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  • Budgerigar Society Press Release – 24th July 2020

    General Council Zoom Meetings Zoom meetings are now a regular way of communicating for the General Council (GC). They are held at least fortnightly and last for around 2 hours. Longer zoom sessions have been held but these can have a negative impact on concentration levels and 2 hours is found to be about right. [ Read More » ]

  • Budgerigar Society Press Release – 3rd July 2020

    The QueenA letter of congratulations has been received from Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of the Ninety-Fifth anniversary of the Budgerigar Society. Platinum PatronageA suggestion has been made by R Anderson to introduce Platinum Patronage as a new top level of patronage offered by the Society. The suggestion requires further detail and so the [ Read More » ]

  • Society Subscriptions and Ring Prices 2021

    Budgerigar Society Press Release – 19th June 2020 In recognition of the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic is having on the hobby, The Budgerigar Society General Council have agreed that subscriptions and ring prices will remain unchanged for 2021. Base costs from the ring manufacturer Avian ID are remaining the same for 2021. The BS [ Read More » ]


    Following the revision of Rules which were placed before the membership in the March/April 2020 issue of “The Budgerigar” 269 members cast their vote via the Postal Ballot. The Society thanks those members who have taken the trouble to vote. The results are noted below and these will be ratified at the 2020 AGM whenever [ Read More » ]

  • Social Media Communications

    To develop a more positive communications network for the overall benefit of BS Members, Terry Tuxford has been tasked by the GC to be the official spokesperson on BS related subjects on the Exhibition Budgerigar Forum. However, for BS matters, members are encouraged to use the Budgerigar Society Facebook Page (, which provides a direct [ Read More » ]

  • BS Rings

    The Society is pleased to announce that the Society ring maker Avian ID is purchasing a new laser ring making machine exclusively for the production of BS rings. Meantime BS laser etched rings will be produced on their existing machine with effect from the orders processed by the BS on 3rd June 2020. The rings [ Read More » ]

  • PRESS RELEASE May 2020

    The BS Club Show 2020 Recommendations received by the General Council (GC) from the Club Show Committee said that due to continued uncertainty of Government Guidelines on COVID-19 and the unknown time-scale for lifting the social distancing element of lockdown, the 2020 Club Show should be cancelled. The Dome in Doncaster would not be large [ Read More » ]

  • 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 » ]

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