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About the BWA
The BWA is an association of enthusiasts interested in keeping, breeding and conserving all kinds of waterfowl - wildfowl, domestic ducks and geese.
We are a registered charity dedicated to education about waterfowl and their conservation, as well as to raising the standards of keeping and breeding ducks, geese and swans in captivity.
The BWA offers members a wide range of services and facilities to help them get more enjoyment from waterfowl. We welcome beginners through to experts.
Why not join us?
Receive the BWA Waterfowl magazine three times a year, offering you advice, information and exchange of views. Keep in touch with a network of members, and attend national, regional and local BWA events. We organize the Champion Waterfowl Exhibition as well as visits to interesting collections, members days and learning workshops.
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DeFRA and APHA have just issued a reminder about winter preparedness.
All bird keepers across Great Britain should register their birds on the Great Britain Poultry Register (GBPR). If you have 50 or more birds, this is a legal requirement. Keepers with fewer than 50 birds are also strongly encouraged to register.
In Northern Ireland there is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to register their birds on the DAERA Bird Register.
Our Champion Waterfowl Exhibition on 3rd November at Stratford Park Leisure Centre Stroud is not to be missed - everyone welcome!
The schedule can be downloaded here and a hard copy will be sent out with the summer edition of Waterfowl if you have exhibited with us before.
The entry form can be downloaded here.
Following public consultation, and on advice from Natural England, DEFRA have re-issued the General Licence WML-GL36.
This permits the control of pest species listed in the licence.
For the licence pertinent to:
• England - see here.
• Northern Ireland - see here.
• Scotland - see here.
• Wales - see here.
BWA Spring Open Weekend at Humberside - report here.
Project Laysan Duck
Examining the genetic purity of the Laysan Duck, Anas laysanensis.
We are now sending out sampling packs for Project Laysan Duck. To find out more about the project sign up here and we will send you more information about submitting samples.
BWA 2019 AGM Weekend Report here.
The issue surrounding the sale of Mandarin and Carolina Ducks has now been resolved and Natural England has published an updated list for the general Licence GL18.
You can read the full list here.
Any member intending to sell these species at auction in the near future, might like to print out this missive from Natural England.
Discounts have been arranged for two animal parks in Kent.
See the offers page here for details.
Duck Breeds Registrar Scheme (updated 01/04/19)
Breeders of domestic ducks are urged to register. This scheme is intended to preserve the diversity of the gene pool. Click here for more information.
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