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:

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

Please support the I.T.S.  You can apply or renew on line. Thank you to the members who have already renewed for 2024.
If you wish to pay a subscription directly into the ITS bank account, please see the details of our bank account.

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

Subscription for 2024 is now due, so please renew if you haven't already done so. Thank you.

Issue 60 - Winter 2023 has been posted out (or pdf link sent) to 2023 members on, or by, 25/01/24. Thank you for your patience.

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

What's new on the site? (newest first)
  • Members adverts - turacos wanted or for sale - updated 20th April
  • Minutes of 2024 Committee Meeting and A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 17th April
  • The I.T.S. 2025 AGM will take place on Saturday 12th April 2025 (to be confirmed), at 2pm at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Oxon., England and on Zoom online - see visits - added 6th April
  • Chairman's report for 2024, including accounts for the year (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 6th April
  • ITS committee members edited here - edited 6th April
  • Numbers of members and which countries they come from (members only, link 'Information') - updated 5th April
  • Update of postage prices due to Royal Mail price increases April 2024
  • Update the link to Instagram above - 28th March
  • Bibliography of articles from ITS Magazines on Turaco Management and Wild Observations (members only, link 'Resources') - updated 16th February
  • Magazine contents full list - updated 29th January
  • Magazine Issue 60 available for purchase - here - added 28th January
  • Magazine extract for Issue 60 (members link 'Resources') - added 28th January
  • Update of members' password for 2024 (members only) - 1st January
  • Update to ITS Conservation Projects here - updated 30th August
  • Magazine extract for Issue 59 (members link 'Resources') - added 21st June
  • Knysna Turaco pin badges for sale £2.50 per badge here
  • Movie and article: 'Breeding Lady Rossís Turacos' - here - added 5th September
  • Members personal details, by request only (members only, link 'Information') - updated 22nd April
  • Prince Ruspoli's Turaco pin badges for sale £2.50 per badge here (see brochure)
  • Lost and found' link to UK National Pet Register

Contact ITS Secretary
E-mail: Nigel Hewston

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