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Cage & Aviary Birds Magazine

51 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From €1.57 per issue Cage & Aviary Birds is the world’s only weekly newspaper for birdkeepers. Written by bird experts for bird fans, it is packed with news, advice and comment from the avicultural scene. An essential resource for members of bird clubs and societies, it also offers an unrivalled marketplace for sellers and buyers of birds and all bird-related products, both in the British Isles and around the world.
As a weekly, it’s a uniquely comprehensive and topical source of news on all subjects that affect the birdkeeper: from legal changes and government consultations, through zoo and bird-park events, scientific research and business news, to the achievements of personalities in the hobby, as well as clubs and their members.
While it’s first and foremost a newspaper, each issue also offers a wealth of practical advice and tips from the top names in the bird world, plus opinion, controversy, species and hobbyist profiles, humour and nostalgia. Bargain-hunters eagerly await their copy to scan its paid and free adverts, and it is quite simply The Bible for show reports, club news and events.
Since 1902, Cage & Aviary Birds has consistently been the first-choice publication for keen birdkeepers,

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Cage & Aviary Birds  |  No.5811 Reversal of Fortune  


OUR GOVERNMENT AND conservation
organisations are quick to take credit for
successful bird reintroduction schemes.
They’re a bit slower to give any credit to the
avicultural (broad sense) skills without which
these programmes would never get off the ground.
Take bird-of-prey reintroductions. White-tailed eagles
and red kites are doing so well that they feature in any
self-respecting local report on the tourist economy. Trippers
can enjoy kite-feeding jamborees in the West Country and
eagle-watching cruises off romantic Skye. And they’re a
buzz, these events, no question; they put many non-bird
people in touch with the avian world. However, the
meticulous rear-and-release operations that lie behind such
spectacles, in both cases featuring eggs or young taken
under licence on
the Continent,
receive little
publicity, though
Cage & Aviary Birds tries to make up for that. Kites, let’s not forget, were
starting to recover in their native Wales just as the first wave
of reintroductions took hold. White-tailed eagles have turned
the corner in Europe and could have been expected to
recolonise naturally – given time. Ditto cranes. All these are
spectacular, “headline” birds. I admit to a bias towards the
smaller, less showy candidates, of which the hawfinch (see
Terry Kelly’s article on page 11) is a prime example.
Hawfinches should be all over Britain. They’re not a
naturally peripheral southern species like the cirl bunting,
but a widespread, if uncommon, native of woodlands from
central Scotland to Cornwall and Kent. From much of this
range they have recently vanished; Terry, a lifelong birdman,
had never seen a wild hawfinch till this year. No-one fully
understands their decline, though it sounds as though the
(non-native) grey squirrel must take some blame. I agree
with Terry: it would be fantastic if aviculture could help to
restore this bird to its rightful place. Wouldn’t you love to
see a cherry-stone cracker or two on your bird table?
Cage & Aviary Birds is the world’s only weekly newspaper for birdkeepers. Written by bird experts for bird fans, it is packed with news, advice and comment from the avicultural scene. An essential resource for members of bird clubs and societies, it also offers an unrivalled marketplace for sellers and buyers of birds and all bird-related products, both in the British Isles and around the world.
As a weekly, it’s a uniquely comprehensive and topical source of news on all subjects that affect the birdkeeper: from legal changes and government consultations, through zoo and bird-park events, scientific research and business news, to the achievements of personalities in the hobby, as well as clubs and their members.
While it’s first and foremost a newspaper, each issue also offers a wealth of practical advice and tips from the top names in the bird world, plus opinion, controversy, species and hobbyist profiles, humour and nostalgia. Bargain-hunters eagerly await their copy to scan its paid and free adverts, and it is quite simply The Bible for show reports, club news and events.
Since 1902, Cage & Aviary Birds has consistently been the first-choice publication for keen birdkeepers, whether experienced or new to the hobby.
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