Avicultural Weekend

 Conservation Breeding and Advisory Group meeting (CBAG), 
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, HP18 0JH, 
Saturday 3rd February 2024 – 10:00 to 16:30 

We are pleased to confirm that the 2024 Conservation Breeding and Advisory Group meeting (CBAG) will be held at Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH on Saturday 3rd February 2024 from 10:00 to 16:30.   

Programme: The full Programme will be circulated nearer the time, but so far we have Poultry Vet Victoria Roberts and Jonathan Beilby from Chester Zoo. Gavin Harrison will be giving a tour of the magnificent aviaries at lunchtime. 

Cost: There is a refreshment charge of £15 per person to cover tea breaks and sandwiches/cake for lunch. You can pay cash or card on the day or make a BACS payment in Advance to: Account: WPA, Sort Code: 60-83-01, Account Number: 20407667

Accommodation: There are multiple accommodation options around Waddesdon and Aylesbury to suit all pockets. 

We recommend the Premier Inn at Aylesbury, with the Horse and Jockey pub next door:

Premier Inn Aylesbury Hotel, Buckingham Road, Aylesbury, HP19 9QL, Tel: 0333 777 3673

The Premier Inn and Horse and Jockey pub don’t offer breakfast options but there are plenty of nearby eating places where you can buy breakfast.

Evening meals: pay for your own food and drinks at the restaurants:

Friday 2 February - I have booked tables at the Horse and Jockey pub which is next door to the Premier Inn for the Friday evening 4th Feb 7:30pm.

Saturday 3rd February - the Bell at Aston Clinton at 19:00. I will send a UpToDate menu nearer the date because the restaurant has asked people to choose in advance, but you can see a preview here: https://www.thebellastonclinton.co.uk/dinnermenu

Please let me know if you plan to attend as follows:

1.     Evening meal at the Horse & Jockey – 19:00 Friday 2 February

2.     CBAG Meeting at Waddesdon Manor – 10:00 Saturday 3 February

3.     Dinner the Bell at Aston Clinton- 19:00 Saturday 3 February

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu):

If it is your intention to exchange birds during the CBAG weekend, could you please ensure that you are acting within the law by checking on the government website (www.gov.uk/avian-influenza-bird-flu).

As Waddesdon Manor has its own biosecurity measures in place, we are not permitted to bring any birds onto their site, even the car parks. Please arrange any bird transfers away from Waddesdon.

We look forward to seeing you and if you need any other information, please let me know.

Barbara Ingman

(office@pheasant.org.uk, telephone 07935383992)