The Magazine of the Foreign Bird League
Currently in it's 84th edition, Foreign Birds is the magazine for the League members. Printed on top quality, glossy paper in colour and distributed on a quarterly basis, the magazine is usually 44 pages in total, sometimes more.
The magazine contains articles on keeping, breeding and management of all sections of the Foreign Bird Fancy.
There are also articles on member's holidays (where they search out species kept in captivity), book reviews, minutes of all council meetings,show reports etc
Issue Season Period Cut off date for copy Posted out no later than
Vol 84 no1 Spring Jan-Mar 2nd Friday in Feb 1st week April
Vol 84 no2 Summer Apr-Jun 2nd Friday in May 1st week August
Vol 84 no3 Autumn Jul-Sept 2nd Friday in Aug 1st week November
Vol 84 no4 Winter Oct-Dec 2nd Friday in Nov 2nd week January
The Foreign Bird League exchanges magazines with overseas societies and articles from these overseas magazines are sometimes included.
If you wish to submit copy for inclusion in the magazine the Editor will be very pleased to hear from you. Do not hesitate if you feel your grammar or spelling is not up to scratch - this will be reviewed. Even a few notes written "on the back of an old envelope" will be fine. We are particularly short of copy at the moment, so any help at all will be gratefully received.
If you can e-mail the notes, preferably including a few photos, use the following link FBL.Editor@googlemail.com or you can post to the Membership Secretary (address on the subscriptions page)
The Spring edition of "Foreign Birds" will be posted out as soon as the Covid-19 situation improves.
Your understanding will be much appreciated. Keep Safe.
The Editor of the magazine maintains a library of archived magazines. Unfortunately, this is incomplete. However, those magazines that are held are now indexed. A copy of this index in PDF format can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. The document is just over 2.9mb and goes to around 358 pages. The index covers 372 magazines and there are in excess of 6800 items. If you have any magazines not indexed, and either wish to donate them to the league, or you would be willing to lend us them - please contact the editor on the e-mail shown above.