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.
This meeting is the first event in our QFS 50th Birthday Celebration and it is sure to be a great evening. Our main speaker is Dr Bob Doneley a leading avian vet who has a wealth of experience relevant to your bird collection. Bob graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982, and worked in veterinary practices in Bundaberg, Brisbane, Toowoomba and the UK, but is now head of veterinary medicine at University of Queensland, Gatton.
Bob developed his interest in bird medicine shortly after graduation when he realised he had been taught very little about birds. He was eventually registered as Queensland s first specialist in bird medicine and was awarded his Fellowship (FACVSc) in 2003. He now lectures to numerous veterinary students on bird and exotic animal medicine and has published two textbooks on bird medicine.
Bob s presentation will focus on how to take a holistic approach to maintaining the health of your collection and will draw on his long experience in avian medicine. It will be highly informative.
The short talk for the meeting will be given by Gary Fitt with an update on activities in the Red Siskin Initiative.
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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!