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I hope you have had a successful season.


Yep, it's that time of year again. WPA survey of captive birds 2016. Well almost. I am getting the forms out a couple of weeks early this year as it is the 40th anniversary of the first census performed jointly with the readers of Cage and aviary magazine. As such we are trying to re-create a similar joint census this year, an article will be in this months cage and aviary magazine.

Please find below your form for the WPA captive survey of Galliformes.The form is attached in an Excel format, and a PDF format, to print off for those that do not have excel. You can post or email the results back to me. Or if you don’t want to use the form, simply put the information in an email and send it to me at nigel.hester@adive.co.uk

The information you sent us was last year was extremely helpful as it continues to add to records about the status of captive galliformes in the UK, consequently allowing us to determine what necessary action might be needed and provide recommendations to breeders about stock levels. We would really like your help again this year to record the birds that were in your collection on 31 August 2016.

This information will then be anonymously combined with results from other breeders and we will be able to determine the trends of different species in collections in the UK and across Europe. Without this information the European Conservation Breeding Group cannot properly measure the status of captive birds and provide advice for their conservation.

To assist with the conservation of captive Galliformes please fill out the form and return it to the WPA office or to myself, details on the forms, as soon as possible. It is also very helpful to let us know if you do not or no longer keep any birds and we stress that all census returns are handled confidentially. Please do get in touch with the WPA office if you have any questions or problems completing the form.

Many thanks!

Download in Excel format

Download in PDF format

Nigel Hester
CBAG Census