Welcome to the website of the International Owl Society
The UK based society was formed in 1996 and was intended as a worldwide forum for anyone with an interest in Owls- from those who simply like Owls and who may wish to support Owl conservation work through the society's conservation projects to those who are considered to be serious keepers & breeders of these remarkable birds. Membership is open equally to all Owl enthusiasts, keepers and breeders as well as those from the scientific and zoological communities.
We hold two meetings each year (Spring & Autumn) which includes our A.G.M to which all members and those with an interest in joining the society are welcome.
One of the great strengths and value of being a member of the society is in the contacts and friendships you make and develop with others who share your interest and passion for Owls.
For those thinking about taking the first steps in owl keeping, membership of the IOS as a society should be high on your agenda, in order to obtain the required knowledge needed to keep an Owl, to introduce you to experienced and knowledgeable Owl keepers who will in turn become your mentors, assisting and advising when the needs for help or advice arises.
For those established Owl keepers, we have some of the UK’s most experienced Owl keepers and breeders within our membership base and on the most part they are more than happy to “Talk Owl” with anyone within the society regardless of their level of experience.
Our objectives as a society are:
In order to achieve those objectives
Our Species Coordination Team endeavor to maintain knowledge of Owl species presently held within the hobby that we consider to be at risk from being lost to Owl keepers; to promote the keeping and breeding of these species, as well as seeking to introduce additional species into captive breeding programmes.
Our new website will feature a host of Owl related information and password accessed pages for members, Owl related forums and blogs, an "Owl Mart", an Owl Species Guide, both current and back issues of TYTO, contact details for the IOS Council Members, News and Information, and also entertainment pages for of our younger members.
The International Owl Society Team