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.
26 January, 2010: Russell Kingston OAM is being recognised with a medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the breeding and conservation of native Australian birds.
Radio interview with Jack Vernon ABC Wide Bay.
Coming Events 2017
Date: August 4, 2017
Speakers:Vic Boorman (QLD)
Vic is well known as a long-time member of QFS. He has been keeping and breeding finches for over 50 years. Over the last couple of years, Vic has given presentations on his success in breeding Redbrows, Chestnuts and Doublebars, but in this talk, he will cover a broader and more general range of topics. Indeed, everything from aviary design and construction, through to plants and management. He will also touch on the species he keeps and his passion which has led to his complex being the "Finch Place". Come along for another great evening!
O'Reillys Rainforest Retreat - generous donor to the FINCHES '17 raffle. They have donated a two nights stay valued at $590. Raffle tickets will be available at the QFS May Sale (May 21) and the QFS June general meeting (June 2) or by contacting Sheena De Jager Miles on 0421 127 476 well before the Finches 17 Convention.
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!