Bird Keepers Association | Fostering relationships between aviculturists

About Our Association

The formation of the Bird Keepers Association was borne out of the frustrations which from experience many bird keepers have and that was to create an environment where members, breeders and those who are merely not just interested in keeping birds but watching their antics either in the wild or in the aviary and birdroom of others come together in a friendly & sharing manner to explore the richness of the bird keeping hobby.

The Bird Keepers Association web site will bring together all those interested in bird keeping irrespective of their geographical location and one of the aims of the Association is to ensure that the other frustration which we are sure is felt by all bird keepers and that is the fragmented composition of the market place when trying to purchase birds, equipment and food.

Although initiated within the geographical region of the borough of Southend on Sea the aims of Bird Keepers Association will appeal to bird keepers nationwide.

The aims of the Bird Keepers Association will foster relationships between bird keepers to create opportunities for bird keepers to meet at BKA’s regular meetings to exchange information, to attract new entrants to the hobby, to share experiences, to produce case studies, to successfully market surplus birds to other members or members of the public, to swap birds with other members and finally to generate a platform for free advice on breeding, feeding and to maintain healthy birds.

Recent Blog Posts

July 22, 2017 |

Bird Sale Show dates for 2017

The Bird Keepers Association of Essex is holding its’ late Summer & Autumn Bird Sale shows on Sunday 10th September 2017 and thereafter on Sunday 19th November 2017 (not 22nd Oct as previously advertised!) For further information and booking forms please visit or phone Len 01702 293053 or Malcolm 01702 584107. Tables £8. Entrance £3. Children free. Increased parking spaces & an on site cafe & of course a huge number & variety of birds will make these events a diary date which should not be...

July 6, 2017 |

Breeders who place a Wanted adv – BEWARE

From personal experience and with rose coloured spectacles! I was keen to obtain a hen New Britain Manikin (Lonchura Spectabilis) and placed a wanted advertisement on a social media site. In quite a short space of time a Jean Blaise of Prinzenallee, Berlin, 13357 contacted me and stated that he had the bird I wanted. He asked me for 121 Euros and he would ensure the bird was couriered to my home address. However when he asked me to send the money via a Western Union address I was suspicious but after many emails together with a photo of the bird for sale I succumbed to the temptation. His email address was As soon...

May 24, 2017 |

Info LEAFLET for the 25/6 BIRD SALE


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