Join South Africa's
leading Bird Keeping Club and meet others who share your passion for
The Rand Avicultural Society, based in the Gauteng area, is South
Africa’s leading bird keeping club.
Its members specialise in South African, African, Australian, Asiatic
and South American Finches and Doves, as well as Softbills, Parrots
and Parrot-like birds.
The Rand Avicultural Society welcomes beginners and experienced bird
keepers alike, and is able to offer a number of benefits, including:
Upon joining RAS you will receive a starter pack, which will provide
you with valuable information regarding the art of bird
keeping in South Africa.
- The only club in South Africa to have an avian vet as its president
for specialised healthcare advice.
- The largest generalised bird keeping club in South Africa that
caters to a range of species, from Finches to Macaws.
- Access to a well-stocked library that offers a wide range of
books and subscriptions to the best international bird keeping
magazines and videos.
- Assistance for members regarding possible permit applications
for keeping indigenous birds.
- Bird keeping clubs often make regular financial contributions
to various bird related conservation initiatives.
- Opportunities to attend talks/seminars/conferences by knowledgeable
speakers on specialised topics, such as bird aviaries (inside
and outside), keeping caged birds (national and international
species), avian healthcare and The Southern Ground Hornbill etc.
- Access to videos on how South African bird keepers put their
love for the hobby into practice.
- Modern day technologies for club management.
The members of the Rand Avicultural Society meet on the last Tuesday
of every month (except December) at the Honeydew Country Club, Tennis
club section, at No 1 Boundary Rd, Honeydew, Johannesburg (see
map for directions). Meetings start at 7.30pm for 8.00pm and end
at approximately 10.pm. Visitors are welcome to bring their families
and enjoy an evening with us in the wonderful world of aviculture.
Membership fees are R200.00 per year per individual and R240.00 for family packages.
Visit our Nature Conservation page if you wish to read
about what birdkeepers have done
for nature conservation or find out more about keeping a particular
species then click the link below:
• The Garden
• Bengalise and Zebra
• Budgies and Lovebirds
• An introduction to Softbills
• Mules and Hybrids
• Pekin Robins and Silver Eared Mesias
For more information about buying or selling birds (finch, African Grey, Macaw, Budgie, Canary, etc), general bird health care, books, feeders, nutrition and housing (cage or aviary), etc in South Africa, visit the Avizandum Magazine website at www.avizandum.co.za
email their editor at:firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information the Rand Avicultural Society you can email: email@example.com
or you can Blog: (rasavichat.blogspot.com)