The Budgerigar – Correction

November 21, 2022
On page 17 of the November / December 2022 edition of The Budgerigar the wrong image was used for the Grey Any Age Best Of Colour and the Class number should have been 11-14. Sincere apologies to I…

Groats Price Increase

November 10, 2022
CountryWide Seed Groats are now £22.35 for 20kg.

Summarised Report of the Minutes of the Budgerigar Society General Council Meeting

November 9, 2022
Summarised Report of the Minutes of the Budgerigar Society General Council Meeting, held on Thursday, 13th October 2022 commencing at 7.15pm via zoom. Chairman’s Welcome – the Chairman welcomed a…

B S Club Show 2022

September 28, 2022
Show Date 24th / 25th September 2022 Show Name /Status B S Club Show 2022 Birds Benched 893 Exhibitors Champion Intermediate Novice Junior Total 53 16 24 6 99 Award Cage No. Code Exhi…

The Budgerigar Society office will be closed on Monday, 19th September

September 15, 2022
The Budgerigar Society office will be closed on Monday, 19th September to give our colleagues the opportunity to pay their respects and watch the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We will …

The Budgerigar – Sept/Oct 2022

September 13, 2022
The next edition of the BS magazine The Budgerigar is due to be posted on Friday, 16th September. As the following Monday is a Bank Holiday for the Queen’s Funeral, delivery is likely to be delayed.

BS Club Show 2022 – Programme

September 10, 2022
2022 Budgerigar Society World Championship Show Programme Friday 23rd September 2022 Booking In between 2.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. Join Sue Smith and her team for a welcome cuppa. Saturday 24th Septem…

BS Club Show Auction

September 9, 2022

BS Club Show Raffle

September 9, 2022

HM Queen Elizabeth II

September 9, 2022
It is with deep sadness and sorrow that the Budgerigar Society joins the country in mourning Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II following the announcement from Buckingham Palace on 8th September 2022. …

Budgerigar Society Club Show 2022 – Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) – Devon, Cornwall and parts of Somerset

September 8, 2022
Members may be aware of the Prevention Zone set up by DEFRA as a result of Bird Flu outbreaks in the west of England. In anticipation of this being lifted prior to the Club Show, members living wit…

The Budgerigar September / October 2022

September 7, 2022
The next edition of The Budgerigar is currently with the printer and will be posted to members soon.

Avian Flu Latest

August 31, 2022
Latest situation Further update 31 August Following a number of detections of avian influenza in poultry and wild and captive birds across the southwest of England a regional Avian Influenza Preven…

Club Show Prize Money – Juniors

August 23, 2022
Club Show Sponsors Adrian Terheege is donating his £50 General Council Honorarium to the Club Show Prize Money pot – £30 for most junior young birds benched and £20 for best junior young bird.

Summarised Report of the General Council meeting held on Thursday 04 August 2022 via Zoom.

August 16, 2022
Apologies Richard Miller (prior work commitment), Ronnie Simpson (Covid), and Adrian Terheege (holiday). Chairman’s Welcome – The Chairman began by welcoming all and particularly new member Simon D…

BS Club Show 2022 – Auction of Birds

August 14, 2022

Imported Show Cages

August 13, 2022
Imported Show Cages There is a suggestion that non-approved budgerigar show cages are being imported into the UK. Please note that approved show cages will have the Show Cage Manufacturer (SCM) reg…

Social Media Photographs of Budgerigars

August 13, 2022
Social Media Photographs of Budgerigars The GC were advised that exhibitors were posting pictures of their birds on the run up to shows with such quotes as, “hope this one does OK at the weekend” e…

Bird Flu Latest – 30th July 2022 (

July 30, 2022
Update 28 July Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 27 July in captive birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Sandy, Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire. A 3km Captive Bird…

Daniel Lutolf at the BS Spring Event 2022.

July 28, 2022
This is part one of the video taken at the Spring Event. Advance orders for Part 2 are now available from Jason in the BS Office

Budgerigar Stamps

July 13, 2022
Australia have recently issued a set of stamps in celebration of pet budgerigars – see  

The Budgerigar Society World Show 2022

July 10, 2022
The 2022 World Show Schedule is included with the July/August 2022 edition of The Budgerigar.

