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.
private to public: the challenges of going from
hobby to bird zoo owners."
Speakers:Steve Sass (NSW)
Steve and Linda Sass have been
private aviculturists in NSW for a combined 60
years. With Linda a late starter to the hobby (aged
15), they grew with their hobby over the coming
decades as did their family of four children often
in tow at bird shows, sales and club meetings. Their
passion started with Australian grassfinches, and
with Steve growing up in the NSW central tablelands,
he had four species in the wild close to his back
door! With a move into softbills in their late
teens, they have been captivated by this amazing and
challenging group of birds ever since. Since the age
of 10, Steve has been designing his very own bird
park with many iterations gracing expansive sheets
of cardboard (and not a hint of a budget). But after
two years of serious planning, in 2015 they opened
On the Perch Bird Park on the NSW south coast. As
dedicated finch and softbill enthusiasts, they share
their journey and the challenges they face from the
early planning to the current operation of more than
90 species and 600 birds.
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!