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International Owl Society Meeting • Saturday 10th October '15.

The IOS Meeting is to be held on Saturday 10th October '15 at the Baytree Owl & Wildlife Centre , Splading, Lincs.

Ticket holders will be able to visit the Garden Centre and Owl collection during the day. The Garden Centre opens at 9am, the Owl Centre at 10 am.

The I.O.S meeting will start at 1pm in the Conference Centre. A range of displays and exhibitions will be held throughout the day.

As usual a raffle will be held to raise funds for I.O.S. projects.

Ticket prices are as follows:

If you would like to know more about the IOS Meeting, or for enquiries related to Membership Renewals, please send us an e-mail via our Contact Us page.
posted by The International Owl Society

Please Sign This Petition
Deny permission for a "Pop Up Owl Bar"

It has come to our attention that this so called "Pop Up Owl Bar" is to take place in London for a week in March 2015.

The International Owl Society, its members, other Owl & Bird of Prey Keepers, and other like-minded individuals cannot condone such an "event" to take place.

It is not in the best interest whatsoever of the Owls that shall have to endure such an environment. Owls, as many of you will know, can become stressed ever-so-easily. And this will undoubtebly happen at this "event". This is not about educating the public or the welfare and conservation of Owls.

A petition has been setup via Change.Org. If you, like us at the Society and so many other people, feel that this should not be allowed to take place, please click on the link below and sign the petition which will hopefully stop this from taking place.

Please click here to sign the petition via Change.org

Thank you and Kind Regards,
The International Owl Society

posted by Jamie Jackson

Announcement to Subscribed Members of The IOS
The IOS Members Forum is now online!

We are excited to announce that the new International Owl Society Forum is now online & is available for all of our subscribed members.

To register, please direct to our Forum & click on the Register link & follow the onscreen registration procedures. Once we have validated your registration details with our up-to-date subscribed members list, we will activate your Forum account for you to view & enjoy what the IOS Forum will have to offer.

Please note that the IOS Forum is in its infancy and so content from both the IOS Council & IOS Members will gradually grow with the amount of posts in each category of the Forum. Enjoy Members!

Learn about & Join The IOS
To learn more about what The International Owl Society actually does, please visit the About the IOS page. To Join the IOS, you can do so easily online via our secure Join The IOS page.

Update (26/03/15): we have now finished extensively designing & enhancing the IOS Members Forum to bring you the latest in features the Forum has to offer, and to bring the Forum design inline with the main/primary IOS website.

The International Owl Society

posted by Jamie Jackson

Best Regards and Wishes to Mark Whittaker

Mark Whittaker has resigned from his position as a Council Member of The IOS as he has now moved on to College to take on his Teachers Training Course.

On behalf of all on the Council and members of the Society, I would like to wish him all the best in his new adventure.

He will be sorely missed for his vast expertise, knowledge and understanding of Owls.

He's still going to be around so I'm sure he'll pop up now and again.

All the best Mark and thanks for all your input over the few years you have been on the Council.

posted by Christopher Ashwin

Taxonamy Changes

There have been a number of Taxonamy changes for certain species of Owls. In some cases, the Common name has changed and the Scientific name has remained the same; in other cases the Scientific name has changed and the Common name has remained the same.

Presently Formally
Southern White-faced Owl
Ptilopsis granti
White-faced Scops Owl
Otus leucotis
Canadian Great Horned Owl
Bubo v. wapacuthu
Bubo v. occidentalis
South American Great Horned Owl
Bubo v. nacurutu
Magellan Horned Owl
Rock or Indian Eagle Owl
Bubo bengalensis
Bengal Eagle Owl
Pharoah Eagle Owl
Bubo ascalaphus
Savigny's Eagle Owl
Greyish Eagle Owl
Bubo cinarascens
Abyssinian Eagle Owl
Bubo africanus cinarascens
Verreaux's Eagle Owl
Bubo lacteus
Milky Eagle Owl
Barred Eagle Owl
Bubo sumatranus
Malay Eagle Owl
Buffy Fish Owl
Bubo ketupu
Malay Fish Owl
Ketupa ketupa
Western Screech Owl
Megascops kennicottii
Otus kennicotttii
Asian Barred Owlet
Glaucidium cuculoides
Cuckoo Owlet
Southern Boobook Owl
Ninox boobook
Boobook Owl/Morepork
Ninox novaeseelandiae
Striped Owl
Asio clamator midas
Mexican Striped Owl