Colour Budgerigars

July 9, 2022
As the popularity of Colour Budgerigars gain momentum it may be useful to revisit the following. The complete Colour Standards for this breed is the same as the mainstream birds and this can be fou…

Budgerigar Society 2020 Closed Rings

July 5, 2022
Early orders for 2020 closed rings were satisfied with either metal or plastic rings. In February 2020, Roxan, the plastic rings manufacturers advised that it was no longer financially viable to su…

Anne Moore

July 5, 2022
The Society is deeply saddened to advise that Anne Moore passed away on Friday, 1st July 2022. Anne from Selby, North Yorkshire was an integral part of the BS Club Show for many years. She worked t…

The Budgerigar – July / August 2022

July 1, 2022
The next edition of The Budgerigar is with the printer and will be posted out on around 12th July.

Budgerigar Society Club Show Dinner Dance – Free Coach

June 24, 2022
Budgerigar Society Club Show Dinner Dance – Saturday, 24th September 2022 Our coach company, L L Travel, will collect us from the Hilton Garden Inn, Racecourse, Doncaster, DN2 6BB and travel the 1….

ACS SIA Door Qualifications

June 23, 2022
The Club Show committee is looking for a member who is qualified with ACS SIA door qualifications to volunteer for the Club Show for the two days. If this is you, please contact the Society adminis…

Summarised report of the General Council (GC) meeting held on Thursday, 9th June 2022 commencing at 7.15pm via Zoom.

June 21, 2022
There were three apologies for absence – Richard Miller had a previously work engagement, Adrian Terheege had a judging engagement and Mat Ackers had resigned from the GC that day. Chairman’s Welco…

Eligibility For Winning Budgerigar Society Certificates

June 18, 2022
Exhibitors are reminded that only current BS Members exhibiting birds wearing an official ring purchased from the Budgerigar Society through the Society Administrator can be awarded Certificates of…

BS Subscriptions 2023

June 13, 2022
Budgerigar Society Subscriptions 2023 Adult £29.50. Partnership (same address) £44.25. Senior Member £23.60. Disabled £23.60. Junior £19.15. Overseas Member postage surcharge – Europe £20.00 Rest o…

The Budgerigar Society 2022 Rule Change Ballot Results

June 13, 2022
The revision of Rules and Conditions were placed before the Membership in the March/April, 2022 issue of “The Budgerigar”. A total of 284 members cast their vote via a Postal Ballot. One photocopie…

New Budgerigar Society Full Panel Judges

June 4, 2022
The following successfully passed the Final Test of the Subsidiary Judges Training Scheme at the BS Spring Event in Doncaster on 21st May 2022 and have been added to the Main Judges Panel List and …

Budgerigar Society New President and Vice-president

June 1, 2022
At the recent BS AGM, Chris Snell was inaugurated as the new BS President with Geoff Bowley becoming Vice-president. Chris will hold the post for two years following the unexpected resignation of P…

Spring Event Raffle Results

May 28, 2022
We would like to thank everyone who donated prizes and bought tickets for this event, your support is very much appreciated. 1st Prize: Ackers & Bird Normal Grey – Winner Terry Tuxford. 2…

Gould Award At The Spring Event

May 26, 2022
Grant Findlay (WBO Vice Chairman) presenting the Gould Award to Roy Aplin at the 2022 B.S. Spring Event with Ghalib Al-Nasser (WBO Secretary), Lucy Aplin, Chris Snell (B.S. President) & Mauric…

The Budgerigar Magazine

May 6, 2022
The May/June edition of The Budgerigar is with the printer and will be sent to all paid up members on 12th May 2022 .

