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Now representing over 30 clubs both in the UK & Europe, as well as overseas, this new website enables both club officials and fanciers to keep up to date with what is happening both within the Border Convention as it oversees and administers the hobby, in addition to news and show results from all the member clubs.

Working together with other Border websites, the aim of all is to both promote - and safeguard the hobby of breeding and showing Border Canaries.

This Site is to showcase the member Clubs that make up the Border Convention, if any Club can suggest ways the site can be improved please  contact the Secretary.


News And Updates

"A very sincere welcome to the Border Convention

 I hope you enjoy your visit to our site,and I do hope you find it a useful resource to support your interest in the Border Canary."


         Ronnie Sillitoe - Chairman

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Bird Movements Between G.B. and Northern Ireland



You recently signed the petition “Review rules for the movement of poultry between GB and NI/RoI”:



On Monday 19 July, MPs questioned Brandon Lewis, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on the Government’s approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, following a ministerial statement.


The Minister stated that the Protocol had been the source of considerable and ongoing disruption to lives and livelihoods, and that the Government would bring forward plans to find a "new balance", that ensures goods can circulate more freely within the UK customs territory, while ensuring that full processes are applied to goods destined for the EU.


Watch the Government statement and MPs' questions: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/9a26f78c-9111-4757-8db8-29c04e4e8586?in=12:53:16


Read the transcript:



You can read further details of the UK's proposed approach on the Protocol here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/northern-ireland-protocol-next-steps


Bert Brotherston.


The Border Canary Association is saddened to report the death of one of its founding members Bert Brotherston.

Bert was one of the old school and was always in a jovial mood around the shows and meetings and was a big lover of the darks especially a cinnamon. Sincere condolences to the family.


Fraser Anderson

Secretary B.C.A



John Wakeman

We are sorry to have to inform the fancy of the passing  of John Wakeman

Below is a short statement from his son


This is a short message to inform you and your members of the sad passing on my father John Wakeman.

He kept border canaries all his life and was a stalwart of the cage bird scene within Birmingham.

He exhibited and judged at many shows around the country and internationally in Canada and South Africa.

He judged the National four time which I think was exceptional.


He wrote many articles on birds and border canaries in particular.

These can be seen at his web site https://johnwakeman.wordpress.com


Martin Wakeman