ABOUT QFS | FAQS | BECOME A MEMBER | CONTACT US | LINKS |  HELP|                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  



Queensland Finch Society

Finch News Society News Finch Articles Aviary Visits Sales Table

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.


Are our birds home-grown Aussies, or have we inherited a second-hand fauna from somewhere else? Mark Horstman explores genetic and fossil evidence that reveals the majority of the world s birds have Australian ancestors. No other continent has been as important for bird evolution. In fact, Australia is where song began.

View this episode of Catalyst (s16 Ep06) - great information on the evolutionary importance of Australia's songbirds.


Member No  


   Remember Me



Forgot Password? 

Not a member? Join!

Save the Gouldian Fund


Articles That Matter:

by Gary Fitt
Learn the tricks and easy way to breed bush flies as an exceptional source of live food for your finches.
40 Day Quarantine
by Danny Searle...
Members download here


Up Coming Events 2015 

Date: May 1, 2015

Title: "Mannikins and Munias of New Guineaes"

Speakers: Tus van Genderen (QLD)

Tus has lived and bred birds all over the world starting with budgies and progressing to bantams, pheasants, Guinea fowl, quails, many of the smaller parrots and of course finches. He has a fascination for the genus Lonchura (Mannikins/Munias/Nuns), and in this talk he will focus on the speakers from New Guinea species that we don t have available in Australia and which are rarely seen at all. This species is now endangered in its native Indonesia and is unfortunately kept by too few finch breeders. Tus will discuss the attributes of these species, their relationships and where known their avicultural needs. This is sure to be a fascinating presentation.

QFS Finch Conservation Program

We have previously outlined the QFS Finch Conservation Program. We now have young pairs of African Silverbills AND Javan Munias available to go to volunteer breeders who wish to participate in the Conservation Program. Provided you are willing to meet the conditions of the program you will be given two pairs of Silverbills or two pairs of Javan munias. All birds are DNA sexed. Silverbills are available at $35 a pair to cover the cost of DNA sexing. The Javan Munias are initially at no cost. They are available to QFS members ANYWHERE in Australia. Both species are easy to breed and no trouble in an aviary. If you are interested please contact the relevant coordinator for African Silverbills, Gary Fitt. gary.fitt@bigpond.com or 07 32026779, for Javan Munias, Chris Leeper. chrisleeper@hotmail.com

Locations of visitors to this page


Click to download the latest Newsletter

October 2014 NFSA Newsletter!

Biosecurity Bill

recently passed in the Queensland Parliament - Please read this very important issue here and download Letter Templates. 
Click HERE!

Got a bright idea?
Got a bright idea? Click the chick!


QFS Out of Brisbane Meetings

 QFS Meeting in Tamworth

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!

©Queensland Finch Society Inc.