The Queensland Finch Society is based in Brisbane, Australia but has members worldwide who subscribe to receive the monthly magazine "Finch News" and participate in other Society activities. Members in south-east Queensland are encouraged to attend general meetings which are normally held on the first Friday of every month at 8pm (doors open 7pm) at Morningside School of Arts Hall, Cnr Wynnum & Thynne Roads, Morningside, Brisbane. They feature a Guest Speaker, a Sales Table stocked with seed and a wide range of breeding aids, birds for sale and the club Library. Non-members and guests are also encouraged to attend. QFS also stages out of Brisbane meetings, aviary visits, bird sales, auctions, bird shows and other events at various times during the year.
Title: "A 70 year journey with the glorious Gouldian Finch"
Speaker: Ron Porter (Qld)
The Gouldian finch is the most commonly kept finch species and is kept by the majority of finch breeders. Why then is Ron concerned for the future of our captive aviary stock? Well firstly, he has been keeping this iconic Australian species for 70 years and has witnessed many changes over that time. His presentation will be hugely informative, but could also be a confronting story to some of us and may cause us to consider our individual attitudes to diet, aviary size, mutation breeding and bird quality. Ron s passion for conserving finch species is recognised from our conservation breeding programs where he coordinated the Black Hooded Yellow Siskin program which concluded recently after a successful seven year period. Ron sincerely hopes that this presentation may prevent someone in 70 years time having to run a similar conservation program for the Gouldian Finch. Please be there!
recently passed in the Queensland Parliament - Please read this very important issue here and download Letter Templates. Click HERE!
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QFS Out of Brisbane Meetings
November 19 2011 saw an excellent turnout of finch enthusiasts for the QFS meeting in Tamworth. Members and friends from as far as Sydney heard three excellent talks, enjoyed a finch ID competition
and tried hard to win in the raffle.
If you would like to suggest a
QFS meeting in your region just contact the President and put
your case forward!