size C

My email address is allen.robinson@blueyonder.co.uk


The consultation summary of responses and Government response will be published at 10am tomorrow, Wednesday 23 March. www.gov.uk/government/consultations/captive-bred-birds-changing-how-we-regulate-trading-in-england-scotland-and-wales (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.
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