Guest Speakers

-Sydney FSA 2017-

February 8

Gordon Lovegrove Trophy

Great preparation for the Sydney Royal. Bruce Hockley, the Sydney Royal 2017 finch judge will officiate. Bring along your birds and get some expert advice nd maybe a tip or two in preparation for the Royal. We’ll hold a sweepstakes. Can you second guess the judge and take home the winnings?

March 8

South America—Macaws, Toucans, Tanagers and much much more! (Bob Wright)

Bob recently toured South America along with Russell Kingston and other FSA members Mick Grixti and Tony Ford. For all who were unable to tag along at least we’ll get to drool over some of the amazing birds and other wildlife during this evenings presentation.

April 12

North America—Yellowstone, American Bird Keeping and Showing. New Products to try (Barry Barker)

Some photos of birds and animals of Yellow Stone National Park America. A visit to the home of an American bird keeper and a look at an American bird show. Barry will then display of some products that are now available—Naturally for Bird Products and Mealworm powder plus some other bits and pieces that may be of interest.

May 10

Red Siskin Round Table

A group of successful and long term Red Siskin breeders will share their knowledge in a Q&A style Round Table discussion. We may even go global so staff from the Smithsonian can join in live.

June 14

NSW Native Animal Licensing Review Update

Come along and hear all about the proposed changes direct from Rob Oliver, the project manager at OEH. This is a chance for members to have direct input into the process and to have all your questions answered. Members and representatives from all bird clubs are encouraged to attend.

July 12

Finches '17 Review- Conference Overview

A heap of FSA members are attending and we’ll share out experiences. The fantastic QFS Finches conferences are always a great opportunity to spend a whole weekend dedicated and immersed in finch stuff. This presentation will give you the chance to experience some of the highlights.

Aug 9

Memories of Russell Kingston

We'll share our memories of Russell's amazing contribution to finch aviculture.

Red Strawberry Recovery Project

We'll cover both husbandry and details of the program moving forward. We're aiming to grow the project in 2018.

Sep 13

Annual General Meeting - Guest Speaker TBA

Why not put up your hand and join the committee.

Oct 11

Black Throated Finch DNA Research Project

Researcher Kerensa McElroy will explain the project and its likely benefits for the southern white-rump subspecies we know as Parson finches.

Nov 8

Mixed Collections - Ian Brown

Ian grew up in the Picton area SW of Sydney and now lives on the outskirts of Brisbane. He maintains an extensive collection of finches, parrots and softbills. Ian has successfully bred many difficult softbill species including Wompoo pigeons and Scarlet Honey-eaters.

Dec 10

FSA Open Day and Bird Sale

Contact Jason Holmes for all the details 0402 492 350.

Dec 13

FSA Christmas party

Relax, celebrate and eat! All welcome.

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