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Bird Taxidermy manual

Bird Taxidermy manual

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My Book

Bird Taxidermy The Basic Manual

Bird Taxidermy The Basic Manual

With over 400 colour photos gives a full understanding for anybody starting bird taxidermy. Available for instant download - £6.00

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Bird of the Month

Eurasian Magpie genera Cissa £150.00…

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International Award Winning Bird Taxidermist

World Taxidermy Championships 2005
Best Professional Competitors Award

carl@birdtaxidermy.co.uk +44 (0)1751 472019  or  +44 (0)7840 451590

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Articles

I have written articles for many books, magazines and website over the years. I am very proud to have two of my articles publish in Breakthrough magazine. The article I have written in the falconer's magazine is about how to store carcass one think I am often asked about. In 2012 I stared writing a article for breakthrough magazine on mounting a bird form start to finish but as this started to run away with me it became my book Bird Taxidermy the basic manual which I am very proud of.

After nineteen years practising bird taxidermy and trying many different methods and materials this manual shows the method I have developed. Showing a practical and basic approach with over four hundred detailed photographs will give you a confident start. This manual shows mounting a bird from start to finish while alongside building an armature showing an easy to understand modern style of taxidermy.

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Breakthrough Magazine Issue 84

Competition ground work with a difference


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Links

Below are the people I work with and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for the help and support they give to me.


Ben Potter Birds of Prey Displays & Shows

Ben Potter Birds of Prey Displays & Shows

Email: info@birdsofpreydisplays.co.uk
Tel: 01845 523493
Mobile: 07849846053


Breakthrough Magazine

Breakthrough Magazine

Breakthrough Magazine is a taxidermy trade journal, featuring technique articles, wildlife reference, and related wildlife art subjects, such as fish carving. Our taxidermy magazine offers taxidermists access to wildlife reference books video tapes, and information to learn taxidermy.


Eagle Heights

Eagle Heights

Eagle Heights is one of the UK's largest Bird of Prey Centres; currently we have a collection of approximately 150 raptors. This includes over 50 species, many of which are now breeding at the centre or can be seen flying in our daily demonstrations


IBR

IBR

The IBR offers a registration scheme for birds whereby the birds details are logged on a central database against its keeper's details. The bird details can be ring numbers, hatch date, parent ring numbers, microchip number, name etc and the keeper details are name, address, telephone numbers and email address.


The Guild of Taxidermists

The Guild of Taxidermists

The Guild of Taxidermists is the only officially recognised organisation actively working with the legislative authorities to secure the future for legitimate taxidermy in the UK


JHT

JHT

Stockists of:

Rigid Foam Life Size Forms ... Glass Mammal Eyes ... Acrylic Mammal Eyes ... Rigid Foam Shoulder Forms ... Pins and Tacks ... Taxidermy Accessories ... Acrylic Bird Eyes ... Glass Bird Eyes ... Lead Ear Liners ... Tongues... Hardwood Shields ... Glass Fish Eyes ... Black Ball On Wire Eyes ... Artificial Rocks ... Rigid Foam Bird Bodies ... Galvanised Wire ... Wood Wool ... Apoxie Sculpt ... Epoxy Putty ... Critter Clay ... etc.


The European Taxidermy Federation

The European Taxidermy Federation

The European Taxidermy Federation (ETF) is the coordinative holding organization of the biological taxidermists in Europe. The associations of several countries have united in the ETF, to create a panel platform across the national boundaries, which promotes and discusses the interests of the professional branch.

The goals are:

  • Contact and communication between colleagues.
  • Exchange of information and prolonged development.
  • Participation in the development of a European legislation.
  • Disposition of the European Taxidermy Competition (ETC).

Keith Pickering

Keith Pickering

Keith Pickering produces exquisite hand-made walking sticks which are both decorative and functional. Birds, fish and animals are the usual subjects, hand carved in native hardwoods, mounted on finest hazel shanks cut from the ancient woodlands around Helmsley in North Yorkshire. Dogs, cats and horses are a speciality, carved and painted in the likeness of your own favourite animal (send photos). Thumb sticks, hiking sticks and plain walking sticks are kept in stock or made to order.


Jonathan

Jonathan

Jonathan has worked as a professional wildlife artist since 1999, but has been observing and drawing wildlife from an early age. He graduated in 1998 from Blackpool & The Fylde College, gaining a First Class Hons Degree in Natural History Illustration and was also awarded the Mary Elizabeth Barrow Award for excellence in art and design, being nominated course 'Student of the Year'.


Eagle Hunter

Eagle Hunter

The purpose of this site is to share my experiences of the Golden Eagles that have been a large part of my life, with anyone who may be interested.