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.

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 will be posted out to all 2015 members very soon. The issue is currently being printed. 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)
  • Numbers of members and which countries they come from (members only, link 'Information') - updated 30th November
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Contact ITS Secretary
E-mail: Jonathan Beilby

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