36 species of pi­geons, tur­keys, geese ex­hib­ited at Oman an­nual bird show

Muscat Daily - - NATION - Our Correspondent

Oman Bird and Pet As­so­ci­a­tion (Omanbpa) re­cently held the eighth Oman An­nual Bird Show at the Oman Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre.

Some 170 avian afi­ciona­dos took part in the two-day event, said Ali al Bahlani, vice pres­i­dent of Omanbpa.

“The par­tic­i­pants were res­i­dents and cit­i­zens as well as bird lovers from Gulf coun­tries,” Bahlani told Mus­cat Daily.

“There were 36 species of fancy pi­geons and poul­try species such as tur­keys and geese. Other birds such as ca­naries and 50 species of par­rots were also on show,” he said.

The event, for the first time, also saw a dog show with 18 ca­nines tak­ing part.

“Our as­so­ci­a­tion is the only one in the Gulf recog­nised by a min­is­te­rial de­ci­sion (68/2010). We are af­fil­i­ated with the Min­istry of So­cial Devel­op­ment.”

He added, “We aim to or­gan­ise events such as bird ex­hi­bi­tions so that we can in­tro­duce peo­ple to the dif­fer­ent types of pet birds. We also look to fo­cus on meth­ods of breed­ing, rais­ing, treat­ing and car­ing for birds.”

The as­so­ci­a­tion wants to change public per­cep­tion re­gard­ing rais­ing birds, he said. “We con­duct var­i­ous events to raise aware­ness among peo­ple.”

The as­so­ci­a­tion is also plan­ning to have a large in­te­grated head­quar­ters, in­clud­ing a place to hold events and work­shops and a place to pro­vide ve­teri­nary ser­vices, Bahlani said.

“I ad­vise all pet lovers to join the as­so­ci­a­tion. At present, we have 587 mem­bers.”

(Sup­plied pho­tos)

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