International Turaco Society



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A Turaco is an exotic African softbill.

The attractive pair canoodling here are White-cheeked Turacos. Later we will introduce you to many more species as you continue to tour the site. Please select your destination using the navigation buttons on the left.

Pair of White-cheeked Turacos

The International Turaco Society aims to research and promote good husbandry practices; support conservation projects that have an impact on wild populations and unite turaco enthusiasts around the world.

The International Turaco Society was set up in 1993 by a group of turaco enthusiasts who met at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford (Oxfordshire in England). Anyone interested in any aspect of keeping or breeding turacos is welcome to join.

Membership rates:

  • £15 U.K. or overseas, if you want magazine issues posted to you.
  • £10 U.K. or overseas, if you want magazine issues sent via e-mail link to download as pdfs.

Please support the I.T.S.  You can apply or renew on line. Thank you to the members who have already renewed.
If you wish to pay a subscription directly into the ITS bank account, please contact the webmaster for details of our bank account.

Members, remember that you can advertise turacos wanted or for sale on this website, free of charge, see here.  

Issue 58 - Autumn 2022: A printed version has been posted out to all paid-up full members on 18/11/22 and a link to a pdf copy was also e-mailed to pdf members. Copies are only sent to members who have paid the subscription for 2022, so please renew if you haven't already done so. Thank you.

If you have anything which could be included in future issues, please e-mail them to

What's new on the site? (newest first)
  • Magazine Issue 58 available for purchase - here - added 18th November
  • Magazine extract for Issue 58 (members link 'Resources') - added 18th November
  • Magazine contents full list - updated 18th November
  • Numbers of members and which countries they come from (members only, link 'Information') - updated 6th October
  • Link to I.T.S. Instagram page added above - 17th September
  • Knysna Turaco pin badges for sale £2.50 per badge here - added 9th September
  • Link to a guide designed to help anyone who wants to get started with bird watching - here - added 9th September
  • Movie and article: 'Breeding Lady Rossís Turacos' - here - added 5th September
  • Offer to UK ITS Members of surplus stock from Paradise Park (members only) - added 23rd July
  • ITS members invited to Avicultural Society Summer Social Meeting - see visits - added 22nd June
  • Minutes of 2022 Committee Meeting and A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 20th May
  • ITS committee members edited here - edited 20th May
  • Members adverts - turacos wanted or for sale - updated 15th May
  • Update to ITS Conservation Projects here - updated 8th May
  • Chairman's report for 2022, including accounts for the year (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 26th April
  • The I.T.S. 2023 AGM, is proposed to take place on Saturday 15th April 2023, at 2pm at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Oxon., England and on Zoom online - see visits - added 26th April
  • Members personal details, by request only (members only, link 'Information') - updated 22nd April
  • Prince Ruspoli's Turaco pin badges for sale £2.50 per badge here (see brochure) - added 27th March
  • White-cheeked Turaco picked up in Birmingham - details here - added 21st February
  • Links to a blog which walks you through the steps of creating a DIY wire mesh bird feeder and a website for birding beginners (both recommended by Roxanne), plus to a Backyard Birdwatching website in North Carolina (recommended by Leslie) - other sites - added 25th January
  • Update of members' password for 2022 (members only) - 1st January
  • Turaco pencil tins for sale £10.00 each (three designs available) here - added 3rd June
  • Message about Fischer's Turacos available from Tina Bouttle, Zoo Curator at The Living Rainforest in Berkshire - see messages - added 17th May
  • Turaco fridge magnets for sale £3.00 per set of three fridge magnets here - added 5th April
  • Zanzibar Turaco pin badges for sale £2.50 per badge here (see brochure) - added 24th March
  • More copies of "Turacos in Aviculture" by Kateri J. Davis available for purchase - added 7th January here
  • Shop updated (Royal Mail price increases yet again on 1st January 2021 - the third price increase in less than 1 year!) - here
  • Bibliography of articles from ITS Magazines on Turaco Management and Wild Observations (members only, link 'Resources') - updated 4th April
  • Lost and found' link to UK National Pet Register

Contact ITS Secretary
E-mail: Louise Peat

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