International Turaco Society



Welcome to our Website


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.

My thanks to the members who have paid their subscription for 2015. If you have not paid yet, but wish to continue to be a member, then please renew your subscription now. Thank you.

Membership rates for 2015:

  • £15 U.K. or overseas, if you want Issues 43 and 44 posted to you.
  • £10 U.K. or overseas, if you want Issues 43 and 44 sent by e-mail as pdfs.

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

Issue 43, Spring 2015, of our magazine was posted to all 2015 members on 4th April. PDF Members have had a copy e-mailed to them. If you have not paid your subscription for 2015 and wish to remain a member and receive a copy of Issue 43, then please pay your subscription now. Thank you.

If you have a news item or an article with photographs for Issue 44, Autumn 2015, then please e-mail them to our editor: Georgie Jefferies: Thank you.

What's new on the site? (newest first)
  • 2016 AGM date will be Saturday 9th April 2016 (see details) - now confirmed
  • Shop updated 19th September
  • Members adverts - turacos wanted or for sale - updated 19th September
  • Numbers of members and which countries they come from (members only, link 'Information') - updated 28th August
  • Members personal details, by request only (members only, link 'Information') - updated 24th August
  • Minutes of 2015 Committee Meeting and A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 10th August
  • Message from Christopher Kent (Social Secretary & Publicity officer of The Avicultural Society) about the Avicultural Society's Raymond Sawyer Scholarship 2015 - added 20th May
  • Change ITS secretary details - updated 21st April
  • Chairman's and Treasurer's reports given at 2015 A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 18th 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
  • Magazine extract for Issue 42 (members link 'Resources') - added 24th January
  • ITS Magazine Issue 42 (available for purchase) - added 24th January
  • Update of members' password for 2015 (members only) - 2nd January
  • Membership subscription rates for 2015 updated - here
  • Removed 18 members from 2013 who have not paid for 2014

Contact ITS Secretary
E-mail: Jonathan Beilby

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