Study groups
Welcome to the website of Aviornis International Europe
AVIORNIS International was formed in 1973 by a group of Aviculturists to be an organisation that gathers bird fanciers who are occupied in aviculture and preserving the following birds:

Struthioniformes, Rheiformes, Casuariiformes, Tinamiformes, Podicipediformes, Pelecaniformes, Ciconiiformes, Anseriformes, Galliformes, Gruiformes, Charadriiformes, Pteroclidiformes, Columbiformes, Cuculiformes, Coraciiformes and Bucerotiformes.

The AVIORNIS magazine helps to provide two of the main aims of AVIORNIS - to promote sound husbandry through captive breeding and to have closer co-operation between international breeders to promote their interests.

The avicultural side cannot be emphasised enough, with one of our main aims to promote sound husbandry in captive breeding and establish captive breeding programmes.

  • To support and co-operate with other organisations on scientific programs to preserve bird species that have become nearly extinct.
  • To stimulate (inter)national exchange of young birds in order to keep genetically healthy stocks of each species.
  • To help our members with advice and information on the husbandry and breeding management of the wide diversity of bird species.
  • To contribute, together with other international organisations, to scientific programs, aimed at the re-introduction of bird species that have become (locally) extinct due to natural catastrophes or other reasons.

Under the wings of Aviornis International members of studygroups collaborate to exchange information about Avian populations in aviculture (ex-situ) of specific families and genera. The studygroups have participating members worldwide, from both private collections and zoological institutions. The studygroups are:
  • Turaco (Musophagidae)
  • Ruffed pheasants (Chrysolophus spp.)
  • Wild pigeons, doves and small grouse
  • Peacock pheasants (Polyplectron spp.)
  • European Jungle Fowl Group (Gallus spp.)
  • Ibisring, for ibis and spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)
  • Hornbills (Bucerotiformes)

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