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: "Keeping and breeding Finches and Softbills in Queensland"
Speaker: Ian Brown (Qld)
Ian has been keeping and breeding birds for 46 yrs starting when his family moved to a farm south of Sydney at the age of 11. Since then he has never been without birds. His current collection includes finches, parrots, and a great range of softbills, including some spectacular fruit pigeons. And they are housed in a magnificent series of aviaries ranging from suspended flights to a heavily planted and large habitat aviary. Over the years, having to work full time required Ian to find ways of housing and feeding his birds in a very efficient and time saving manner, keeping in mind the need to optimise nutritional benefits for health and good breeding results. Ian s presentation will outline his range of species, housing and feeding regime, including the diverse range of foods used and the processes that provide highly nutritional diets with time saving methods. Throughout you will perceive Ian s clear passion for his hobby. This presentation to QFS is long overdue as he last spoke at a general meeting in November 2007. So don t miss this one!
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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!