In this week's issue (August 6)

Hot news on this year's Bird Show of the Year! We reveal that it is to adopt a new name – the National Bird Show.
Leading Java sparrow fanciers offer their expert tips on how to keep and breed these star hardbills. By Brent Jackson.
Are exhibition budgerigars big and ugly? In Hot Debate, Jim Wright says Yes and Roy Stringer says No. Who do you agree with?
Top budgerigar showman Ray Steele asks, is it in our birds' best interest to try to emulate their wild conditions in captivity?
If your canary breeding season has gone awry, don't miss Brian Keenan's article on how you can kick-start it.
Plus there's a young lady on page 16 we think you ought to see!