Giving a voice to the Kent bird club
The following contacts and links are maintained and updated by club members, Darren Smith & Ron Turner. If there are any errors in information on this page or you would like to be listed, please contact Ron by mobile (07534-722-289) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
First and foremost, there are expert breeders within the club who specialise in their own areas (eg. Border/ Gloster/ Norwich canaries) so we would recommend that you approach them if you are interested in knowing more about/ considering buying birds.
However, we are aware of the following local alternatives but these are listed purely for additional information:
|Nettlestead Bird Club table sale||
Open from 10:00 am at Nettlestead Village Hall,
Nettlestead, Kent, (for satnav, use: ME18 5ES) on the 4th Sunday of every month except December.
Dates for 2018: 28th Jan, 25th Feb, 25th Mar, 22nd Apr, 27th May, 24th June, 22nd July, 26th Aug, 23rd Sept, 28th Oct, 25th Nov. No December date.
Bird and equipment sale: for info and enquiries, ring 07908 136 748.
For directions for how to find the location, please see the village hall website for more details.
Nearest rail station: Wateringbury (Strood - Paddock Wood line). 5 min walk to the hall.
|Maidstone Sunday Bird Club Sunday table sale||
Open from 6:30pm at Larkfield Village Hall,
New Hythe Lane, Larkfield, Kent, (for satnav, use: ME20 6ST), M20 Junction 4 on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
It was formally announced in the 27 December 2017 edition of Cage and Aviary Birds that the Maidstone and South Eastern Counties Avicultural Society would fold at the end of 2017 but that the Sunday table sale would continue as the 'Maidstone Sunday Bird Club. This table sale will continue to meet at Larkfield Village Hall.
Remaining dates for 2018: 11 Feb, 11 Mar, 08 Apr, 13 May, 10 Jun, 08 Jul, 12 Aug, 09 Sept, 14 Oct, 11 Nov and 09 Dec.
Annual membership £3, admission £2, sales tables £4. Ring Dave on 07946 272 761
If looking on www.streetmap.co.uk, be aware that this points to the wrong side of the bridge. The hall is just up from the north side.
Nearest rail station: New Hythe (Strood - Maidstone West line). 20 min walk to the hall.
|Pet Aqua Spectacular||245 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4BQ - 01634 849 361 and see their Facebook page|
|Wilton Birds & Exotic Pet Centre||95-97 Pound Lane, Bowers Gifford, Basildon, Essex, SS13 2HN - 01268-726 216 and see website|
|"Cage & Aviary Birds"||Weekly UK bird-keeping paper; £1.90 from newsagents and see articles on-line at their website|
|UK Bird Trader||website|
|Johnstones - Tool Specialists||Tool shop on Rochester High Street with all available pieces to build/repair carrying cases.
81 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LX Tel: 01634 844067 and see website
|Kent Cages||Incredible range of breeding and show cages as well as carrying cases. Large catalogue and open to individual
orders. Extremely friendly and helpful.
179 Woodlands Road, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6HA Tel: 01732-870400 and see website
|Pets at Home||Unit K1, Imperial Business Estate, West Mill, Gravesend DA11 0DQ. Tel: 01474 328 904 and see website|
|Pets Corner||111 Week St, Maidstone, ME14 1RB. Tel: 01622 669 332 and see website|