Sunday, 24th June
2018 at Cheswick Green Village Hall, B90 4JA - Starting at
The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Gary Fitt, of The Queensland Finch
Society, Save the Gouldian Fund and Naturally for Birds. The subject
of his talks will be on:
Finch Nutrition and
Finch Conservation - Perspectives from Australia
Gary Fitt is President of the Queensland Finch Society and has kept
and bred birds for over 50 years. This pair of talks will focus
firstly on Gary's current approach to nutrition for his collection
of Australian and Foreign Finches with details on greenfood,
livefood and supplements. This will include details of the Naturally
for Birds range of cage bird feed supplements which he and partner,
Cheryl Mares, now produce. In this first talk Gary will also feature
some excellent photography of finches taken by photographer, Cheryl.
The second talk will cover Conservation Needs of Australian
Finches, highlighting the work being done by the Save the
Gouldian Fund to support field and laboratory research on the
endangered Gouldian Finch in northern Australia. Gary will also
cover the plight of the Black throated finch (Parson Finch) and a
couple of others. Along the way you will learn about the ecological
and man made changes which threaten these finches and glimpse the
natural habitats of Australian finches in the Kimberley region of
During the interval
there will be a memberís bird sale
AFS Sales Items and Raffle.
Planet Aviary will be in attendance with their products.
Members entry Free on
production of membership card,
Non members £2-50.