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 subscription for 2017 was due on 1st January 2017, so if you wish to continue to be a member and receive copies of Issue 47 and 48, then please pay your subscription now.
Thank you to the members who have already paid for 2017.

Membership rates for 2017:

  • £15 U.K. or overseas, if you want Issues 47 and 48 posted to you.
  • £10 U.K. or overseas, if you want Issues 47 and 48 sent by e-mail 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 new account, from March 2017.

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

Issue 46, Winter 2016, of our magazine was sent out to all 2016 members in December 2016.
Issue 47, Spring 2017 is currently being compiled.
If you have a news item or an article with photographs for Issue 47, then please e-mail them to our editor: James Taylor:

What's new on the site? (newest first)
  • Members adverts - turacos wanted or for sale - updated 19th April
  • Minutes of 2017 Committee Meeting and A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 15th April
  • Numbers of members and which countries they come from (members only, link 'Information') - updated 25th March
  • Chairman's report (including accounts for the year) given at 2017 A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 25th March
  • Members personal details, by request only (members only, link 'Information') - updated 3rd March
  • Information about the Avicultural Society trip in September 2017, to which ITS members are also invited - see visits - added 1st March
  • Message about an available adult male Livingstone's - see messages - added 24th February
  • Removed 33 members from 2015 who have not paid for 2016 or 2017 - 16th February
  • Bibliography of articles from ITS Magazines on Turaco Management and Wild Observations (members only, link 'Resources') - updated 16th February
  • ITS Magazine Issue 46 (available for purchase) - added 13th February
  • Magazine contents full list - updated 13th February
  • Magazine extracts for Issues 45 and 46 (members link 'Resources') - added 13th February
  • Camperdown Wildlife Centre in Dundee have some surplus Violaceous Turacos that they are prepared to distribute to other collections, including to members of the I.T.S.  If you would be interested in having any of these birds, please login to the members area and go to 'Stock' / 'Advice' - added 9th February
  • Update of members' password for 2017 (members only) - 1st January
  • Shop updated 14th August - "Turacos in Aviculture" by Kateri Davis - here and Livingstone's Turaco Lapel Badge - here

Contact ITS Secretary
E-mail: Jonathan Beilby

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