BS Spring Event Raffle 2022

May 4, 2022
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Spring Event Raffle 2022 to be drawn during the presentation of the awards on Sunday 23rd May at the Dome Doncaster. We have 7 super prizes up for gr…

Joint BS and Area Society Membership

April 15, 2022
Joint BS and Area Society Membership A scheme to make all new BS members joint members of their Area Society is still being considered. An important factor for success is that whatever is proposed …

World Budgerigar Organisation

April 14, 2022
World Budgerigar Organisation The next WBO meeting is in Italy in September 2022 and the Society has one item of correspondence with the WBO on the Ideal and we await their response after the Septe…

Judges Handbook

April 13, 2022
Judges Handbook The final draft of the much anticipated Judges Handbook has been made available to the GC. This is a huge piece of work, and the plan is to have it as a loose-leaf format so that…

Members Engagement Survey

April 12, 2022
Members Engagement Survey The results of the survey were printed in the March issue of “The Budgerigar”. More than 100 members took part we thank our main sponsor Countrywide Seed for sponsoring th…

Spring Event Update

April 11, 2022
Spring Event Update The BS Club Show Committee are looking forward to our post Covid kick start event for the 2022 Show Season on 21st and 22nd May 2022 at the Dome, Doncaster. The Schedule has bee…

Ray Fox Judging Stick

April 9, 2022
Ray Fox has generously donated a carved and painted judging stick and would like the GC to decide what to do with it. After discussion it was agreed that this would be a one-off award for the train…

Ribbon Presentation

April 5, 2022
                  At the 19th March 2022 GC meeting  President Elect Chris Snell presented the new Vice Chairman Grant Findlay with his VC ribbon and the new Society Administrator Jason Julien…

Summarised Report of the Budgerigar Society General Council Meeting

April 2, 2022
Summarised Report of the Budgerigar Society General Council Meeting held on Saturday, 19th March 2022 commencing at 10.00 hrs at Bugbrooke Community Centre, Northampton. There were two apologies fo…

Annual General Meeting 2022

March 25, 2022
THE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2022 The Dome, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Rd, Doncaster, DN4 7PD. Sunday 22nd May 2022                  Commencing 11.00 a.m. AGENDA President’s Addr…

Staging Of Birds At The Spring Event

March 17, 2022
Please note that birds will be accepted on Friday, 20th May 2022 between 3.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. and on Saturday, 21st May between 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. For schedule CLICK HERE

BS Mentors Scheme

March 17, 2022
A list of BS Mentors is now available on the website. See

Budgerigar Society Shop Items

March 16, 2022
The Budgerigar Society is looking to expand its shop product lines and would be interested to hear from you about items which you would like it to stock. Please email with your…

Voting Papers

March 16, 2022
For paid up members of the BS living at the same address and who do not receive their own copy of The Budgerigar, voting forms for the proposed Rule Changes were posted to you on 16th March 2022.

Junior Members Please Take Note

March 15, 2022
Junior members of the Budgerigar Society are invited to take part in a one-off listening group to be held via Zoom. If you would like to take part please email the BS Office.

The Budgerigar March / April 2022

March 15, 2022
The March / April 2022 edition of The Budgerigar has been posted to all paid up BS Members.

The Budgerigar

March 3, 2022
THE BUDGERIGAR The March / April 2022 edition of The Budgerigar is with the printer and will be posted out soon.

Stafford Spring Bird Show – 6th March 2022

February 13, 2022
The Budgerigar Society Stand will be at the Stafford Show on 6th March 2022 and we welcome members to come and introduce themselves to us and to pay subs, order rings and purchase products.

Avian Flu Information

February 9, 2022
Avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in captive birds, poultry and wild birds in England, Wales and Scotland. The following link is updated regularly with information on the latest cases,…

Avian Flu Update From Dept of Environment

February 8, 2022
5 February 2022 Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in captive birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Fakenham, North Norfolk, Norfolk on 5 February 2022. A 3km Captive Bird…

Spring Event 2022 – More Hotel Rooms Now Available

January 31, 2022
Budgerigar Society Spring Event   Society members wanting to book the BS HQ Hotel Hilton Garden Inn. Rooms are selling fast but we have managed to get an additional 10 double rooms added for o…

Budgerigar Society Novice / Junior Incentive

January 30, 2022
Budgerigar Society Novice / Junior Incentive The Novice / Junior Incentive was in operation during the 2019 show season (pre-Covid) with 22 fanciers qualifying for the award. The General Council ha…

Summarised Report of the General Council meeting held on Thursday, 13 January 2022

January 27, 2022
There was one apology for absence due to a work commitment. Chairman’s Welcome – the Chairman, welcomed all to the first meeting of 2022. He thanked those GC members who had recently contributed to…

