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Queensland Finch Society

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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.


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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...
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Up Coming Events 2015 

Date: June 5, 2015

Title: "Keeping and breeding finches the old fashioned way"

Speakers: Ron Porter (QLD)

Ron has had a lifetime association with birds. His father kept canaries and pigeons before he and Ron moved into keeping finches, specifically Gouldians and Stars. His presentation will focus on the changes in attitudes and methods of keeping and breeding finches and in aviary design that he has observed over 70 years of aviculture. Ron will question the modern day methods of finch keeping and aviary design, and the impact that they may be having on the breeding results of our birds. He will discuss the relationship of environment, endemic food and the interaction of birds and their environment. His methods of finch keeping will create food for thought for all finch enthusiasts. Finally, Ron as coordinator of the QFS Yellow Siskin Conservation program, will also provide a report on the current situation of that program and discuss the experiences of our current group of Volunteer Breeders of this interesting species.

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

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October 2014 NFSA Newsletter!

Biosecurity Bill

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

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