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A Turaco is an exotic African softbill.

The attractive pair canoodling here are White-cheeked Turacos. Later we will introduce you to many more species as you continue to tour the site. Please select your destination using the navigation buttons on the left.

Pair of White-cheeked Turacos

The International Turaco Society aims to research and promote good husbandry practices; support conservation projects that have an impact on wild populations and unite turaco enthusiasts around the world.

The International Turaco Society was set up in 1993 by a group of turaco enthusiasts who met at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford (Oxfordshire in England). Anyone interested in any aspect of keeping or breeding turacos is welcome to join.

Membership rates:

  • £15 U.K. or overseas, if you want magazine issues posted to you.
  • £10 U.K. or overseas, if you want magazine issues sent via e-mail link to download as pdfs.

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If you wish to pay a subscription directly into the ITS bank account, please contact the webmaster for details of our bank account.

Members, remember that you can advertise turacos wanted or for sale on this website, free of charge, see here.  

Issue 55 - Summer 2021: A link to a pdf copy was e-mailed out and/or a printed version was posted out to all paid-up members on 26/05/21.

If you have anything which could be included in future issues, please e-mail them to

What's new on the site? (newest first)
  • Link to a website that emphasises just how important birds and other pollinators are for the planet as a whole (recommended by Megan) - other sites - added 10th September
  • Members adverts - turacos wanted or for sale - updated 28th June
  • Numbers of members and which countries they come from (members only, link 'Information') - updated 27th June
  • Turaco pencil tins for sale £10.00 each (three designs available) here - added 3rd June
  • Magazine Issue 55 available for purchase - here - added 2nd June
  • Message about Fischer's Turacos available from Tina Bouttle, Zoo Curator at The Living Rainforest in Berkshire - see messages - added 17th May
  • Chairman's report for 2021, including accounts for the year (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 5th April
  • The I.T.S. 2022 AGM, is planned for Saturday or Sunday 23rd or 24th April 2022, at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Oxon., England - to be confirmed - added 5th April
  • Turaco fridge magnets for sale £3.00 per set of three fridge magnets here - added 5th April
  • Zanzibar Turaco pin badges for sale £2.50 per badge here (see brochure) - added 24th March
  • More copies of "Turacos in Aviculture" by Kateri J. Davis available for purchase - added 7th January here
  • Shop updated (Royal Mail price increases yet again on 1st January 2021 - the third price increase in less than 1 year!) - here
  • Update of members' password for 2021 (members only) - 1st January
  • Magazine contents full list - updated 20th May
  • Magazine extract for Issue 53 (members link 'Resources') - added 20th May
  • Minutes of 2019 Committee Meeting and A.G.M. (members only, link 'Meetings') - signed off at 2021 meeting
  • Bibliography of articles from ITS Magazines on Turaco Management and Wild Observations (members only, link 'Resources') - updated 4th April
  • Lost and found' link to UK National Pet Register
  • Members personal details, by request only (members only, link 'Information')

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E-mail: Jonathan Beilby

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