Spring Event Guest Speaker

January 21, 2022
The Spring Event on 21st and 22nd May 2022 at The Dome, Doncaster. The organisers are pleased to announce that one of the world’s top breeders and exhibitors Daniel Lutolf from Switzerland has agre…

Budgerigar Society AGM/Open Meeting

January 21, 2022
The AGM, which is open to all paid up members will be held in conjunction with the Spring Event on the Sunday, 22nd May 2022 at 11.00 a.m. at The Dome, Doncaster. Following the AGM an Open Meeting …

Roll Of Honour

January 21, 2022
The 2021 Roll of Honour has been added to the website. See

The BS Dinner Dance at the Spring Event

January 21, 2022
The BS Dinner Dance at the Spring Event will be held on Saturday 21st May 2022 Entertainment at the Dinner Dance will be provided by The Hudson Sisters, Jacki and Holly Hudson. Their show boasts…

BS Membership Renewal

January 21, 2022
Please note you have until 30th April to renew your Budgerigar Society Membership for 2022 and ensure continuity of membership. However, if you have not paid, your on-line website log-in expired on…

Club Show 2023 Judges

January 21, 2022
THE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY (BS) advises that all nominations for Judges to judge the 2023 BS Club Show should be with the Society Administrator by 28 February 2022. The nomination should be for Judge…

Hotel Bookings For The Spring Event & The Club Show

January 21, 2022
Head Quarters Hotel The Hilton Garden next to Doncaster Racecourse is the Head Quarters hotel for both events. For booking information including prices, see…

The Budgerigar – January / February 2022

January 21, 2022
The latest edition of The Budgerigar will be posted to members on 24th January 2022.

Bird Flu Update

January 21, 2022
From 8 November 2021 no gatherings of poultry, galliforme birds or anseriforme birds are permitted. Galliforme birds include pheasants, partridge, quail, chickens, turkeys and guinea fowl. Anserifo…

The Spring Event Show

January 1, 2022
The Spring Event show will be staged by colour rather than by sections. With this system, the judge will judge the colour/variety where they are benched, thus reducing the movement of birds.


November 27, 2021
In recent months, the Budgerigar Society has received a considerable number of concerns from show organisers and judges alike about the potential of non-BS or non-Area Society rung birds being ente…

The Budgerigar Society Launches New Pet Owners Club

November 19, 2021
The Budgerigar Club – The Budgerigar Society Launches New Pet Owners Club The Budgerigar Society had a Pet Section some years ago and it never really took off because the mai…

BS 2022 Patronage Application

November 17, 2021
The application form for 2022 Budgerigar Society patronage is now available on the BS website please complete and send in before the end of February 2022.…

New BS Twitter Account

November 10, 2021
The Budgerigar Society has a new Twitter account – @TheBudSoc

Summarised Report of the General Council meeting held on Thursday, 04 November 2021 via Zoom.

November 10, 2021
There was a full attendance of the GC. Chairman’s Welcome – The Chairman opened the meeting and apologised for having to cancel the original meeting planned for 21 October at such short notice due …

Budgerigar Mentors Wanted

November 6, 2021
As a part of the Members Engagement Project, the BS is looking to create a list of UK wide mentors for new and less experienced fanciers. This list will be published in The Budgerigar and on the BS…

Avian Flu

November 3, 2021
Update 3 November 2021: An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across Great Britain effective from 5 p.m. on 3 November 2021 – see the AIPZ section for further information. Av…

Three Year Membership Deal

October 27, 2021
Join The Budgerigar Society For 3 Years Today and Save Up To £57 Pay for one year and get three! NEW MEMBERS ONLY Adults – £36 (Save £57) Senior & Disabled – £30.30 (Save £45.60) Juniors – £26…

Budgerigar Society At The National Exhibition, Stafford

October 5, 2021
The Budgerigar Society would like to wish a very warm welcome the many new members that joined the Society at Stafford last weekend. The Budgerigar Society’s attendance at the National Exhibition a…

2022 Ring Orders – DEADLINE REMINDER

October 5, 2021
To guarantee posting on 30th November 2021, ring orders for 2022 rings must be with the Society Administrator by 15th October 2021. Please send these orders as soon as possible to enable processing…

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