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 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.

Issue 46, Winter 2016, of our magazine has been sent out to all 2016 members (23/12/16). It will be available for purchase from this website shortly.

Membership subscription for 2017 is 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. Thank you to the members who have already paid for 2017.

If you have a news item or an article with photographs for Issue 47, Spring/Summer 2017, then please e-mail them to our editor: James Taylor:

What's new on the site? (newest first)
  • Numbers of members and which countries they come from (members only, link 'Information') - updated 19th January
  • Members personal details, by request only (members only, link 'Information') - updated 3rd January
  • Update of members' password for 2017 (members only) - 1st January
  • Members adverts - turacos wanted or for sale - updated 5th December
  • ITS Magazine Issue 45 (available for purchase) - added 17th October
  • Shop updated 14th August - "Turacos in Aviculture" by Kateri Davis - here and Livingstone's Turaco Lapel Badge - here
  • Minutes of 2016 Committee Meeting and A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 2nd May
  • Chairman's (including accounts for the year) and Secretary's reports given at 2016 A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 2nd May
  • Details of the Avicultural Society trip in September 2016 here added 2nd May
  • 2017 AGM Saturday 25th March 2017 - see visits
  • James Taylor joined the ITS committee - 9th April
  • ITS Magazine Issue 44 (available for purchase) - added 3rd December
  • Magazine extract for Issue 44 (members link 'Resources') - added 3rd December
  • Removed 22 members from 2014 who have not paid for 2015 - 30th November
  • Change ITS secretary details - updated 21st 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

Contact ITS Secretary
E-mail: Jonathan Beilby

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