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 subscription for 2020 is due on 1st January, so if you haven't renewed yet and wish to continue to be a member and receive copies of Issue 53 and 54, then please pay your subscription now. Thank you to the members who have already paid.  If you haven't already done so, members please complete and submit the e-mail consent form, which can be found here.  Thank you.

Membership rates for 2020:

  • £15 U.K. or overseas, if you want Issues 53 and 54 posted to you.
  • £10 U.K. or overseas, if you want Issues 53 and 54 sent via e-mail link to download as pdfs.

Please support the I.T.S.  You can apply or renew on line.
If you wish to pay your 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.  

A link to a pdf copy of Issue 52, Winter 2019, was e-mailed out to all 2019 pdf members on 29/12/19.
Issue 52, was posted out to all 2019 paid-up members on 30/12/19.

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

What's new on the site? (newest first)
  • Numbers of members and which countries they come from (members only, link 'Information') - updated 15th January
  • Update of members' password for 2020 (members only) - 1st January
  • Magazine Issue 52 (newest issue) available for purchase - here - added 30th December
  • Magazine contents full list - updated 30th December
  • Members adverts - turacos wanted or for sale - updated 16th December
  • Lost and found' link to UK National Pet Register added - 28th September
  • Members personal details, by request only (members only, link 'Information') - updated 24th September
  • Link to a guide which helps you identify different tail feathers you might encounter in North America - other sites - added 6th August
  • Date for 2020 AGM will be Sunday 5th April at 2pm - to be confirmed - more details here - added 8th April 2019
  • Shop updated (Royal Mail price increases from 25th March 2019) - here
  • Magazine extract for Issue 50 (members link 'Resources') - added 5th March
  • Removed 12 members from 2017 who have not paid for 2018 - 3rd January
  • More copies of "Turacos In Aviculture" by Kateri Davis now available here - added 27th December
  • Minutes of 2018 Committee Meeting and A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 28th March
  • Privacy policy and e-mail consent form for members here - added 24th March
  • Chairman's report (including accounts for the year) given at 2018 A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 24th March
  • Bibliography of articles from ITS Magazines on Turaco Management and Wild Observations (members only, link 'Resources') - updated 5th March
  • Link to EAZA Best Practice Guidelines for Turaco prepared by Louise Peat, Cotswold Wildlife Park - here - added 22nd February

Contact ITS Secretary
E-mail: Mark Smith

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