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The general licence allowing gatherings of captive birds in Wales has been amended.

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First published:
15 May 2017
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As of 16 February 2024, gatherings of all poultry and captive birds are permitted, except for Anseriforme birds (ducks, geese, swans), provided you:

  • meet the requirements of the poultry gathering general licence or the captive bird gathering general licence 
  • notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) of the gathering at least 7 days before the event

You can find out more in the general licence documents. These remain under constant review.