Page last updated: 25 November 2021 (website last updated: 05 December 2021)
Welcome to the Waxbill Finch Society's website
2021 WFS members' breeding returns
We will send all members a copy of the 2021 breeding returns form in the Winter edition of The Waxbill. The annual returns help us to understand the level of waxbill breeding and to consider which species are experiencing the highest risk for a continued presence in aviculture. We ask that you send us your completed returns before the closing date of 31 Jan 2022. Full details will appear in the next edition of The Waxbill.
2021 Target Species
Following the 2015 breeding returns, it was agreed that the WFS would set a target species for each year to help promote awareness of, and encourage members both to keep and breed, that species. As well as being a risk within aviculture, there is a stipulation that the cost of acquiring a pair of birds shouldn't exceed £120 and that the species is reasonably available.
The orange-cheeked waxbill was the first target species in 2016 and was joined by red-cheeked cordon bleu in 2017, the red-winged pytillia (2018), the red-headed finch (2019), and the red-eared waxbill (2020). For 2021, it has been agreed that the target species will be the St Helena waxbill.
The WFS retain the 2019 and 2020 target species giving the full WFS target list as:
WFS badges now available
We're pleased to add Waxbill Finch Society badges to the list of items we offer on PayPal. They're available for £4 each (free postage in the UK) and can be found on the WFS booklets page.
See our WFS branch meetings page for all the details.
WFS Facebook page
The Waxbill Finch Society also has its own closed group on Facebook. Access the site through the banner above.