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 is being printed now. 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)
  • Details of the Avicultural Society Spring Social Meeting & AGM, to which ITS members and guests are welcome - see visits - added 25th March
  • Numbers of members and which countries they come from (members only, link 'Information') - updated 13th March
  • Members adverts - turacos wanted or for sale - updated 10th March
  • Message from Nikki Smith, about Red-crested Turacos in North American collections. Added 19th February
  • Message from Christine, about a brooder she has available. Added 18th February
  • Magazine contents full list - updated 24th January
  • Bibliography of articles from ITS Magazines on Turaco Management and Wild Observations (members only, link 'Resources') - updated 24th January
  • Magazine extract for Issue 42 (members link 'Resources') - added 24th January
  • ITS Magazine Issue 42 (available for purchase)
  • Members personal details, by request only (members only, link 'Information') - updated 11th January
  • Update of members' password for 2015 (members only) - 2nd January
  • Membership subscription rates for 2015 updated 23rd October - here
  • Removed 18 members from 2013 who have not yet paid for 2014 - updated 17th October
  • Advice on purchasing turacos (members link 'Stock') - added 2nd October
  • Magazine contents full list - updated 2nd October
  • Bibliography of articles from ITS Magazines on Turaco Management and Wild Observations (members only, link 'Resources') - updated 2nd October
  • Magazine extract for Issue 41 (members link 'Resources') - added 30th September
  • ITS Magazine Issue 41 (available for purchase)
  • Some FAQs added on 27th September. If you have any other questions about the ITS or turacos in captivity or the wild, please complete and submit the form at the bottom of the FAQ page.
  • Revised Constitution 13/04/14 (members only)
  • Minutes of 2014 Committee Meeting and A.G.M. including Chairman's Report and Profit and Loss Account sheet (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 20th April
  • 2015 AGM date is Sunday 12th April 2015 (see details) - added 20th April 2014
  • Information about conservation projects in Africa that the ITS has helped to sponsor - added 18th March
  • Turaco husbandry basics (here) and more detailed husbandry information for members - added 15th February

Contact ITS Secretary
E-mail: Nigel Hewston

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