Societies holding a Bird Gathering/Show are reminded that they must notify DEFRA/Animal Plant Health Agency. This should be done via email (at least 7 days before the bird gathering/show) to the email address below.

The email address has changed from last year and there is now separate email addresses for shows in England, Scotland and Wales.

The information required is the Name of the Organisation; Main Contact Name, Address, Phone Number & email address; Date of the Show; Location of the Show (address and postcode); type and approx. number of birds expected at the show, Purpose of the gathering eg. Show, Sale.

This is required so that DEFRA has this information in case of an outbreak of any illness that could affect birds (such as bird flu) in that immediate area.


Email address for ENGLAND:-



mark in the heading the words Bird Gatherings.  


This will ensure that your email is directed to the team dealing with this matter and they then advise the Local Council of the bird gathering. Your email address will be used to give approval for the event to be held.

We would remind Clubs and Societies that DEFRA have now removed the need for a “risk assessment carried out by a vet” to hold a bird gathering/show.

Clubs/Societies and Members are reminded that robust Bio-Security must be evident at all bird gatherings. The Bio-security guidelines as laid down by the Budgerigar Society must therefore be fully complied with at all shows.

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