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  • Graham Turner

    I am pleased to advise that Graham Turner of York has agreed to replace Steve Holland on the BS General Council. This follows Steve’s recent resignation and I thank Steve for his contributions to Council over the past two years. At the last ballot for the General Council, held in 2018, Graham was the first [ Read More » ]

  • The Budgerigar Society Closed Rings – The Full Story

    During 2018, Budgerigar Society members expressed concerns about the overall quality of closed rings being supplied by the new BS ring maker. There had also been an issue with the delivery of the 2018 rings being late. This culminated with the old supplier A C Hughes, selling their entire business to Avian ID. A member [ Read More » ]

  • Sad news – Steve Amos

    The Society is saddened to announce that former President Steve Amos died on 10 May 2020 at the age of 94. Steve was a well respected and hard working member of the BS General Council for many years serving until 1995. He was BS President in 1986 and was awarded the Silver Bird in 1990. [ Read More » ]

  • BS Ring Supplier

    The Society has been informed that Avian ID, the Society ring maker, will re-open on Monday 11th May 2020. All ring orders will now be placed with Avian ID and the emergency arrangements with the Belgian and German ring makers will cease with immediate effect. The Society is extremely grateful that both Coditech of Belgium [ Read More » ]

  • Society Update

    The BS Annual General Meeting was cancelled following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic and the legal requirement for social distancing. Consequently, the ballot for rule changes planned for 2020 has been delayed. The most significant of the changes that will have an immediate effect on the Society is the ring issue date that, if [ Read More » ]

  • Coronavirus & Patronage Update

    The BS General Council have decided that in support of the UK Government directives on Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Budgerigar Society will be withdrawing its Patronage for the entire 2020 Show season or until the Government lifts its ban on attendance at sporting fixtures and the need for social distancing is removed.

  • BS RINGS – EMERGENCY SUPPLY

    Members are advised that the Society has negotiated with two well known and respected ring makers in Belgium (Coditech) and Germany (Oestringer) to supply BS rings during the minimum 3 week period that our normal supplier Avian id is closed due to the Coronavirus situation. The rings will cost the same as at present however [ Read More » ]

  • BS Rings

    The Society is working to appoint emergency ring makers to replace the UK ring maker Avian id while it is closed for the next three weeks due to the Coronavirus situation. We hope to be in a position to announce the arrangements on Friday 27th March. We thank members who have ring orders in the [ Read More » ]

  • Coronavirus update

    The Society office is closed until further notice. Our ring maker (Avian id) has also advised that they have closed and therefore no ring orders can be accepted until they reopen. We regret to advise members that 10 Ring orders processed by the BS on  23rd March have not been made. Bulk seed orders via [ Read More » ]

  • BS Patronage Shows

    The Budgerigar Society understands that due to the Coronavirus situation some Clubs and Societies will be cancelling their shows. If your Society has decided to cancel/postpone their BS Patronage Show then please advise the BS Patronage Administrator (Ronnie Simpson budgieron@virginmedia.com or phone/text 07484 326984). The BS has already advised that if any Society has to [ Read More » ]



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