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 for 2016:

  • £15 U.K. or overseas, if you want Issues 45 and 46 posted to you.
  • £10 U.K. or overseas, if you want Issues 45 and 46 sent by e-mail as pdfs.

Please support the I.T.S. You can apply or renew on line.

Issue 44, Autumn 2015, of our magazine has been posted out to all 2015 postal members (3rd December).
PDF Members have had a pdf copy e-mailed to them (30th November).

Membership subscription for 2016 will be due on 1st January 2016, so if you wish to continue to be a member and receive copies of Issue 45 and 46, then please pay your subscription soon. Thank you to the members who have already paid for 2016.

If you have a news item or an article with photographs for Issue 45, Spring 2016, then please e-mail them to our editor: Georgie Jefferies:

What's new on the site? (newest first)
  • Minutes of 2016 Committee Meeting and A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 2nd May
  • Chairman's (including accounts for the year) and Secretary's reports given at 2016 A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 2nd May
  • Details of the Avicultural Society trip in September 2016 here added 2nd May
  • Numbers of members and which countries they come from (members only, link 'Information') - updated 28th April
  • Members adverts - turacos wanted or for sale - updated 15th April
  • 2017 AGM date to be confirmed
  • James Taylor joined the ITS committee - 9th April
  • Update of members' password for 2016 (members only) - 1st January
  • ITS Magazine Issue 44 (available for purchase) - added 3rd December
  • Magazine extract for Issue 44 (members link 'Resources') - added 3rd December
  • Removed 22 members from 2014 who have not paid for 2015 - 30th November
  • Members personal details, by request only (members only, link 'Information') - updated 24th October
  • Shop updated 19th September
  • Change ITS secretary details - updated 21st April
  • Magazine contents full list - updated 15th April
  • Bibliography of articles from ITS Magazines on Turaco Management and Wild Observations (members only, link 'Resources') - updated 15th April
  • Magazine extract for Issue 43 (members link 'Resources') - added 15th April
  • ITS Magazine Issue 43 (available for purchase) - added 15th April
  • Membership subscription rates for 2015 updated - here

Contact ITS Secretary
E-mail: Jonathan Beilby

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