Thinking of something completely different? Perhaps waterfowl or birds of prey are for you. So far, we have covered the more usual types of birds to which newcomers are attracted. The beauty of birds is that there is something for everyone, regardless how divers your taste may be.
Rather than provide basic information, I think it is time I pointed out some interesting Web sites (Web -waterfowl -get it!) that may spark your interest.
A comprehensive site can be found at http://home.att.net/~DanCowell/page2.html With many pages of information, breeding programmes, quality photographs and breeders listings around the world - including the UK.
An interesting homepage is found at http://www.robotduck.freeserve.co.uk/ducks.htm Here the author reveals all, from obtaining three, one day old chicks, to raising them to maturity, and later expanding the flock. The site offers good practical advice, and is a worthwhile visit. If conservation is your thing, then perhaps the Canada Goose Preservation Society is of interest. See their site at http://www.cgcs.demon.co.uk/
The centre houses perhaps one of the largest and best known collection of birds of prey in the world, homing over 80 different species numbering over 300 birds. The Centre boasts that it leads the world in the number of species bred in captivity, with over 55 species having already been bred, and new species laying eggs each year.
The aims of the centre are clearly stated in their Mission Statement, which states: The Aims of The National Birds of Prey Centre are Conservation of all birds of prey through Education, Captive Breeding, Research and Rehabilitation