-Sydney FSA 2018-
Gordon Lovegrove Annual Table Show
Bring along your birds and get some expert advice and maybe a tip or two in preparation for the Sydney Royal. We’ll hold a sweepstakes. Can you second guess the judge and take home the winnings? Don't worry if you do not own any show cages, we'll have some spares on hand for you to use.
Sydney Royal planning. Guest Speaker TBA
A terrific lineup of guest speakers are planned for 2018.
Red Strawberry Finch Round TableThe FSA has a recovery program underway for Red Strawberry finches. A few experienced breeders will share their knowledge and answer questions.
Breeding Crimson Chats—Mark JollyMark, from the Hunter, will explain the husbandry requirments for success with Crimson Chats. He’ll also show images from some of the Save the Gouldian Fund waterhole counts to get you motivated to get along this year, or next.
Longtail and Black-throated Research—Dr Simon GriffithSimon’s laboratory at Macquarie University has been working with Longtail Finches for many years and has recently begun related studies using the Black-throated Finch. Hear all about it at our June meeting.
Birds of Hawaii—Ivan CindricHawaii is renowned for its amazing range of introduced established species. Ivan will show images to make you drool plus an explanation of aviculture in Hawaii.
Hot Weather is Bad News for Fertility—Lori HurleyMacquarie University Phd student Lori will outline her research explaining how hot weather is bad news for fertility in finches. She’ll also demonstrate a fascinating technique for sexing finches.
Annual General Meeting - Guest Speaker TBA
Why not put up your hand and join the committee.
Bird Nerd European Vacation - Sam Davis
Germany, Netherlands, Brussels on a bird nerd bus trip - what could go wrong? Then Tenerife to see Loro Parque and Jurong Bird Park on the way home.
Don's Aviary and Birds
Don findlater will descibe his backyard setup where he has specialised in Masked finches and Yellow Rumps for many years The number of finches, Maskeds in particular, that he breeds consistently year after year is a testament to his knowledge. Maybe we will learn some of his secrets?
FSA Open Day and Bird Sale
Contact Jason Holmes for all the details 0402 492 350.