WPA Course

Introductory course on how to keep and breed
Ornamental Pheasants successfully

Saturday 7 October 2017*

This exciting new introductory course on ornamental pheasants, their breeding and management is designed to attract anyone interested in pheasants, and is to be hosted at:

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 0AQ,
Saturday 7 October 2017.

The speakers are prominent members of the World Pheasant Association which has responsibility for the in-situ and ex-situ conservation of the entire world’s Galliformes. The course will cover aviary design, feeding, health, breeding and hatching, using the most up to date methods available. Speakers:

Ian Clark has been a member of WPA for many years, and has 50 years experience in breeding ornamental pheasants. He will cover many of the practical aspects of keeping pheasants - the pros and cons of rearing using incubators, broody hens and natural parent rearing, arranging aviaries to suit different species, bird body language and general care of the birds.

John Corder is Vice-President of WPA. He has achieved great successes in breeding many threatened species and he is a consultant for the governments of India, China and Malaysia for their conservation breeding projects, particularly the Western Tragopan, Chinese Monal and the peacock-pheasants. He has worked for many years on the Green Peafowl re-introduction project in Malaysia. John has videos of practically all species of pheasants in the world, including material showing courtship displays and other aspects of the breeding biology of this group.

Tim Lovel began his pheasant keeping activities guided by surviving members of the pre-war Ornamental Pheasant Society, continued as Treasurer of the Pheasant Trust, and became a co founder of WPA. Two spells as International Chairman and then Vice President continued his involvement over 42years. Now retired from work as a hospice doctor he specialises in Tragopan and Copper pheasants, racing pigeons,budgerigars, children, grandchildren........and Diana.

Delegates will be able to take part in discussion groups, and both beginners and experienced bird keepers will enjoy and benefit from the course.

Kirkley Hall is situated only 8 miles from Newcastle city centre and 4 miles from Newcastle International Airport, and is easily accessible by road, rail and air.

The cost will be only £30, which covers refreshments during the course and delegates will be given a Certificate of Attendance. A barbecue is planned for Saturday evening.

For more information please contact Barbara Ingman, office@pheasant.org.uk, 01434 345526, mob: 07935383992

Download Booking Form and return along with your payment as soon as possible.