Norfolk Foreign Bird Association are presently helping to fund conservation projects around the globe. Our funding is helping towards the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and it's work with the Pygmy Hog in Nepal. http://www.durrell.org/

The Red Panda via Marwell Zoo. http://www.marwell.org.uk/default.asp?css=1

The Amur Leopard via the Tigris Foundation and the Zoo outreach of India. http://www.tigrisfoundation.nl/cms/publish/content/showpage.asp?themeid=1

Our club is also helping towards the funding work with the Palawan Peacock Pheasant, artificial insemination in rare leopards, dentistry for the Bull Elephant and the re-introduction of Green Peafowl into Mayala and the survey of the very rare Pink-billed Parrot Finch in Fiji. We are also helping towards funding the breeding programmes of the Moluccan and the Umbrella Cockotoo's breeding programme throughout European Zoo's. We also support the funding to re-introduce the Hill Mynahs to Asia and the Bali Starling to the Island of Bali in Indonesia.

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Norfolk Foreign Bird Association would like to thank Mr Tim Roe and the Animal Healthcare at

WILLOW VETERINARY CLINIC, 323 Drayton High Road. Hellesdon. Norwich. NR6 5AA. Tel: 01603-411520 for their kind donation to the above conservation funding.

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If you are interested in helping towards funding the above conservation work please make contact with Steve Downes downess999@hotmail.com and I will tell you all about the Norfolk Foreign Bird Association Conservation fund. 

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Norfolk Foreign Bird Association are presently adopting three pairs of birds at the Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Filby, Great Yarmouth. NR29 3DR.

http://www.thrigbyhall.co.uk/what-thrigby-hall-is-about.php

The BLYTH HORNBILLS. Ranges from Southeast Asia from Myanmer and Thailand east through New Guinea to the Solomon Island. Found in lowland forests and swamps. A large bird three feet tall with a huge bill which has 3-8 dorsal ridges. This species was named after Edward Blyth a prolific naturalist based in British India. Females build a nest in a hollow tree and then build a wall to close all but the smallest of openings. The male brings the food and pass it to the brooding female through the hole in the tree.. 

The HILL MYNAH. These are protected species. They are prized for their vocal skills and are capable of mimicking. The Hill Mynah is the most proficient talker of the Mynah family. They live in Northern India and Thialand and can be found in hill forests from a range of 1000 to 5000 feet. They prefer areas of high rainfall and humidity and spend most of their lives in trees. They are mainly frugivorous and feed on ripened fruit. They occasionally eat insects and small lizards. Mynahs migrate out of breeding season to areas where there is an abundance of ripening fruit.

The LONG TAILED SIBIA.

 Not the most colorful bird in the world but is a large grey babbler type with a very long tail which has white tips. The wings have a white panel and the bill is fairly long and slightly downturned. The pair was very active in their flight. The Sibia likes eating flower buds, fruits like berries and figs, insects and small frogs. They will also eat small snails which they take as a food as well as a calcium supplement.

 

 

Above photo's by Martin Staff.

We are also sponsoring the Victorian Crown Pigeon at Banham Zoo in Norfolk (Pictured above).

CAZTEZ are offering our members the opportunity to raise money for our club fund - They have offered to donate 50p from every order made from a NFBA member. All we need to do is add NFBA after our name on any sale we make.

 i.e. Steve Downes (NFBA)

If you are phoning an order you must mention that you are a Norfolk Foreign Bird Association member so that we can recieve this donation. Many thanks to John Mathieson & Mark Whyman.

Please be aware that Caztec will soon have a Cage Bird range of seed and accessories.

http://www.caztez.co.uk/

Above is a picture taken on Saturday 21st November 2009 at Wayland Prison in Norfolk. On the left is Carol Venables from the SCA and right is Steve Downes from the Norfolk FBA. The Prison aviary was being closed down and we had the task of catching the 80 birds that were kept in two spacious aviaries and rehoming them. It was a big task and took a couple of hours to catch all the birds. Carol took some of the birds back to Windsor with her to be rehomed. Steve took the majority of them and rehomed them with members from the Norfolk FBA. Some Cockatiels were also given to a Norfolk Junior School for their aviary and some Zebra Finches were given to a Norfolk farm that has aviaries. Alot of Java Sparrows, Cockatiels & Zebra Finches were given to members of our association and I can reasure you all that they have all gone to good homes.