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Welcome to the Waxbill Finch Society's website
South-East Branch meeting (05 Feb 2017)
2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) set for Sunday 11th June
The WFS 2017 AGM will take place on Sunday 11th June at the South Eastern branch venue in Great Hallingbury, Essex - a change from the usual venue in Doncaster. All members are warmly invited. It's an excellent opportunity to catch-up with society colleagues or introduce yourself to fellow members.
Members' birds will be available for sale (DEFRA rules apply) and Jos van Himbergen will be giving a talk on bird nutrition. Please see the branch meetings page for further details.
2016 WFS members' breeding returns
Neil Bickell would like to thank all members who sent in their 2016 breeding returns, which have now been incorporated in our website. Our returns page also allows you to download the detail in Excel or pdf fashion. This year, we have added a colour-coded feature to highlight the link between these returns and species continued viability in aviculture.
Members who joined since 01 January 2016 are eligible for the Top New Member award.
2017 Target Species
Following the 2015 breeding returns, it was agreed that the WFS would set a target species for the coming year to help promote awareness of, and encourage members both to keep and breed, that species. For 2016, the orange-cheeked waxbill was chosen and the WFS were delighted to see 31 birds bred in 2016 from a low of only 1 in 2015. For 2017, it has been agreed to retain the orange-cheeked waxbill but also to add the red-cheeked cordon bleu as its numbers have precariously dipped in recent years. The 2017 target species are therefore:
|11 June 2017 (Sunday)||2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) - - Great Hallingbury Village Hall, Church Road, Great Hallingbury, Essex CM22 7TY
(5 mins from M11 Jnct 8 - Stansted Airport)
Hall open: 10.45am
We are very fortunate to have "Jos van Himbergen" giving a talk on Bird Nutrition .
|All meetings||Visit our branch meetings page for all the details.|
The Waxbill Finch Society was formed in 1991 with the following aims:
- To encourage the breeding of Estrildid Finches (Waxbills, Munias, etc.)
- To share information about proven breeding and feeding methods
- To help members locate, exchange, purchase or sell stock
- To build up stocks of captive-bred birds
- To assist members to contact one another at Branch Meetings or by telephone
This website is therefore designed both to promote our society and to help it achieve these aims. We also hope it will encourage potential members to develop an interest in these marvellous birds.