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5 October 2023 8:30am -
6 October 2023 5:00pm

Join us at Whipsnade Zoo this year for the BIAZA Bird Working Group conference.

Enjoy a range of presentations and updates on topics concerning the management of birds in our collections and a chance to meet and talk to fellow keepers and aviculturists. Your time at Whipsnade will include a chance to tour the bird collection with some behind the scenes opportunities available. 

The conference will run over two full days: October 5th and 6th and lunch will be provided along with light refreshments at breaks (price included in ticket). An icebreaker event will be held on the evening of October 4th and there will be a chance to socialise at an evening meal on the 5th. 

Ticket prices
Thursday 5 October Friday 6 October
BIAZA member - £20 BIAZA member - £20
Non-BIAZA member £25 Non-BIAZA member £25
BIAZA member both days - £40
Non-BIAZA member both days - £50

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To facilitate a group meal, accommodation is recommended in Hemel Hempstead. The following hotels are within walking distance of the town centre and the zoo is a 25-30 min commute via car.

•    Premier Inn Hemel Hempstead Central - Moor End Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1BT
•    Travelodge Hemel Hempstead - Wolsey House, Wolsey Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4TU

Hemel Hempstead is also accessible via rail on the London Northwestern Railway. This line runs between London Euston and Crewe. 


For any queries or issues with booking, please email Claire McSweeney at

Please contact the Bird Working Group directly to register an interest in presenting or submitting a poster. Full agenda to follow.

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