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: "A sojourn through Africa Twinspots, Rhino and nesting behaviours of African Finches and Waxbills"
Speaker: Glen Holland (VIC)
For August our main speaker is Glen Holland, current Director of the Werribee Zoo outside Melbourne and previously Director of Healesville Sanctuary. Glen is a keen finch breeder with an extensive background in conservation programs for birds in Africa, New Zealand and now Australia. This includes the high profile Orange Bellied Parrot and Helmeted Honeyeater conservation breeding programs. Glen loves nothing better than leading birding tours in Africa where his phenomenal knowledge really plays out. In this talk he will present some great observations of finches in the wild through a sojourn to Africa. The meeting will commence with a talk from Vic Boorman on some intriguing birds which visit his garden. He and they have become mates. Come along to hear both these great stories.
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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!