Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sydney FSA Bird Sale on December 9th at 10am

The sale opens from 10am at the Prairewood Youth Centre hall.  

Much more than a bird sale.  There will be various displays, trade tables, FSA sales table and draw of our major raffle at midday.  Don't miss this event.  

Sellers MUST be an FSA member of one of the FSA branch or affiliate clubs. Non-members may become members on the day in order to sell.

Sellers must arrive between 7:30am and 9:30am.  $1 per bird to sell, minimum $5 per seller.

To avoid disappointment on the day all sellers are advised to book a table by Wednesday 5th December 2018.  Table Bookings to Jason Holmes on 0402 492 350  or email events@finchsociety.org .

NSW Bird Sale Code of Practice will be enforced.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

On The Perch bird park trip Feb 17/18 2018


FSA Bus Trip to On The Perch

There was enormous interest in this trip from all present at recent general meetings. As seats are limited, to be fair to the hundreds of members unable to attend meetings the committee decided it best to open reservations on the day magazines are due to arrive in your mailbox (magazines left in the post Monday December 4th). As you would know, Australia Post can be somewhat variable, hence this email. You would be well advised to reserve your seat immediately to avoid disappointment. Full payment is due before Christmas so we can finalise arrangements. If, for some reason, the trip does not go ahead all money will be refunded. Priority to financial members of the FSA. Thanks, in advance to everyone involved in organising this trip.

Itinerary

Sat 17th Feb 2018
7:30am Park cars on Sam Davis property at Douglas Park in preparation for departure by 8am
9:30-10:30am Aviary tour, morning tea in the Shoalhaven area.
12:30-1:15pm Lunch at Batemans Bay
3-4pm Aviary tour and afternoon tea in the Bermagui area
5pm arrive at overnight accommodation in Tathra
7pm Dinner at Fat Tony's - www.fattonys.com.au  
Sun 18th Feb 2018
7:30am -10am On the Perch bird park - www.ontheperch.com.au (includes cooked breakfast)
11:30am Brief morning tea stop in Cooma to stretch legs.
1-3pm Canberra for lunch and Canberra Walk-in Aviary - www.canberrawalkinaviary.com.au  
5:30pm Estimated return to Douglas Park

The Deal

Total Cost $250
Includes:
• Luxury Coach Travel (includes Toilet for the older folk!)
• All meals full catered
• Cabin/family unit style accommodation
• Entrance to all attractions
Secure Your Seat
Reserve your seat by contacting our FSA Secretary Brian Read now:
• Email secretary@finchsociety.org  
• Text or phone Brian 0408 660 332
Pay in full before Christmas to secure your place:
• Credit Card details when reserving your seat.
• Direct deposit into the FSA account—BSB 062304 ACC 0080 0209. Include your member ID (refer front of magazine envelope) in the description.
• Cheque to FSA. 23 Moores Rd, Glenorie 2157.
Priority given to financial members of the FSA.
Seats are limited—Act Now



Sydney Royal Aviary Bird Competition March 26/27 2018

If you’ve never entered birds in the Sydney Royal then 2017 is the year to make a start. Free show entry tickets for all competitors plus great prizes on offer! The total value of the finch classes prize pool currently stands at $1250.

The more entries in the finch classes the better the spectacle – you never know you may just win Grand Champion!

To enter online or download Application, simply visit
www.rasnsw.com.au/aviarybird

We can assist with finch entries and any other questions by contacting - Ivan Cindric 0428 656 653

Closing Date - Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 5:00pm

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Threatened Species in Aviculture

 Sydney Royal Easter Show April 6-19th

Are you going to the Sydney Royal Easter Show?
Make sure to check out the Aviculture working with Threatened Species display. 
We're in the Pet Animals pavilion - Hall 3 - walk through from the dome.
7 aviaries, 7 threatened species.
Rolling talks by TAFE animal care students.
A project of:
The Finch Society of Australia (FSA) and The Avicultural Society of NSW (ASNSW) together with some fantastic sponsors.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sydney Royal Finch Show 2017 - April 6/7


In 2017 Finches are the feature breed, so we will pull out all stops. There’s a larger venue, meaning more display space. If you’ve never entered birds in the Sydney Royal then 2017 is the year to make a start. Free show entry tickets for all competitors plus great prizes on offer! The total value of the finch classes prize pool currently stands at $1250.

As well as the show, there will be a range of display aviaries, setup for the whole two weeks of the show. The Sydney Royal is a fantastic opportunity to show off aviculture to the public.

The more entries in the finch classes the better the spectacle – you never know you may just win Grand Champion!

To enter online or download Application, simply visit
www.rasnsw.com.au/aviarybird

We can assist with finch entries and any other questions by contacting - Ivan Cindric 0428 656 653

Closing Date - Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at 5:00pm



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sydney FSA Bird Sale and Open Day December 11th 2016

Sydney FSA Bird Sale and Open Day




The sale opens from 10am at the Prairewood Youth Centre hall.  Sellers MUST be an FSA member of one of the FSA branch or affiliate clubs.  Much more than a bird sale.  There will be various displays, trade tables, FSA sales table and draw of our major raffle at midday.  Don't miss this event.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Synopsis of meeting with office of Jaala Pulford to resolve restrictions of sale at bird shows, sales and auctions throughout Victoria

On Thursday 7th April Sam Davis (FSA President and CCBFA Vice President), Dr Stacey Gelis (Avian Veterinarian), David Renshaw (President VAC) and Dr Gary Fitt (NFSA Vice President) met with Minister Jaala Pulford's Chief of Staff Megan Berry to present the following paper on behalf of the membership of approximately 195 Victorian Avicultural clubs.

“Bird Shows, Sales and Auctions in Victoria: Frequency, Size, History, Welfare and Legislative Reality”

Download link - www.finchsociety.org/vic_bird_sale_paper.pdf

Discussion emphasised the lack of welfare issues at the frequent bird shows, sales and auctions held throughout Victoria and nationally for well over 100 years. It was agreed by all present that welfare of birds in our charge is paramount and that The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 is the legislative tool regulating captive bird welfare in Victoria. We presented facts highlighting the fallacy that the contentious Section 96 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 in any way protects the welfare of birds. Furthermore, lack of evidence to the contrary makes it clear Section 96 was enacted in ignorance of frequent bird shows, sales and auctions.

An undertaking was received from the Chief of Staff that Minister Pulford would respond within weeks to our recommendations to exempt “caged birds” from Section 96. Please note there is no guarantee the response will be in our favour.

The Chief of Staff will report back regarding the possibility of appointing an avian representative to the recently formed Victorian Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC).

The Chief of Staff reaffirmed the Minister's previous undertaking to review Section 96 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994. This will occur in conjunction with other unrelated amendments to the Act which are currently being considered. At this time there is no consultation planned and no timeline for this undertaking hence the urgent need to exempt “caged birds” in the interim.

Thanks to the Minister’s office, in particular Chief of Staff Megan Berry, for Thursday’s meeting. We look forward to ongoing consultation as we work together to resolve the issue.

My appreciation to all who have contributed to the paper and for the many words of support and encouragement. See you at a sale soon!

Kind regards,

Sam Davis
Finch Society of Australia (FSA) President
Canary and Cage Bird Federation of Australia (CCBFA) Vice President