What are the advantages?

The BWA offers members a wide range of services and facilities to help you get more enjoyment from waterfowl, including;

  • Waterfowl Magazine: A high quality 70 page magazine sent to members three times a year, offering advice, information and exchange of views.
  • Breeder Directory: A comprehensive list of waterfowl breeders, sent to members every other year.
  • Open Days and Workshops: We organise visits every year to interesting waterfowl collections across the country, as well as member days and learning workshops for members to attend.
  • Local Contacts: You can keep in touch with a network of members and attend local as well as regional and national events. Each county has a local representative.
  • Help and Advice: We give you access to many experts that can give you help, support and advice. There are also information leaflets to help newcomers to waterfowl keeping.
  • Website: The bulk of the website, which contains much useful information including a shop selling books, leg rings and a variety of gifts, is open to all. There is a bulletin board for members to post notices, e.g. to advertise stock for sale.
  • Champion Waterfowl Exhibition: We organise an exhibition every year giving members an opportunity to show your ducks, including a sales section.
  • Representation: Where necessary, the BWA will act nationally to support member's interests.

How to join

We would be very happy to welcome you to our organisation. You do not have to be an expert. All we ask is that you are enthusiastic about waterfowl.

There are a number of ways to join or renew your membership to the BWA;

BWA secretary: Kate Elkington
The Old Bakehouse, Ashperton, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2SA
Telephone: 01531 671250