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: "What can we learn from parrot and cockatoo aviculture?"
Speaker: Barry Blanch (QLD)
Our June meeting will be a little different in that we will have a talk from well-known parrot breeder, Barry Blanch. Barry has one of the largest collections of parrots and cockatoos in Australia and operates Rosewood Parrot Gardens southwest of Brisbane. We are sure that finch breeders will learn a lot from how Barry manages his collection and the nutrition he provides. You will also see the diverse range of species he keeps. Come along prepared to ask lots of questions and learn from hookbill aviculture.
The meeting will commence with a short talk from long time member, Klaus Sietas, who will provide a short history of the Red-Faced Parrot Finch. Klaus was instrumental in the establishment of this species in Australia and his recollections will be enlightening.
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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!